Front End Web Developer

Revolution Messaging, LLC · Aug 2nd 2018

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Revolution Messaging is hiring a front-end developer to work with our custom design and development team. We are a politically-progressive technology firm that works with campaigns, organizations and nonprofits. As the newest member of our team, you will be responsible for working closely with our designers while building custom websites, as well as contributing to large projects with our distributed technology team.

You’ll join a growing team of designers, developers and strategists to help politically progressive campaigns, organizations and nonprofits succeed in an increasingly digital world. You’ll do interesting work for clients who are making the world a more progressive, safer and tolerant place.

You:
  • Strong grasp of semantic markup and accessibility standards
  • Build responsive websites that look great and function properly on all devices
  • Ability to work independently on a project, or on a team with multiple developers
  • Strong attention to detail in order to achieve both the client’s and the designer’s vision
  • Enjoy learning from your team, and comfortable both giving and receiving feedback
  • Passion for sharing knowledge and desire to improve our team’s processes and tools
  • Capacity to work remotely while remaining on task
  • Experience with CSS and SVG animation
  • Willing to share links to some of your best code samples and can speak in detail about decisions made to achieve the desired result
Responsibilities:
  • Work with a distributed team to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects and timelines.
  • Develop websites independently or as part of a team in a modular and mobile first fashion.
  • Primarily work with the WordPress CMS using gulp as your task runner and SCSS for preprocessing.
  • Secondarily work with next-gen frameworks and compilers to build headless and hybrid websites.
  • Communicate clearly with project liaisons, teammates and clients.
  • Work closely with interaction and web designers to adhere to design specs.
  • Optimize code and images for performance.
Requirements:
  • Strong WordPress CMS knowledge
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Thorough knowledge of Javascript, independent of JS frameworks
  • Understanding of modular class structures and ability to write DRY code
  • Passion for sharing knowledge and desire to improve our team’s processes and tools
  • Comfortable using Git, and experience working in a repository with multiple developers
  • You have found a creative way to include the phrase Vive la révolution in your cover letter
  • Experience with CSS and SVG animation
Preferred but not required:
  • Advanced knowledge of SCSS
  • Experience working on Pantheon’s hosting platform
  • Familiarity with task runners like gulp and grunt
  • JS frameworks (Angular, React, Express, etc.)
  • Ruby & Ruby on Rails
  • Middleman/Jekyll
  • Drupal
  • WordPress Plugin Authoring
  • Experience using Post-CSS

Please send a resume, a cover letter with a few lines about yourself, links to your github and production websites you’ve contributed to along with your salary requirements to webdev@revolutionmessaging.com.

Please note: We can only accept US-based applicants.

Revolution Messaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is Revolution Messaging’s policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, length of time spent unemployed, as well as other classifications protected by applicable laws.

To apply: Please send a resume, a cover letter with a few lines about yourself, links to your github and production websites you’ve contributed to along with your salary requirements to webdev@revolutionmessaging.com.

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