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Walker Sands Digital, the digital marketing arm of Walker Sands, Inc., is seeking a talented Front-End Web Developer to work in our Chicago office.

As a valued member of our web development team, you will work closely with designers, project managers and other software developers to implement sophisticated user interactions on our clients' websites.

You'll also have the opportunity to work on our proprietary Content Management System to improve the user experience and build in new marketing automation capabilities.

To join our team, you need to show advanced ability in HTML5, CSS3, Photoshop (for PSD cutup), JavaScript (JS) and jQuery. You need to have a passion for UI/UX work, with a practical approach that centers on advancing our clients' top goals (e.g. lead generation). Ideally, you are also deeply experienced in building WordPress sites, as we are building more and more site on this platform.

Bonus points if you are adept in AJAX and JSON. If you've got some back-end skills with ASP and SQL Server (we work with a Microsoft stack primarily), all the better.

Working With Us

Conveniently located in the Loop, we are a growing digital marketing services firm that builds websites for clients. In addition to website design, we also provide a wide variety of other digital marketing services (SEO, PPC management, content marketing, landing page optimization, etc.).

In a nutshell, we take pride in two things: 1) doing great work for our clients, and 2) creating an enjoyable and enriching work environment for our staff.

Our work environment is casual and enjoyable. The digital team is relatively small, around a dozen folks, and the common denominator is that we all value learning, initiative and enterprise. We offer excellent compensation and benefits, which we can tell you more about after you let us know you are interested in the position.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and ability to create quality HTML and CSS from PSD files. We require extensive experience cutting up Photoshop design files and then developing HTML/CSS that is pixel perfect across multiple OS/browser configurations.
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Ability to write JavaScript with and without the use of frameworks such as jQuery
  • Experience with or knowledge of embedding various microdata formats into HTML markup
  • Knowledge of how to build robust B2B websites in Wordpress
  • Desire to learn and an ability to keep current with related technologies
  • Passion for delivering high performance, detailed oriented, testable, quality code
  • Understanding of social networking and search engine marketing
  • Stellar problem-solving skills
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, juggle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • A collaborative mindset, a positive attitude and genuine energy, passion and enthusiasm for the work

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