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Lead Front-End Developer

by Traction

We are looking for a Lead Front-End Developer to join our team. This position will be the primary architect on the front-end structure, lead meetings, instruct other team members, ensure the code is of the highest quality, and be the primary technical point of contact for the client's back-end development team. Candidates should have prior experience leading advanced front-end projects.


  • Create mobile optimized HTML5 pages from design comps
  • Develop advanced JavaScript applications
  • Lead and train team in advanced use of JavaScript
  • Create CSS3 layout and animations
  • Work with developers, designers, and clients to ensure code quality

Qualifications and Skills:

  • High Attention to detail to overseeing design integrity throughout the build process
  • Advanced senior-level knowledge of JavaScript, with and without libraries
  • Experience developing complex single-page JavaScript applications
  • Familiarity with one or more JavaScript MVC frameworks such as SproutCore, Backbone, Cappuccino, etc.
  • Hand code HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Mobile web development experience
  • Code to W3C Standards and Specifications
  • Knowledge of accessibility specifications
  • Proficient in version control systems Subversion and Git
  • Extensive experience debugging cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility issues
  • Excellent communication & problem-solving skills
  • General proficiency in Photoshop
  • Familiarity with JavaScript unit testing tools

Additional Skills a plus:

Ruby, PHP, Perl, XML, Flash/Flex/ActionScript, IT skills, familiar with Unix Shell Please include code samples (links or attached) in your response.

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