Senior Front-end Developer

  • Posted on 2 July 2015
  • Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Closing on 30 July 2015

Job Description

Senior Front-end Developer

Join an Innovative Social Enterprise Serving the International Aid & Development Community

Are you a Front-end Developer interested in joining an innovative social enterprise serving the international aid and development community? Do you want to create beautiful and effective digital content that informs an audience of over 1 million global development professionals around the world?

At Devex, our mission is to make global development professionals more efficient in their day-to-day work and we are currently seeking a Front-end Developer to ensure that our member community has a positive user experience when interacting with our content.

  • Implement user-facing features using Ruby on Rails, jQuery and Angular with a strong focus on clarity, maintainability, flexibility, cross-browser compatibility and performance
  • Update, enhance, and maintain existing parts of our website
  • Actively participate in planning, wireframing, testing, and delivery activities
  • Develop and lead the implementation of front-end coding and design standards
  • Work closely with the marketing and communications team and UI designers to ensure the best possible user experience on all devices
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our development workflow
  • Collaborate with and serve as a resource to project teams working on a variety of projects at one time
  • Apply agile methodologies and work in teams with a focus on sharing knowledge
Minimum Qualifications
  • EU work authorization
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating user interfaces with JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3
  • Experience with MVC frameworks, preferably Ruby on Rails
  • Basic understanding of backend technologies like REST APIs and Databases
  • Proven knowledge of responsive and usable web design practices, including cross-browser and device compatibility issues and limitations
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present information about technical flows to executive stakeholders
  • Excellent organization and multitasking ability
  • High attention to detail and pixel-perfect execution
  • Ability to solve visual design challenges
  • Degree in computer science, information technology, graphics design or similar
  • General understanding of Agile Development process
  • 2-3 years prior experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in UI design trends and or global development
  • Strong written and presentation skills
  • Experience with Photoshop or similar graphic editors

This is a full-time position available in the Barcelona, Spain office.

About the Organization

Devex is the media platform for the global development community. We're a driving force in global development on a mission to connect people, information and ideas so development, health, humanitarian and sustainability professionals can do more good for more people. Our members are 600,000+ professionals, firms, donor agencies and NGOs worldwide and include the likes of CARE, Microsoft, World Bank, UNDP, ADB and more.

With offices in Washington, DC, Barcelona and Manila, our social enterprise consists of more than 100 accomplished, ├╝ber-smart, energetic, fun-loving staff who believe to the bone that what we do makes a difference.

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