Front End Developer 2017-12-31T00:27:27+00:00

Front End Developer


Chicago, Illinois
Posted October 23
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to melissa@thesmartdept.com.

Smartdept.inc is hiring a full time contract role for our client who reports to the Associate Director of Front End Development. As a Front End Developer, you will be an important member of their core development team responsible for developing, maintaining and updating best-in-class websites, emails and other web-based products for a variety of clients. You will help build shape their internal build tools, processes and techniques.

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with project managers, designers, strategists and the account team in an effort to unite great ideas with great execution for the benefit of our clients.
  • Manage and execute clients’ website updates including graphics, copy, SEO and programming changes across frameworks and static HTML pages/templates
  • Implementation and testing of analytics tracking methods and conversions
  • Work with the design teams to build and refine graphic designs for websites
  • Ability to convert raw images/layouts provided by our designers into themes
  • Maintain a constant dialogue with the project management team to make sure development work is on time and tracking properly
  • Communicate to project managers with efficiency and accuracy any progress and/or delays
  • Manage and execute Responsive Web Design projects for our clients
  • Create responsive email templates for delivery across all major mail clients and devices
  • Create and maintain Flash animations
  • Deliver cross-browser/device uniformity and error free functionality with progressive enhancements
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities
  • Maintain up to date weekly time tracking, per the Agency’s time tracking policy

What You’ll Need

  • Attitude & Commitment – you are a passionate, resourceful and productive achiever that is a pleasure to be around
  • Must have working knowledge of Photoshop or equivalent application(s)
  • Priority Setting – you define clear action steps and manage expectations of others
  • Creative Thinking & Problem Solving – you recognize the relevancy of your ideas to the big picture, demonstrate original thinking and make an impact on your team
  • Dependability – you are self-motivated to deliver the highest quality work, on time and budget
  • Leadership Ability – you take initiative, motivate others and assume accountability for your actions
  • Communication – you use organized, constructive communication to facilitate great work
  • self-starter, share your ideas, work hard and have a sense of humor.


Education, Experience and Certifications

  • 4-6 years of front end development experience (agency experience preferred)
  • Experience with responsive builds required
  • 4-6 years of CMS theming experience
  • Email template development experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of Git, Sass and Photoshop preferred
  • Highly skilled in the fundamental building blocks of FED — HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Extensive experience in responsive builds, including handling different browser capabilities and properly optimizing for touch devices.
  • Capable of creating themes within different CMS environments.
  • Working knowledge of Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal and Tumblr
  • Working knowledge of modern front-end workflows: Vagrant, Git, Gulp, Sass and Gitlab preferred
  • Experience working with PSD preferred
  • Experience writing and deploying email templates is preferred
  • Understanding that a good site performance is a must-have and your code that reflects that is preferred
  • Basic understanding of PHP and MySQL.
  • UX skills are preferred, but not required

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to melissa@thesmartdept.com.