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Jumpstart Games is looking for a Front End Web Developer to help out on one of our properties, Neopets. This will be a 6 month contracted position with an opportunity for full time. This resource will be an integral part of the development team as we take a 20 year old property with a passionate and loyal userbase to new platforms.

    Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with design, art and development teams to build responsive web pages
  • Help create the new face for an existing, well-established entertainment website
  • Develop responsive HTML5/CSS3 web pages from designs that support our existing platform
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Build code and libraries that are reusable for future use and optimized for maximum speed and scalability
    Requirements:
  • Proven experience with fluid responsive web design
  • Strong knowledge of web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, JQuery and core JavaScript concepts
  • Needs to have well-developed front-end skills along with a basic understanding of back-end development
  • Demonstrated understanding of UX and UI design with an emphasis on maximizing usability and mobile-first development
  • Ability to organize and refactor existing code
  • Some familiarity with backend languages (PHP, Java, Node.js) in order to implement front end solutions
    Preferred Skills:
  • Understanding and/or experience with AJAX
  • Development experience with ASP.NET
  • Knowledge of on-site SEO best practices; experience with tools such as Google Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager a plus
  • Familiarity with Content Management systems such as Joomla
  • Strong familiarity with backend languages (PHP, Java, Node.js)
    Experience & Qualifications:
  • Detail-oriented, ability to multitask with strong prioritization, planning and organization skills
  • 3+ years of experience in a web development role
  • Experience working with project management tools such as JIRA
  • Experience with source control systems such as Perforce or Git
  • Self-motivated with the ability to flourish in a team environment, as well as work individually with minimum supervision
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to keep track of tasks, estimations and deadlines
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