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Web UI Engineer

Location: New York, NY
Gig # 356615
We are seeking a User Interface Engineer to help develop and maintain a growing website. We are a small close-knit team that is working collaboratively to bring an awesome website to life. You'll be joining the team during our website's beta period and will have the opportunity to define and contribute from the start.

We have a website that will need maintenance and improvements, some minor, some large. Future opportunities will include the contribution to ideas, features and designs that make the website a big player with its target market, as well as the opportunity to develop advanced applications for creating and editing rich content on the web.

Responsibilities:
  • In charge of front-end development
  • Work with a close-knit small team to bring an awesome website to life
  • Maintain a website in its infancy and help define its further development.
  • You will spend most of your time writing HTML, CSS, Javascript and working with Photoshop
  • You'll be using modern web technologies and ensuring best practices: JavaScript, HTML and HTML5, CSS and CSS3
  • You'll have the opportunity to maintain and build a top-notch website, as well as contribute to some cutting-edge webapps

Qualifications:
  • You are an expert programmer
  • You're self-driven, motivated, and can manage time and tasks well on your own
  • You test things prior to committing changes and don't just depend on a big QA team to find problems with your code
  • You're an expert debugger and can solve any issue
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ajax, jQuery, and related web technologies
  • Knowledge of Django and the Django template system or a similar MVC framework
  • You're familiar with Mercurial and might have some experience navigating a Unix system
  • You know that anything is possible and approach problems with that mindset, and don't just say 'no' because something's too much work
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • You don't get worked up easily and can handle the pressure of jumping between multiple tasks.

Additional Skills / Bonus Points:
  • Expert knowledge of Django, Django template tags, filters and everything in between
  • Some design experience
  • Experience building complex web applications in Javascript, jQuery or similar
  • Experience with MathML, Mathjax or other methods of parsing/rendering math/science notation in a browser
  • Experience with LaTeX
  • Experience with Sproutcore HTML5 framework
  • Experience integrating and leveraging third-party software and code for use in custom web applications.
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