Front End Developer/UI Designer

Plow and Hearth in Madison, VA

  • Industry: Information Technology - UX/UI Designer
  • Type: Full Time
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Overview: Plow & Hearth, LLC is searching for a great candidate to fill the role of a Front End Web Developer/UI Designer on a contract basis. We are looking for someone who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include assisting internal teams with scoping and designing UI/UX design wireframes to developing HTML5, CSS3, and JSON or AJAX to produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the internal creative designers and Sr. Digital Applications Developer to bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works. We anticipate this contract assignment will run through September of 2020 and will require full time commitment during this assignment. This assignment is one that can be worked remotely but will require occasional visits to our corporate offices in the Madison Virginia.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Outcomes of this role include:
Effectively translates business rules, requirements, and customer experience needs into concrete and meaningful wireframe mockups for the business and functional assets in the e-commerce space.
Ensures wireframes capture all functionality for both responsive design and overall functionality
Collaborates with key stakeholders to optimize and improve e-commerce marketing request process flows and creates efficiencies as needed.
Adds value to technology and business process related projects as a key stakeholder and contributor.
Able to develop new user-facing features and partner with Sr. Web Applications Developer/vendor for any backend code requirements.
Build reusable code and libraries for future use
Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and development
Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability across the responsive displays.
Optimizes and manages the mix of partner, contractor/consult, and in-house technical resources.
Produces highly capable stakeholders and systems users through exceptional teaching and training. skills. Can easily demonstrate key technology and testing processes to technical and non-technical users.
Able to develop, maintain, and measure process improvements pertaining to both the technology and the business environment (i.e., simplified checkout, page speed to CVR ratios, etc.).
Successfully automates manual processes with a focus and understanding of improvement cycles.
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS
The requirements listed below represent the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
Bachelor s degree or equivalent experience in information systems management, computer science, or other technical field.
Minimum of 3 5 years of experience in a professional setting; experience in e-commerce systems administration/engineering/development and a strong understanding of cloud and e-commerce/B2C/B2B systems and their application to the business environment required.
Outstanding problem-solving skills.
Command over HTML5/CSS3 (LESS a plus), including familiarity with differences in other HTML5 based views, such as ones in email clients
Fair understanding of JavaScript programming and jQuery
Understanding of performance gathering tools such as Google Analytics, VWO, etc.
Strong communication (written + verbal) and teaching skills.
A willingness and desire to participate in and lead change.
A process-improvement driven attitude.
Strong knowledge of web standards
Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
Knack of adhering to best design practices
Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that the application will adhere to them
A background of creativity and innovation
Able to shift between a creative and a technical focus depending on the project need and/or the type of project
Must be legally able to work in the United States.
Must be able to provide working samples and demonstrate practical skills
Associated topics: gui, interactive producer, interface, ui, ui designer, user experience, ux, ux designer, ux ui designer, wireframing

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