Job Description :
Title: Front end developer
Tentative Duration: 6 +months contract
Work Location: Philadelphia, PA 19103

Description:
We are seeking a talented and self-motivated Senior Front End Software Engineer to join our Philadelphia agile team of high-performing full-stack software engineers working on a cloud-based, enterprise-scale content authoring application platform used by external and internal users.
Collectively, the team works in a highly collaborative environment that leverages a strong partnership between product management, product design & user experience, and software engineering & quality test engineering.
As part of that environment, this position performs complex research, design, and software development assignments and provides direct input to project plans, schedules, and methodology in the development of our cross-functional software products.

Top 3 Skills
Frontend experience Javascript/HTML/CSS
Agile experience
Backbone

Technical Skills & Qualifications:
Proficiency in JSON, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Ability to write and review portions of detailed specifications for the development of complex system components
Experience building platforms in concert with UX/UI teams with focus on product design, user interaction models, rapid prototyping, story-boarding, user interface design, iterative user research, data science methods and analytics
Strong background with providing technical guidance to product design (UX/UI) teams for best practice approach for product interface and interaction specifications and also developing maintainable HTML & CSS for implementing those specifications.
Strong experience working in Agile software environments (Scrum / Kanban)
Git source code repository experience (github preferred)
Strong experience with agile work management systems (JIRA preferred)
Active experience leveraging collaboration wikis for documentation and knowledge sharing (Confluence preferred)
Windows or Mac OS using IDEs such as WebStorm, VSCode, etc
Knowledge of test-driven development
Ability to complete complex bug fixes
Experience working as part of a larger, geographically dispersed team
Some travel required (likely no more than 5% after initial onboarding)
Good oral and written communications skills

Can you tell me a little bit about the project that this contractor will be working on and what is creating the need for this position?
This is a Workflow management system/platform for book publishing and authoring
This candidate will help them build out a prototype, they are now in phase 2 with 2 more to go in the next 2 years
Adding capabilities on top of the pilot they’ve already created

So that suppliers can paint a good picture to candidates, can you walk me through what a typical day might look like?
Front end heavy
They have squads (scrum team)
3-week sprints, implementing new functionality or existing stories
2 UX designer and 1 UX researcher
2-hour collaboration sessions with the entire team each week
At minimum a new set of features will be rolled out each quarter
Backbone is the main library they utilize