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4.13.22 | read time: 3 min

Now Hiring: Front End Developer

116 & West

Job Description

116 & West is looking for a talented front end web developer to join our full-service, integrated team. This individual has a passion for building websites focused on performance, and is dynamic in their approach to development. The ideal candidate is someone who is collaborative, an expert problem solver, has knowledge of UX and SEO best practices, and can build and maintain websites for a variety of clients.

We take pride in developing clean, customized, accessible, and fully-optimized web and mobile-based experiences based on usability and performance. We tailor our sites to our clients’ goals and strategy, using research insights and UX best practices to drive development. Our aim is to provide our clients with engaging, effective, high-performing websites within scope and timeline.

The perfect candidate has a strong desire to work at an ad agency, and thrives in a fast-paced environment with our team and agency culture. They enjoy working with a variety of clients and have strong ambition, adaptability, and a passion for continuous improvement. This person doesn’t shy away from challenges, feedback, and the ever-evolving digital landscape.

To be successful in this position, the individual will be agile yet efficient and organized, highly-skilled, analytical and detail-oriented, curious, and enjoyable to work with.

Education and Training:

  • Experience and portfolio strength outweigh education or degree
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or professional training certificate will be considered a plus
  • Google Developers Certification or other certifications/awards are a plus

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years proficiency in website programing languages: HTML, CSS, JS, and PHP
  • Impressive portfolio demonstrating clean and compliant code
  • Proven experience in WordPress development–must be familiar with developing custom themes and plugins using PHP best practices
  • A thorough understanding of UX best practices, key website design principles, user interfaces, accessibility standards, SEO optimization, and testing methodologies
  • Deep knowledge and experience building complex WordPress websites with custom functionality (preferably with JS and PHP)
  • Expertise in accurately scoping development project hours and delivering websites within the estimated budget and timeline
  • Ability to test and debug websites
  • Experience with Google Lighthouse, Analytics, and Search Console
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience with Adobe suite (bonus points for Adobe XD)
  • Proficient in modern JavaScript and its associated libraries
  • Knowledge of grid-based CSS frameworks (Bootstrap)
  • Must have experience with hosting and DNS management–candidates should know their way around the MAMP stack
  • Knowledge and experience developing and testing websites that achieve WCAG 2.1 accessibility requirements (level A and AA)
  • Ability to write functional requirement documents and specifications, and lead client website training tutorials
  • Skilled in providing monthly website maintenance, enhancements, and recommendations
  • A genuine interest in the latest technological developments in the industry to include HTML5, CSS3, and mobile web and application development
  • Experience using task management software, such as Asana, is a plus
  • Bonus: Experience collaborating with Git and a link to your github account

The successful candidate will be:

  • A major self-starter that works well independently, but can also thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Observant and able to remain focused on tasks for long periods of time
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • Well organized, accountable, detail-oriented, and thorough
  • A continuous learner, stays on top of the latest trends, and brings new ideas and process efficiencies to the team
  • Cool under pressure and meets aggressive deadlines
  • An excellent communicator who can work with a wide variety of personalities (both internal and client)
  • Professional, but also enjoys letting loose

Reports to: Digital Director


Other details:

  • Full-time, salary
  • In-office
  • Required hours: 9-5pm MST

The perks:

  • Premium downtown office location
  • Paid parking
  • 401K
  • Health insurance (including vision and dental)
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Free snacks
  • Nice people
  • Fun times


Apply Now

To apply for the front end developer position, please fill out the form below. Applicants must include a formal cover letter and resume (Document format accepted: PDF). Please include links to your portfolio and examples of your professional work.