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Interactive Developer

Company: JPL Creative
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Do you like to create awesome work that works? As an Interactive Developer, you will participate in the full life-cycle development for web sites and build front-end templates using core web technology (html, css, javascript). You will collaborate with team members to develop front-end web solutions with your creative problem-solving skills. You're someone who is not afraid to step outside your comfort zone and thrives in a fast pace development environment.

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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 development lead and/or 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, development leads 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.
  • 3+ 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
  • 3+ years developing content mangeed websites using WordPress
  • 3+ years developing content manged websites using Drupal
  • Additional content management experience (Umbraco, Joomla!, DNN, SquareSpace, Wix, etc.)
  • Bonus*
  • Solid ability to execute project development tasks using PHP
  • Intermediate 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 Creative, Harrisburg , Interactive Developer, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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