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UI Developer for Digital Agency (freelance and fulltime)

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Plum Tree Group (www.plumtreegroup.net) is looking for both freelance and full time UI / Front End Developers with a passion developing rich, interactive web-based experiences in eCommerce and Lead Activation.

You will be challenged to turn feature requirements and designs into highly interactive, accessible web applications that support the exchange of information between the application’s users and its back-end web databases. You should be comfortable interfacing between the UX and Engineering team. You are relentless in your pursuit of optimized, reusable code and you consider yourself a top-notch performer when it comes to the successful integration of design and development. Success in this role involves the knowledge and use of the latest technologies in CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, AJAX and JSON/XML, along with an overall awareness of the performance and scalability of the templates created.

Must Haves

  • Be based in Chicago.
  • Positive attitude!
  • Advanced knowledge of CSS3/HTML5 and experience with JavaScript libraries.
  • Ability to slice and save optimized assets from PSD files.
  • Experience adhering to version control and working with SVN or GIT repositories.
  • Strong problem solver who knows how to ask the right questions, troubleshoot and resolve development issues.
  • Personal accountability - not afraid to take ownership of desired outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

Here’s a snapshot of some of your responsibilities

  • Develop advanced and flexible UI templates based on prototypes, design comps and interaction documents.
  • Develop front-end code using JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 & CSS3 techniques, with a focus on object-oriented design.
  • Produce elegant interactive solutions to complex problems that perform effectively across multiple browsers and devices.
  • Work hand-in-hand with engineering to ensure layouts are developed in a fluid and flexible manner to allow for seamless back-end integration.
  • Work closely with graphic design and user experience teams to ensure industry standards and best practices are being used across all client applications.
  • Participate in project planning sessions with project managers, UX team members, and engineers to analyze requirements and outline proposed solutions.
  • Develop clean, reusable and well documented code.
  • Communicate effectively in a cross-functional, global environment.

Our commitment to you

  • An exciting fast paced environment that is at the center of the technology and thought leadership.
  • Flexible working environment and schedule - Responsibility, Autonomy, Flexibility and Respect!
  • Healthcare benefits.
  • A fun and dynamic team to work with.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

About Plum Tree Group

We’re an integrated digital agency. We help companies design, create and market new products, services and experiences in the digital channel. Visit us at: www.plumtreegroup.net

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