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Web Developer

Posted 09/06/2019

We're looking for an experienced developer who enjoys finding innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Job Overview

Owen Jones is looking for a skilled Web Developer to join our growing team. We're looking for someone who is passionate about their craft and is continually working to expand their knowledge. You should be open to collaboration and interested in innovation. Much of the work we do is front-end focused, so strong CSS and JavaScript chops are essential. You should have at least a few years of experience in a professional environment under your belt. Knowledge of a JavaScript framework such as Vue or React is a major plus.


AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Development

  • Creation of new client work, including static and CMS-driven websites.
  • Maintenance of current sites, judiciously building on existing systems, including new feature development and bug fixes.
  • Advanced understanding of front-end practices, including browser compatibility issues, CSS usage, coding patterns.
  • Ability to review and check your own work and follow through on Q/A and functional testing.
  • Familiarity with common CMS products, especially Craft and WordPress.
  • Basic understanding of SQL queries and regular expressions.
  • Basic understanding of object oriented programming principles.
  • Basic understanding of web server configuration.
  • Follow Owen development guidelines and best practices.

Teamwork

  • Take ownership of whole portions of a project, coordinating this work with the rest of the project team.
  • Use sound reasoning and make informed decisions when evaluating features or recommending technology solutions.
  • Look at bigger picture of “What are the root problems we are trying to solve?”, when considering feature requests.

Communication

  • Create project documentation.
  • Focus on clear and direct communication when writing to clients and Owen team.
  • Communicate technical information in a simple and easily understood manner.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE

  • Work with the wider dev team to create innovative and efficient development solutions.
  • Help to identify and shape technical best practices and team processes.
  • Ongoing thinking about digital innovation and how it relates to what we do at Owen.
  • Mentor Junior Developers, providing guidance about development thinking and best practices.
  • Provide input to UX and design teams throughout all project phases.
  • Assist Technical Director with putting together project estimates and proposals.
  • Research and evaluate new technology as needed.


AREAS OF GROWTH

  • Ongoing professional development, including keeping up to date with browser capabilities and innovations in the web development world.
  • Follow trends in web development and share relevant info with the wider dev team.
  • Grow your skills as a developer, communicator, and professional at Owen Jones.


OWEN JONES’ GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Commitment to the best possible work, especially when the well feels dry or it feels like “just another project.”
  • Honest, direct, and detailed communication.
  • Perpetually evolve your own skills; try new things and work inventively.
  • Use your unique experiences and skills to help push Owen Jones' creative executions.
  • Get to the heart of what it is you’re trying to solve; dig in deep and research.
  • Courage and wisdom to ask for help.
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in an array of tasks.
  • Attention to detail in everything you touch. The details are the end product.
  • Respect for your Owen teammates. Treat others as they would like to be treated. Lend a hand, pick up your slack, and don’t leave anyone behind. Remember that we will spend more waking time together than with almost anyone else, so make that relationship healthy and productive.


Benefits

  • Money
  • Mentorship, growth, and inspiration
  • Resources to develop and expand your professional career
  • Monthly Inspiration Day to be used on an inspirational activity of your choosing
  • Optional “Work from Home Fridays”
  • Full benefits including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401k Matching
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Dog-friendly office
  • A positive, balanced work life

Sound Like You?