JavaScript Developer

Where
Alexandria, VA
Sector
Technology
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Are you a JavaScript Developer who loves to participate in all stages of design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of highly interactive JavaScript applications all while working on a diverse, high collaborative team spanning multiple partner organizations? Join Forum One and help us build web solutions for organizations doing important work around the world!  

What you’ll do:

  • Proficiently develop applications using modern JavaScript libraries and frameworks.
  • Provide estimates on basic tasks and level of effort to build a small feature or function for the site/application.
  • Describe business needs that the project sets out to solve, define the solution, and then execute on writing the code to support the solution.
  • Respond to client inquiries in a clear, fair way within reasonable time frame.
  • Participate actively and constructively in client-facing working sessions.
  • Collaborate in the development of websites and web-based applications using an Agile software development methodology.
  • Implement and advocate for the use of standards based and semantic HTML and CSS to solve design problems.
  • Build web sites and applications by writing code (PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript) and configuring and extending content management software (Wordpress).
  • Create accessible, dynamic, and responsive interfaces with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Assess existing sites/systems for code quality and interactive appeal.
  • Evangelize for best practices for open source development.

What you bring to the table:

  • Experience with MVVM frameworks such as AngularJS or Backbone, JavaScript libraries such as JQuery, Underscore or Lodash and data visualization using D3.js or abstractions such as NVD3 or C3.
  • Experience with alternative languages such as TypeScript or CoffeeScript
  • Experience building entire features for moderately complex web sites or applications using PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Experience using git for source control.
  • Two to five years of experience in web development and working with web technologies.
  • Solid portfolio showing at least 2–3 small to medium level projects.
  • Understanding of web standards and accessibility guidelines.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines on a tight schedule.
  • Experience collaborating with others and working in small teams.
  • Experience with jQuery and JavaScript
  • Plus, but not required experience with client-side JavaScript MVC frameworks (e.g. React, Angular)
  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • All employees are owners
  • 401(k) match
  • 25 days paid time off to start
  • Flexible work hours
  • Killer benefits & professional development
  • Do work for amazing, world-changing clients
  • Snacks, healthy ones and not so healthy ones
  • Personal innovation budget
  • Full staff retreats

About Forum One:

 Forum One is a full service digital agency that works with mission-driven organizations to create the stunning designs, smart messaging, and custom built technology tools they need to realize their goals and extend their influence in the areas they care about most.

We are headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with additional offices in Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; and Cologne, Germany. We work influential organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Peace Corps, and the American Red Cross.

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