Web Developer

AMC Networks
New York, NY
Job Type:
Yrs of Exp:
2+ to 5 years

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PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITY: The Front-end Web Developer should be skilled in the latest web technologies, web standards, responsive design techniques, and should be able to efficiently solve cross-browser compatibility issues. The developer will work closely with the Creative Director and PHP/MySQL backend development team on designing and developing web application templates for the AMC Networks consumer websites. OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THIS POSITION The primary responsibilities of the Front-end Developer are the production, modification and maintenance of websites and web application user interfaces. This involves working closely with staff designers and using semantic markup languages to turn static Photoshop designs into working browser based webpages. The Front-end Developer will also work closely with the backend server-side development team to develop complex, interactive, database driven websites. 1. Write strong and efficient hand-coding of semantic and standards-compliant HTML and CSS 2. Possess a solid foundation in the use of Adobe Photoshop CS and basic graphic design principles 3. Develop search engine and performance optimized front-end code 4. Carry out W3C validation, accessibility and usability tests and debugging 5. Candidate should be results-oriented and comfortable with working on several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment 6. Strong communication skills, including detailed documentation writing and confident face-to-face communication abilities, are very important Key contacts (internal and external) Description/Purpose (why?) 1. Vice President & Director, Product Development Work with senior team members to achieve high-level business requirements and to provide status updates and reports on digital projects, as needed. 2. Creative Director Collaborate with the Design team to create efficient cross-browser web code from their designs. 3. Lead Developer Interface with the backend development team in order to integrate front-end code into large database driven websites. Technical/Functional Competencies a) Ability to take designs from PSD to XHTML and forward-thinking CSS b) Expert fluency in W3C compliant HTML/XHTML/CSS c) Proficiency with a JavaScript framework such as jQuery d) Proficiency modifying or enhancing a CMS, such as WordPress e) Experience working with version control systems such as Subversion f) Expert knowledge of browser quirks and limitations Key Experiences/Achievements a) 3-5 years previous development experience, with a portfolio of work history b) Ability to take a PSD and turn it into a pixel-perfect page c) Create high performance client-side software applications that power our network websites d) Work with an efficient approach towards producing high quality web code e) Enjoy the challenges of mastering the quirks of major web browsers to deliver a consistent user experience

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