As a front-end developer at mStoner, you’ll be responsible for delivering modern, engaging, and highly usable websites and digital experiences for our college and university clients.
The ideal candidate has three to five years of experience and wants exposure to all aspects of front-end development, seeks professional growth, enjoys helping clients, and approaches their work with care and craft.
Our front-end code forms the bridge between custom designs and large content management system implementations and therefore it is an essential competency for our business. We employ modern techniques and are moving toward headless and decoupled architectures.
We’re looking for someone who can collaborate effectively with designers, strategists, and back-end developers and is comfortable interacting with clients. We’re also looking for someone who will enjoy working in a remote, casual, and collegial team.
What You’ll Do
- Ensure HTML deliverables meet technical quality standards, accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) and work with CMS developers to complete a smooth transition to the implementation phase
- Work in partnership with designers, user experience experts, and quality assurance analysts to produce clean, performant, forward-thinking, responsive and scalable front-end html
- Build reusable code and maintain our front-end build processes and repositories
- Participate in the generation of UI workflows, wireframes, and/or prototypes with associated UX and information architecture considerations
- Integrate SEO best practices throughout work products
- Bachelor’s degree
- A minimum of three to five years of experience as a front-end developer
- Prior experience in an agency or consulting firm that services clients is a plus
- Demonstrated capability to use task runners and package managers for build automation such as NPM, Gulp, Yarn and Webpack
- Familiarity with graphic design applications such as Sketch and content management platforms including Drupal and WordPress
- Solid understanding of best practices and standards for web development, performance, security, accessibility (WCAG 2.1), and organic search engine optimization
- Proficient with code versioning tools such as Git and Bitbucket
- Familiar with quality assurance tools and code validation tools
- Curious and energetic about the future of higher education, technology, and the web
- Thrives on learning and learns quickly. Takes advantage of various resources to self-educate.
- Must be a good problem solver, and someone who is curious and enjoys learning new skills
- Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and co-workers from a variety of professional disciplines and at different levels of authority
- Must be organized and able to manage and track time effectively
- Must be able to meet deadlines
- Must be versatile and able to contribute and add value to the team on a variety of tasks
- Must be able to collaborate and work effectively in a remote / distributed environment on a full-time basis
- Must be able to work in the Central Time Zone
- Must be willing to travel on occasion to client locations, mStoner Chicago, or meetups with technical team members in St. Louis (all travel has been indefinitely suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Jim Johnson via the provided link.
Submit Resume and Cover Letter
We're a digital agency focused on higher education marketing and communications. We were founded in 2001 and have a remote / distributed team in eight states with a home base in Chicago. We specialize in medium- to large-scale website redesigns powered by content management systems.
As a team, we are hard-working, collaborative, casual, curious, client service-oriented, and user-centric. We're also experts, thought leaders, strategic thinkers, problem solvers, creative, and tech-savvy.
mStoner is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin, or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.