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Full Stack Web Developer

Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for more than 70 years, reaches over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines and books are dedicated to helping children become their best selves—creative, curious, caring, and confident.

The Web Developer builds and maintains websites focused on using PHP technologies such as Drupal and Laravel as well as Javascript and other web-based programming languages and frameworks. Ideal candidates will have experience and proficiency with building user interfaces / front-end development, stay up-to-date with new technologies and design approaches, present ideas and recommend solutions, possess strong communication skills and have an ability to collaborate as part of a development team.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop engaging UX experiences using HTML / CSS / JavaScript.
  • jQuery, AJAX, Node.js, Angular Experience
  • Develop new modules and modify existing modules.
  • Interact with internal stakeholders and vendors to ensure quality and performance of the website is consistently high.
  • Review code for quality, best practices, and security.
  • Work with QA department to make sure functionality meets requirements.
  • Perform activities related to support and development for project team(s).
  • Awareness of project timelines and schedules, and the ability to break down work to meet expectations.
  • Understanding of project scope and the ability to provide feedback and alternatives.
  • Design solutions in addition to completing tasks.
  • Able to efficiently troubleshoot complex problems, including root cause analysis.
  • Collaboration among development and project teams to ensure successful delivery of work product.
  • Strong grasp for responsive design and proficient with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript 
  • Mobile Device Design and Development
  • Git Based workflows

 

 Bonus Points:

  • Jira experience desired but not required.
  • Agile / Scrum Development methodology experience
  • Linux CLI experience
  • Experience writing Unit / Functional Tests

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or equivalent combination of experience and education required.
  • 2-4 years Full Stack PHP / HTML / CSS / Javascript experience including Object-oriented development experience preferred
  • Three years of JavaScript development experience, MVC framework experience preferred
  • Three years MySQL experience preferred
  • Three years Drupal (or other CMS) experience including module development and advanced theming preferred
  • Knowledge of contrib modules is a plus
  • Responsive design and mobile optimized development a plus

 

Highlights is a dynamic organization focused on delivering excellence in all facets of our business. We offer a positive environment and competitive compensation and benefits. EOE

 

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