Freelance Senior Front End Developer - Chicago

Enjoy building interactive digital properties and pushing the capabilities of current technologies? The Charles is seeking a Senior Developer to join the Development team in the Chicago office.

Along with all the skills required (listed below) the ideal candidate will be expected to display amazing communication skills with other developers as well as designers, project managers, directors and interns. Your extensive experience with building small and large websites, independently and as part of a team should show through your work.

You are obsessed with website performance on all levels, including desktop, tablets and mobile iterations, and eager to suggest fixes to improve loading times for users of all internet speeds.

You are also extremely comfortable expressing UX feedback, ideas and solutions to the design and development team in a clear and concise manner.

Must be based in the United States of America. 

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Expert approach to website and web app wireframes

  • Solid proven knowledge of UX and UI

  • Expert knowledge of XHTML, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

  • Expert knowledge of Javascript frameworks (jQuery, Angular, NodeJs, Gulp.js, Backgone, Greensock)

  • Expert knowledge working with SASS, LESS and Stylus

  • Expert knowledge of Gulp.js and Grunt task runners

  • Expert knowledge of SEO best practices

  • Excellent knowledge of the LAMP stack

  • Excellent knowledge of the RoR environment, setup and language

  • Ability to create custom solutions using dynamic languages such as PHP and RoB

  • Confident working with version control systems which include GIT and SVN. This includes managing repositories with several contributors

  • Strong understanding of browser compatibility

  • Strong understanding mobile and tablet web development

  • Strong track record of building websites of various sizes from start to finish to the highest standard, independently and as part of a team

Valuable Qualties

  • The confidence to express ideas as part of a creative team

  • A clear and genuine interest in technological trends

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and think strategically to achieve milestones

  • Proven ability with explaining technical jargon to peers and non-developers

Daily Tasks

  • Front end development

  • Content Management System strategies

  • Information management

  • Website hosting

  • Application development

  • Web Development process refinements

  • Coding evaluations

  • Back end development

Grow with us.

We're always looking for talent to add to our ever-growing team. Please include URLs for an online portfolio in addition to your resume. Submissions without a portfolio included will not be considered.

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Side hustle.

We love our clients, but also have passion projects of our own. In addition to the exciting projects already in the works, we're always tinkering on side projects and ideas we've always wanted to explore.

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Take care of your own.

From top notch benefits to free snacks to keep the munchies at bay and focus in check, the team's wellbeing comes first.

Check out our latest team adventure, One Fine Day.

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