Front-end Web Developer

Halifax, Toronto

The Job

We are looking for a highly motivated Front-end Web Developer, based out of our Toronto or Halifax office, who has a thorough understanding of CSS, JavaScript, accessibility, and web standards. You also need to be enthusiastic about creating world-class user experiences for a variety of projects including websites, internal apps and dashboards, digital campaigns, and more.

If you’re looking at this ad and can see yourself excelling in this role, we should probably get together to talk.

You need to:

  • Develop semantic HTML and lean CSS & JS, while having an eye for good project architecture
  • Be well-versed in the browser compatibility landscape, knowing when and how to use feature detection, polyfills, and other current techniques when appropriate
  • Accurately translate wireframes and designs into slick front-end templates
  • Understand typical web page performance bottlenecks, how to identify them, and how to avoid them
  • Understand and practice progressive enhancement and the “Mobile First” philosophy
  • Integrate with other development teams as an advocate for user experience and be a subject matter expert in front-end development
  • Review and contribute feedback in regards to project requirements, wireframes, and design, proposing alternative user experience solutions when warranted
  • Participate in the scoping and estimating of solutions
  • Be accountable for deadlines and quality of work
  • Be open when providing feedback to project managers and team leads
  • Be a team player who can easily adapt in a rapidly changing environment

It’d be nice if you had:

  • A minimum 5 years of experience in the web industry
  • A related degree or diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience using CSS preprocessors like Sass or LESS
  • Experience using task runners like Grunt or Gulp
  • Experience with module bundlers like Webpack or Browserify
  • An affinity for the command line, and a desire to consistently improve the efficiency of your workflow
  • Understanding of web accessibility, assistive technologies, and the typical solutions to adhering to WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA specifications
  • Working knowledge of source control systems such as Git or Subversion
  • A basic understanding of WordPress, when required
  • Good design sense (some formal training would be a plus)
  • A working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work with all levels in the organization
  • Working knowledge of user experience design processes, industry standards, and trends

Why T4G?

T4G Kick is a proud part of the T4G Limited family, born from the marketing and UX capabilities core to T4G’s offering for over 15 years.

We are a passionate and experienced group of professionals ranging from senior creative talent and digital storytellers to results-focused analysts and research-driven strategists. There are no crazy egos here – just fun, smart people with a desire to create and share ideas. Together, we build multichannel experiences – beautiful ones that engage and convert. We create strategies – plans that enrich our audiences’ world. We tell stories – crafted and published to the right channels and screens.

So, here’s what we can do for you. We’ll surround you with some of the best talent in the industry, giving you every opportunity to shine. You’ll be part of a team, sharing and collaborating in a flexible work environment. Need to work late and take the next morning off? Go ahead. As well, we’re dedicated to helping you learn and grow, through a variety of projects and a training plan tailored to your individual goals. And we’ll also provide you with some of the best benefits in the industry: flexible health benefits, social events, training time and budget, reimbursement towards a gym membership, a stocked kitchen, and more — just some of the reasons T4G has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for 9 years running by the Great Place To Work® Institute.

Interested? Then we want to hear from you.

For more information, visit our website at t4gkick.com and get social with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.