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Job Posting:
HowStuffWorks.com Seeks UI Developer (Atlanta, GA)
January 11, 2011 @ 09:25:15

Company HowStuffWorks.com
Location Atlanta, GA
Title UI Developer
Summary

This position will author web applications using PHP, mySQL & Javascript and maintain said software in keeping with our architectural standards. The right candidate will be at the forefront of social media implementation on various sites within the department purview.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops new software and works on various associated development tasks in accordance with pertinent established standards under a team leader.
  • Participates in code reviews as needed and as assigned by their respective project team leads and PMs
  • Reports time and work effort progress to PM and team leads according to established company standards and/or as needed and requested
  • Provides input into project technology issues and direction to their respective project team leads as appropriate
  • Ability to accurately render level of effort estimates based on information known at the time that estimate is required.
  • Monitor bug tracking (Jira) queue for tasks and update tasks with relevant information in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that the sanctioned project and development process are followed and note exceptions as necessary.
  • Participate in meetings with other personnel, including QA,Product, Architecture, Publishing Operations, and management.
  • Read and review functional specifications and test cases to ensure accuracy and develop understanding of business requirements.
  • Mentor less senior developers
  • Recommend competitive advantages gained by emerging technologies.
  • This position requires successfully independent collaboration and with others both internally and externally with other departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years PHP and object oriented programming
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a minimum of 5 years software development experience in relevant development languages and technical platforms.
  • Ability to work independently to finish tasks of medium duration
  • Willingness and ability to write documentation, including but not limited to, technical specifications and use cases.
  • Ability to read and understand code written in a variety of technologies:
  • Including: PHP (OO) JavaScript (OO), mySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Fundamental understanding of mySQL.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Preferred Skills:

  • Javascript (OO experience preferred)
  • CSS1, CSS2 and knowledge of individual browsers implementation
  • Familiarity with W3C recommendations
  • A strong grasp of current browser technology with an eye towards the future
  • Understanding of differences between web image formats
  • Basic understanding of typography, colors and layout
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Unix experience
  • Willingness to adapt to the company coding / formatting standard

Preferred Skills:

  • Front end design with back end experience
  • JQuery experience
  • Social media integration (OpenGraph, etc.).
  • Database design and optimization experience
  • Architecture experience
  • Design Patterns
  • Experience with enterprise level caching

To apply please use this link as well as email Brian Gibbins at bgibbins@howstuffworks.com

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