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Seasoned Front-end Guru

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As a Frontend Engineer, your main responsibility is for the production, modification and maintenance of websites and the web application’s user interfaces. This involves working closely with designers, in using semantic mark-up language i.e. HTML5/CSS3, to turn their static Photoshop designs into working browser based web pages. You’ll also write the server-side code in order to develop complex, interactive and database driven websites. Most of the time you’ll be working with an off-the-shelf CMS or Web Application Framework, so you’ll work closely with designers to integrate their designs seamlessly into the chosen technology platform.

You must possess:

  • Exceptional JavaScript programming skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Experience working with frameworks like Backbone.js, Angular.js, Bootstrap and Foundation to create rich, interactive interfaces
  • Knowledge of concepts like event loop, promises and data-binding
  • Experience in building great interfaces with an outstanding user experience in mind
  • Code valid HTML5 and CSS3 mark-up
  • Develop cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions
  • Experience in integrating with server-side code to produce dynamic pages
  • Possess a good understanding of Web Accessibility
  • Experience working with version control systems especially GIT
  • Experience building sites to at least an AA+ standard
  • Experience with various AJAX techniques to improve U/X
  • Knowledge of HTML Email best practice desirable
  • Sound knowledge of how the Web works and the role of Domain Name Servers, Scripting Languages, Web servers, Databases and the HTTP/S Protocols
  • Familiarity with Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers, Web Control Panels (for e.g. Cpanel), SSH and the FTP Protocol
  • Working knowledge of PHP
  • Working knowledge of MySQL and MongoDB
  • Understand U/X Design and place your self in the user’s shoes
  • Act as the first line of defence for Quality Assurance

But for you to be accepted to our Dojo, you must be:

  • Self-driven with a strong desire to excel and have the ability to work independently
  • Possess excellent programming and analytical abilities – Must be way above average!
  • Need to be excited about emerging web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3
  • Contribute to the company development standards working closely with the Technology Architects
  • Discuss technical solutions with Project Managers and providing innovative new ideas to solutions
  • Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly with regards to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies, and keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporating these in future projects and staying ahead of the market and position yourself and the company as a digital specialist
  • Constantly try to develop yourself by learning new technologies and keep abreast of cutting edge work

Legal

  • You will be signing a legal contract with us that will safeguard the interest of the organization a well as our clients.
  • You will also be required to sign a Surety Bond that guarantees you will be staying with us for a period of at least 1 year.
  • Employment at Mindblaze is not possible without signing these documents.

Education

4 years Graduate degree in Computer Sciences or related fields from an accredited institute.

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