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Front-End Developer

Front-End Developer
On behalf of our client Procom is seeking a Front-End Developer,

Front-End Developer Job Details
This role, in part, collaborates on UX concepts or visual designs and working with the Senior Experience Designer and turn them into operational and interactive digital elements which work across multiple platformsa while following the experience standards. The work includes responsibility for shared, global and custom user experience elements and their technical implementation regardless of backend technology (eg, global CSS, Javascript). The role requires the management of competing interests and deadlines, and the ability to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities within a SCRUM based development environment. The ideal candidate for this position will have a combination of creativity and technical expertise, both at an advanced level.

The Front-End Developer is a key member of the Digital Experience team and fills a complex role, which includes front-end prototyping and development, testing and management. This includes shared ownership of the centrally deployed ucalgary.ca CSS and related display elements/scripting both as custom elements and reusable components for multiple pages and sites. The Front-End Developer is also tasked with ensuring related code meets user and university visual, brand, accessibility and technical standards. In short, this role writes code that determines how our digital elements look and operate with the intent of setting the campus standard. Backend or Drupal web developers rely on the output of this role to determine the display layer of our standardized or custom coded elements.  

This position is required to manage assigned projects effectively with both technical and professional competence. 

Front-End Developer Mandatory Skills
-Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a front end web developer and designer in the digital space with a particular focus on organizations with both central and distributed authoring models. 
-Undergraduate degree or diploma in a related field of study such as visual communications, web or digital design, graphic design, or a related field.
-Intermediate to advanced technical and digital production experience in all of the following areas with a bias towards front-end development: HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, jQuery (jQuery Mobile), XML, PHP, Adobe Creative Suite.
-Expert knowledge of best practices for digital design and an understanding of the principles of responsive and accessible design.
-Intermediate to advanced technical expertise and experience in mobile-first frameworks with a primary focus on Bootstrap as well as experience with the following tools/technologies: parallax and scroll animations, Modernizr, RequiredJS, AngularJS, AJAX, JSON, SVG.
-Experience with rapid prototyping tools such as Axure, UXpin and agile collaboration systems such as Jira within SCRUM, Agile and waterfall development teams. 
-Experience with code storage, versioning and promotion using Github. 
-Familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms as well as mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android for platform-testing purposes
-Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities; ability to work autonomously and under pressure, as required
-Demonstrated interest in remaining at the forefront of trends and technologies; willingness to experiment with new ideas and tools
-Strong communications and interpersonal skills are required to work with area team members and to sustain strong relationships with internal clients and external vendors.

Front-End Developer Start Date
ASAP

Front-End Developer Assignment Length
Immediate to March 31, 2017 with possible extension to May 31, 2017