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Senior Front End Developer

at Amplify Education, Inc. in Durham, NC   —   Mar 23, 2014   |  
Overview
Amplify Learning is creating exciting new curriculum that reinvents teaching and learning in the core subjects of English Language Arts, math and science. These products combine interactive game-like experiences with analytics that meet the rigorous demands of the CCSS. By optimizing the power of adaptive technologies, our Learning products support individualized instruction for students and, at the same time, facilitate classroom management for teachers.

Amplify is looking for a Senior Front-End Developer to help create engaging, fun experiences for a suite of K-12 education products in a dynamic Agile environment. Working with great designers and great engineers, the Senior Front-End Developer will tie together both the design and back-end functionality to work well in the browser and in mobile web views.

If you believe form always follows function and you want to start blurring the line between native and web, this position is for you.

**All Candidates must submit work samples**

Responsibilities of the Senior Front-End Developer:

Work independently and with a team to create JavaScript and HTML/CSS markup and templates with a strong focus on clarity, maintainability, cross-browser compatibility and performance
Participate in requirements gathering and functional specification activities, providing feedback on implementation feasibility as well as navigable prototypes/mockups
Develop and lead the implementation of front-end web coding and design standards, writing clear, clean, and concise code
Work closely with designers, artists, QA automation and software engineers to contribute to the overall user experience
Stay up to date on latest trends and emerging technologies within the UI community


Basic Qualifications of the Senior Front-End Developer:

Bachelor’s degree
4+ years as a front-end web developer, producing professional websites and/or web applications
Proven experience creating cross-browser interfaces using object-oriented JavaScript, JSON (and XML), HTML5, CSS3, plus using them together in AJAX-style data handling
Proven experience with JavaScript frameworks such as JQuery and AngularJS


Preferred Qualifications of the Senior Front-End Developer:

Experience with one of the popular JavaScript MV* / MVC frameworks (like Angular or Backbone)
Mobile device browsers
Less, Sass
Familiarity with Agile development methodology
Solid programming fundamentals and experience with Java, Python, or Ruby, as well as source control, unit testing frameworks, and debugging tools
Developer curiosity and good analytical skills

Apply here: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH14/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WIRELESSGENERATION&cws=1&rid=3305

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds

Amplify Education, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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