Senior Web Application Developer - Technical.ly

Senior Web Application Developer Baltimore

14 West |  Baltimore | IT

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The Oxford Club, an Agora company, is looking for an experienced Senior Web Application Developer to develop custom web applications built with PHP, JavaScript frameworks and other coding languages. You’ll be part of a highly specialized and talented group of web professionals. You will be involved and included in the decision-making process and will have the ability to contribute like never before in this fast-paced environment with tremendous growth opportunities.

 

The Oxford Club has been recognized as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces from 2017 to 2020.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in defining requirements for each development project.
  • Build full featured WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Work with third-party APIs to enhance website functionality.
  • Maintain and develop features for several custom applications.
  • Conduct code reviews and internal reviews.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Passion for web development and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Strong working knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JSON.
  • Ability to independently diagnose and solve code problems using sites like MDN and Stack Overflow.
  • Experience using browser dev-tools for debugging problems.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with team members in a fast-paced, agile development environment.
  • Experience with jQuery (or a similar framework).
  • Experience with a modern front-end build pipeline (gulp / webpack / npm / babel / sass / scss / etc).
  • An eye for UI/UX best practices.
  • Experience with a front end framework (Tailwind, Bootstrap or equivalent).
  • Experience with Git (or a similar version control system).
  • A creative / design background a plus.
  • A history of contributions to open source projects a plus.

 

OUTCOMES

 

  • Deliver and maintain fully responsive content and advanced functionality across all web properties.
  • Drive continuous integration & deployment/ manage change via Git & GitHub.
  • Keep our CMS current by developing and updating system templates and content types, themes and plug-ins.
  • Increase web scalability, user engagement and traffic by determining and implementing the best web development options.
  • Share best practices and new technologies with the rest of the team.
  • Ship features fast and control/reduce the technical debt.
  • Ensure code review healthiness and apply effective and efficient QA.
  • Drive workflow efficiencies, reduce or eliminate delays and deliver on clear requirements in conjunction with web project and product managers.
  • Create an outstanding User Experience on both desktop and mobile by consulting with business partners in Design, Information Architecture, User Interface and Search Engine Optimization for all web properties.

 

 

COMPETENCIES

  • 5+ years in a development role, include portfolio or samples of past work and projects.
  • Strong understanding of WordPress best practices.
  • Strong familiarity with object-oriented code (particularly in PHP and JavaScript).
  • Understanding of the entire web development process, including front end and back end development.
  • Understanding of REST APIs.
  • Proficiency with MySQL or other flavors of SQL.
  • Experience balancing short-term vs. long-term needs, business needs, and customer needs.
  • Active collaborator (willing to share ideas and teach/learn from others).
  • Experience conducting code reviews.
  • Familiarity with security best practices.
  • Experience refactoring code for increased performance.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical users.
  • Gather requirements effectively, document and confirm observations with business owners.
  • Understand how to translate business processes into technical solution.
  • Create complex UI wireframe diagrams.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

BONUS

  • Experience with Node.
  • Experience working with AWS.
  • Experience working with Jenkins and configuring automated deployment.
  • Experience working with NoSQL.
  • Experience with Scrum.
  • Experience with React JavaScript library or ability to learn.
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Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
  • Special Discounts
PTO/Flexibility
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K

Who are 14 West’s clients?

The companies we work with are industry leaders in their own right. Some of the impressive names you’ll have the chance to support are The Oxford Club and Banyan Hill.

 

What brings the teams on 14 West’s different silos together?

All of our groups have a service-centric mindset, where the client and their needs are above all else. There’s a hunger within the company that drives us to deliver a product to your client that is going to work and last.

 

What’s the professional development trajectory at 14 West?

If you raise your hand and say you want to attend a specific conference or class, we will figure out a way to get you there. If you see room for growth within your role or a new initiative that you want to spearhead within the company, our management team will support you. Go-getters thrive at 14 West.

 

What do you hope future 14 West employees bring to the table?

People who are eager to find a company to grow with.

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