Freelance Senior Developer

Upshot   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 340 days ago

The Senior Developer will produce and maintain complex responsive web sites and applications working closely with clients and internal UX, Creative (visual design), and Development teams to solve problems and innovate. 

  • Based on functional specifications, optimize development for User Experience
  • Develop prototypes of the solution's high-level interaction, navigation, and organization design depicting all elements of a unique screen type, including the content, functional, and navigation specifications
  • Utilize low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes across the different stages of the design
  • Translate visual designs into completed HTML pages while strictly adhering to design specifications
  • Assess existing solutions for usefulness, usability, and coding techniques
  • Articulate digital solutions to both senior technologists and non-digital audiences
  • Implement front-end structure and standards and ensure integrity of the UI throughout development life-cycle
  • Ensure cross-browser, cross-platform and multiple device type compatibility and resolve issues
  • Work within frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap) to create responsive layouts
  • Identify tools, templates, and techniques that evolve existing approaches
  • Stay current on web technology trends and innovations and share information with the team

Requirements and Experience Guidelines: 

  • 5+ years experience working with responsive web designs and mobile web sites in an agency or consulting firm environment
  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • Versed in user-centered design methods and techniques
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams (in a consulting firm or agency preferred)
  • Experience with wireframes and proof-of-concept mockups
  • Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to learn new UI technologies quickly
  • Understanding of SEO best practices and content hierarchy
  • Fluent and expert in:
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and DOM
    • JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, PHP, Drupal, WordPress,  
    • .NETHTML and CSS to start and React 
    • Node.js, MongoDB, Gulp, Webpack 
    • Meteor.js a plus