Front-End Web Developer & Designer

Bates Creative, a Silver Spring-based creative and brand experience agency, is looking to hire an enthusiastic, experienced Front-End Web Developer & Designer who is excited to be part of a growing, fast-paced strategic and creative team.

Collaborating with the Senior Front End Developer & Designer, and the creative team, this position leads front-end development and interactive design at the agency. From industry trends to guiding the agency’s development projects and opportunities, this position requires a solid understanding of user-centered design methods and best practices.

The Position
  • This position reports to the Creative Director
  • Minimum of 4 years of front-end web development & digital design experience
  • Extensive knowledge of CSS3 and HTML5 for the creation of responsive websites
  • Working experience in writing/modifying JavaScript and jQuery
  • Creation of wireframes for desktop and mobile
  • Custom WordPress theme and plugin development (PHP)
  • Drupal experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of SEO techniques and best practices for Web usability
  • Testing for cross browser compatibility to troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Working knowledge of Adobe applications, especially Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Understanding of W3C guidelines and Section 508 Standards
  • Conceptualize creative solutions for web and interactive projects
  • Utilize a foundation of strong design principles and typography
  • Develop digital experiences that are production-ready and cross browser/device compatible
  • Work with Web team for both collaborative and independent projects
  • Coordinate technical needs with our partners on projects
  • Communicate with Account Managers to translate technical discussion for non-technical persons
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects and timelines
  • Knowledge of latest trends in web design, techniques, and emerging technologies
  • Provide accurate estimates for scope and timelines of projects
  • Starting salary $60,000 – $70,000 based on experience
  • Flexible time and Teleworking
  • Accrued Personal Time Off (PTO) – 15 days first year
  • Company contributes 50% toward individual healthcare plan after 90 days
  • Simple IRA plan available after 1 year, with up to 3% company match

To be considered, send a cover letter, resume and link to online portfolio to

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