FRONTEND DEVELOPER:
THE POSITION & CORE ROLE 

The Position

Motionstrand is looking for a full-time Frontend Drupal Developer with a passion for crafting digital experiences and is able to translate interactive concepts into compelling interfaces with strong attention to detail. Ideal candidates will have strong technical skills combined with the ability to be creative and considerate. They'll be able to manage themselves in a 100% remote-work environment and have excellent communication practices in order to work well with other team members and clients. We expect all candidates to have experience with Drupal, Sass/CSS, HTML, and modern JavaScript, and be comfortable building frontend architecture for large websites.

The Core Role

As a member of the Motionstrand team, you’ll work with designers, developers, and project managers to create solutions for both existing and future clients using modern tools and following best practices. Your role includes the development and implementation of custom frontend solutions, turning visual design concepts into responsive web applications with organized, well-documented code, following defined coding standards.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce HTML, CSS, Sass, Twig, JavaScript code from design documentation for integration into desktop and mobile websites and web applications, email templates and other digital products.
  • Drupal site building (including but not limited to):
    • Theme template files, preprocess functions, theme hooks
    • Drupal site-building tasks
    • Enabling and configuring modules
    • Settings, configurations, views, menus, view modes
    • Working with local development environments and command line tools
  • Collaborating, planning, and completing development tasks
  • Work closely with account managers, project managers and client stakeholders to gather requirements and update on project status.
  • Work closely with designers and developers to ensure design quality is maintained through the development process.
  • Contribute to coding standards and repeatable processes.
  • Cross browser testing and quality assurance.
  • Stay up to date with latest development trends and best practices

 

Key Requirements

  • 2-3 years frontend development experience
  • 2-3 years experience with open-source CMS platforms including Drupal and WordPress
  • Understanding of Drupal module ecosystem, including experience with Drupal 7 and 8
  • Understanding of Package managers like Composer and npm
  • Solid mid-level skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Recent experience for all aspects of Drupal theming including UI familiarity, configuration, and basic site administration, creation/manipulation of template files, preprocessing, and writing/overriding theme functions
  • Knowledge and understanding of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and best practices as it applies to frontend development.
  • Strong understanding of responsive design and cross browser support
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern client-side JavaScript frameworks, such as AngularJS is a huge plus
  • Experience with SCM version control (we use Git)
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Solid ability to collaborate within team environments as well as working and performing independently
  • Ability to work under pressure with a capacity for flexibility when the extra time is needed
  • Online portfolio of proven client-facing work is a huge plus

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