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Senior Interactive Developer

Company: JPL
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

You’re an innovative thinker who has a passion for leading the full life-cycle development for web sites. As a Senior Interactive Developer, you will collaborate with team members to develop front-end web solutions with your creative problem-solving skills. You’ll find solutions that work for our clients and speak up when you see a better way.


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Note:  Samples of work preferred with application submission. No recruiters please.

  • Work with team to author project documentation including wireframes, technical specifications, feature sets, business logic, development and deployment procedures
  • Assist project managers in breaking down project tasks into measurable development stories, and provide accurate estimates to complete assigned tasks
  • Develop front-end web solutions that integrate well with content managed solutions and meet client expectations and business requirements
  • Identify problems (layout, design, usability, etc.) and resolve them with project managers and designers
  • Develop systems, templates and modules that are scalable and reusable to reduce development time and increase profitability, while adhering to best practices and standards
  • Design, code and test websites and applications, ensuring a high quality of product through unit testing
  • Keep current with advances in web technologies and monitor industry trends in web development, tools and tech
  • All other responsibilities as assigned

  • An Associate's Degree or professional technical training in Computer Science or Graphic Design or equivalent. Related work experience can be substituted for the educational requirements.
  • 5+ years of developing for the web.
  • Experience working in fast pace development environment where development is driven by aggressive time lines and within preset budgets.
  • Experience working with other team members on larger projects.
  • Solid understanding of the Web Development Life Cycle and its phases.
  • Ability to code to the requirements documentation, and a solid knowledge of how the pieces of a content managed site fit together for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the technical specifications
  • Detail-oriented approach to testing and able to minimize bugs
  • Advanced skills with executing project development tasks using web technologies such as:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript/Angular/jQuery/AJAX
    • Mobile Site and hybrid App Development
    • Data Formats (XML/JSON)
    • Basic .htaccess
    • WCAG compliance
    • SEO Basics and implementation
    • Web fonts and embedding
    • Source Control (Git)
    • Website speed and performance testing and optimization
    • Debugging Tools and IDE’s
    • Cross Browser and Cross Platform unit testing
    • 5+ years developing content managed websites using WordPress
    • 5+ years developing content managed websites using Drupal
    • Additional content management experience (Umbraco, Joomla!, DNN, SquareSpace, Wix, etc.)


  • Bonus*
    • Solid ability to execute project development tasks using PHP
    • Strong understanding of relational database modeling and development
    • Strong desire to learn new technology and techniques, and willingness to be mentored
    • Documents and comments code well, and understands the need for good documentation
    • Strong written, verbal, and non-verbal skills. Ability to update project team members proactively.
    • Flexible, highly motivated, assertive self-starter with strong organizational skills
    • Independent - able to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity
    • Able to work effectively across functional groups to meet aggressive schedules
    • The ability to interact with external, as well as, internal clients for the purpose of data gathering and design initiation.


Keywords: JPL, Harrisburg , Senior Interactive Developer, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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