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Front End Web Developer (Contract)

at Slimstown Studios, Inc. in Redwood City, CA   —   Apr 07, 2014   |  
Overview
Slimstown Studios, located in beautiful Redwood Shores, CA, is looking for a skilled front end developer to help build out our mobile game discovery website. We recently launched the alpha version of the site, http://www.quyay.com, and are working to implement a more fully-featured and robust beta in the coming months. Our ideal candidate is a technically-oriented front end developer with one year of experience in modern web development, who is excited to work with cutting edge technologies and is able to learn indepenently.

We are a fast-moving startup with a lean, tight-knit team, so our candidate must be self motivated, independent, and will take ownership of the front end.
Responsibilities
Work closely with lead developer to build features on the front end as they are implemented on the back end
Work with graphic designer to translate mockups into functional web pages
Execute tasks in a quick and efficient manner
Adhere to "Web 2.0" UI and UX, creating simple and elegant user interfaces
Identify problem areas and areas that need polish
Help test and document features
Experience
Solid Experience + Understanding of Front End Javascript, JQuery, and AJAX
Experience working with HTML5, CSS3, and Cross-browser Compatibility
Knowledge of Front End Optimization
Experience/Knowledge with Client Side Javascript Frameworks (Backbone, Angular, Ember)
Ability to learn AngularJS
At least 1 year of experience building the front ends of modern websites
Skills
Bonus points for the following skills:
Experience with Nodejs, or interest in learning
Understanding of asynchronous javascript and programming patterns for async
Experience/Interest with our tech stack: Riak Database, Nodejs REST API, AngularJS Front End
In depth knowledge of Javascript: prototypes, closures, Javascript best practices
Keeps up with modern design trends
Experience with Less css or Twitter Bootstrap
Graphic design talent, Adobe Photoshop, experience creating UI for websites
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