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Sr. Front End Developer Department : Front End Development Experience : 4 - 6 Years

Paper Plane is looking for a self-driven Sr. Front End developer for our Mumbai office, who can bridge the gap between the design and engineering team to deliver pixel perfect rich user interfaces and interactions.

Responsibilities:

Front End Development:

  • Convert a design mock up to a Light, Clean, Semantic, Scalable, Section 508 complaint interface adhering to W3C standards.
  • Work closely with the Project Leaders to deliver pixel perfect, bug free interface by writing quality code and within estimated timeline.
  • Optimize the interface across various Browsers/Devices/Platform.
  • Develop screen interactions, carousel, photo gallery, form validations using custom/existing Javascript/jQuery libraries or customize them.
  • Familiarity with Atomic web design /OOCSS / BEM / SMACSS.
  • Develop Emailers for different email Clients/Browsers and devices.
  • Optimize the page for various search engines by following standard SEO guidelines.
  • Test and optimize the page for performance specially using Google page speed and ySlow.
  • Work closely with design and backend team to seamlessly integrate a pixel perfect interface with backend code (JavaScript PHP or any other language /framework).
  • Contribute to & maintain Paper Plane proprietary re-usable code libraries and frameworks.
  • Extend Frameworks like Bootstrap, Materialise as per Project Requirements.
  • Follow Design Methodologies like Atomic Design & create reusable components.
  • Create Themes in Frameworks like Wordpress and SuiteCommerce Advanced.

Technical Design:

  • Requirement Analysis and estimation.
  • Finalizing user task flows and application logic with inputs from the various teams
  • Communicating overall implications of your proposed solutions.
  • Interacting with the Designer / Design Team during the design process to finalize interaction flows and provide insight into technological limitations & possibilities.
  • Adopting a Sprint based development methodology and be deeply involved with Sprint Planning and Release Management.

Technical Process Supervision:

  • Ensure Process adherence by Front End team across all phases of each Project while capturing the uniqueness with each Project Delivery Process.
  • Interacting closely with internal & external resources through the entire development / production / testing cycle.
  • Suggest usability enhancements in the context of the workflow and interactions as they get built out by conducting regular progress reviews in the form of feature-based demos.
  • Ensuring the Front End Team consistently meets Timelines & Quality Standards.
  • Identify and implement regular Process optimisation initiatives.
  • Conduct regular Performance Audits and recommend Performance improvement measures.
  • Identify core delivery processes and the measures to be used to manage them.
  • Maintain an awareness of industry trends, business conditions and internal processes and practice to ensure the success of complex program and initiatives.

Learning, R&D and Setting Quality Benchmarks:

  • Keep pushing the boundaries of Standards Based Web Development, which will involve an understanding of W3C Standards for XHTML, CSS as well Accessibility Standards.
  • Create working models for new front-end technologies like HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and responsive/adaptive design keeping in mind mobile development.
  • Create internal front-end and scripting standards and benchmarks that must be communicated and adopted by the entire team. These standards will undergo regular review and update process.
  • Establish Best Practices around commonly used frameworks like jQuery.
  • Research into emerging technologies like D3.js , Angular JS among others.
  • Participate in and create workshops to expose new technologies to the production team in the form of intra-department Fundaes.

Training and Mentoring:

  • Create training materials and programs for internal teams to aid in their skills growth.
  • Conduct regular training workshops with technology / engineering / product/project teams, educating them on best practices and techniques in Web Technologies.
  • Mentor Front End Team members with emphasis on helping the Front-end Services team lead perform more effectively.
  • Identify areas of strength & areas of improvements in team members and assign tasks accordingly.

Requirements:

  • 4-6 years of experience in Front end development.
  • Should possess demonstrable communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work in an environment of perfection and compliance to web standards and high design quality benchmarks.
  • Should be Flexible self-starter, who enjoys solving problems and technical challenges.
  • Should be a Team player with passion - who understands and respects personal & cultural differences.
  • Should possess excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Should have a fearless ability to jump lower in the stack to solve important problems.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills - know what you need to do, and DO IT!
  • Collaborative style
  • Should be keen to develop own skills and extending own level of influence.

A few more brownies for experience in:

  • SVG, Canvas
  • Experienced in Angular/backbone/templating systems
  • Have tried writing full stack Javascript applications
  • Integration with third party API's such as FB, Twitter, Sound cloud
  • Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento

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