Senior Front End Developer - Mississauga | Chartwell Retirement Residences | | 04/03/16
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Senior Front End Developer Full-Time

Location: Mississauga
Company Name: Chartwell Retirement Residences ()
Category: Interactive Web / Video, User Experience, Web Design / Development

Reporting to the Senior Director, Online Presence, the incumbent will be a highly motivated, outstanding creative web designer with a passion for front end development.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualize, create mockups, create designs and implement interactive experiences that range from developing CMS themes to Rich media banners, Email newsletters etc;
  • Design and execute CMS themes, interactive elements, web/mobile/social apps, email blasts, digital marketing themes etc.;
  • Demonstrate outstanding creative web designs through typography, color theory, layout and photo manipulation;
  • Be accountable for overall quality of visual and interactive experience;
  • Rapidly visualize and prototype concepts in HTML /CSS /JS /Ajax /JQuery for desktop, tablet, mobile, email, Facebook and digital campaign projects;
  • Manage multiple projects while thriving in dynamic & fast-paced environments;
  • Work and be open to collaborate with cross-functional teams including Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing and Sales;
  • In depth understanding of web best practices like table less design principles and usability;
  • Maintain an appetite for knowledge of design and technology trends.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or other formal education in web / interactive design is a plus;
  • 5+ years of experience in web design & user experience design for desktop/tablet/mobile/social applications;
  • Ability to lead design and usability aspects of projects;
  • Exceptional creativity and willingness to push the boundaries of interactive design;
  • Expert in standard design/development tools (Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash);
  • 5+ years of experience with HTML4 / HTML5, CSS3, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, and Ajax. Some knowledge of Action Script is a plus;
  • Working knowledge in implementing responsive designs of web/mobile/social;
  • Knowledge of W3C compliance, AODA and cross browser compatibility is preferred;
  • Experience using analytics and data to inform design decisions and improve products iteratively;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, analytical, interpersonal and mentorship skills;
  • Passion for design, interactivity, websites and digital media.
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