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UI/UX Developer and Designer

Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Date Posted: 08-07-2018
About the Company
The Tampa Bay Times, which is Florida's largest daily newspaper, has been part of the Tampa Bay community for more than 130 years. Locally owned and independent, the Times has long been celebrated for its outstanding and credible journalism, practiced with integrity in the public interest and has been ranked among the Top 10 newspapers in the country. It has chronicled the Tampa Bay region’s growth with outstanding journalism, winning 12 Pulitzers and numerous other awards along the way.
 
The Role
We are looking for a front-end developer who combines clean design ideas with advanced UI/UX practices. You will work on a fast-paced scrum team, turning customer requests to completed products using a wide variety of open source and proprietary technologies, and third-party APIs. The position will be located at our office in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely every day with other team members and stakeholders in an Agile environment
  • Take a new brand or product from concept to completed product in cooperation with internal and external customers
  • Design the look and feel of new features while maintaining consistency with existing brands
  • Develop new front-end integrations to back-end code and various APIs.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
     
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to generate modern, attractive and effective designs that meet the needs of users and stakeholders
  • Proficient in mobile-first, browser-friendly web development using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (jQuery) and AJAX
  • Proficient with code versioning tools like SVN and Git
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS
  • The desire to stay ahead of the ever-shifting front-end technology curve through consistent study and practice
 
Education and/or Experience
  • Basic understanding of SEO/SEM best practices
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and Search Console
  • Experience with Django
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, Vue)
  • Experience in Agile process
  • Rapid prototyping skills
  • Basic understanding of email templating design and requirements
  • Passions in any number of technological nooks, crannies or oddities
 
Benefits for Full-Time Eligible Employees
  • Health coverage for you and your family through medical, dental and vision plans beginning your first day of employment with the company.
  • 100% employer paid short-term and long-term disability.
  • 100% employer paid basic life insurance.
  • Supplemental life insurance.
  • Tax advantages through flexible spending accounts that allow you to pay for specific health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tax-Deferred Savings Plan for retirement.
  • Weekly payroll.
  • A generous vacation and personal leave time program and much more…
 
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply through the Tampa Bay Times careers portal at http://tampabaytimes.catsone.com/careers/.
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