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Front End Developer - Contract

Smashing Ideas seeks a Front-End Developer to produce functional, standards-compliant HTML UIs for web sites and mobile applications. You will work closely with design and back-end teams, to produce HTML layouts, develop custom UI controls and behaviors, and implement AJAX client services.  

Smashing Ideas is a highly collaborative community where every member of the team is expected to contribute and grow; therefore communication skills and a forward-thinking attitude are a must. Having fun is not a requirement, but it’s highly encouraged.


  • 3+ years of experience developing consumer-facing websites
  • HTML5 (video, audio, file uploading)
  • CSS3 (animations, transitions, transformations)
  • JavaScript and leading libraries (e.g. jQuery, Backbone.js, Node.js, Handlebars.js. Ember/Angular.js)
  • Experience with a server side language such as Ruby, Node, Python,
  • Strong understanding of mobile-first RWD and experience developing UI code across different devices
  • Knowledge of Build tools/pre-compilers (Sass, Grunt, Rake, etc.)
  • Version control systems experience (SVN/Git preferred)
  • Familiarity with CMSs/frameworks and template systems (e.g., Drupal, Django)

Nice To Haves:

  • UI design sensibility
  • Experience with REST/JSON (interaction with remote APIs)
  • HTML mobile/device experience (PhoneGap, Chrome Mobile App, Cocoon.js etc.)
  • Canvas, SVG, or WebGL

*We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and inclusive environment.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position.

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