Senior Front End Engineer

Location: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Department: Managed Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About the Senior Front End Engineer Position (Managed Services)

The Senior Front End Engineer is responsible for creating clean, efficient, standards compliant HTML, CSS, and JavaScript across a wide range of web sites and web applications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be capable of taking on any size and complexity of Front End project.
  • Be able to deliver the Front End portion of projects on time and on budget.
  • Work closely with technical leads and backend engineers.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects and responsibilities in a fast paced environment.
  • Be able to jump in to multiple code bases and be able to perform maintenance in a timely manner.
  • Project Responsibilities
    • Maintain and fix bugs across multiple projects as well as ensure that standards are being kept throughout the front end code.
    • Ensure all front end aspects of projects proceed efficiently, predictably and on time.
    • Review the statement of work, functional spec, and other documents to understand the project goals and front end specifics such as: hours sold, timeline, browser support, coding standards, framework requirements, etc.
    • Participate in requirements gathering and validation.
    • Identify and raise potential project risks to the team and help to alleviate those risks.
    • Perform smoke tests on various devices and browsers.
    • Feature development.

Technical Expertise

  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3
  • Strong command of web standards, responsive design, and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, Backbone, Ember, Knockout, etc...
  • Experience with source control systems (SVN, GIT, TFS, etc)
  • Experience developing complex web sites and web applications.

Other Skills

  • Attention to detail. Be able to replicate provided designs and meet all functional requirements of the project.
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and listening)
  • Good judgment, strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, and a finely tuned balance of technical purity and pragmatism.
  • Knowledge of common code design patterns, design principles and industry best practices.
  • Agency experience
  • Remain up to date with industry trends and technologies and be able to apply this knowledge to project work.
  • Sitecore or other enterprise CMS experience a plus.

Ten great reasons to work for Verndale

  1. Rapid growth company of 15 years maintaining start-up company feel
  2. Laser focus on cutting-edge technology and killer service offerings to clients
  3. Internal promotions that are frequent and do not take years to achieve
  4. Collaborative, open, work environment and no formal dress code
  5. Beautiful new building in Quito; easily accessible to public transportation
  6. Open door policy and strong manager/employee communication
  7. Free lunch Fridays and free beer at 3:30pm
  8. Twelve company paid holidays and 3 weeks paid vacation at date of hire
  9. Private Health Insurance
  10. Fitness Club membership that includes: gym, squash court, steam room, sauna and spa.

About Verndale

Verndale is a customer experience agency, purpose-built to help marketing and technology leaders connect the dots of the consumer journey. From our offices in Boston, Los Angeles and Quito, we design and build digital experiences, and enable marketing technologies that bring brands and their customers closer together.

We know that in order to do great work, you have to make work great. Verndale is committed to always being a company that celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to recruit and retain people who are committed to creating the climate of respect that is essential for individual and company success.
Verndale’s services are built around a core methodology that encompasses Growth Strategy, Experience Design, Technology Enablement, and Experience Optimization.

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Compensation & Benefits

Verndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation, company paid holidays and personal time off make having a work-life balance possible.  For some roles working from home on an as-needed basis is a definite possibility; we believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.

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