Senior Developer/Gannett Imaging & Ad Design Center/McLean, VA

Senior Developer

Gannett Imaging & Ad Design Center


based in McLean, VA

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate front-end developer to develop innovative advertising experiences for 110+ national and local digital properties, including USATODAY.com. You’ll work closely with a cross platform team of developers, designers and project managers to build high impact ad executions and custom pages across desktop, mobile web and native iOS/Android app platforms.

You should have a mastery of Javascript, HTML, and CSS, and a strong understanding of responsive design techniques. A basic understanding of back-end programming architecture and technologies used to develop web projects and mobile applications is a significant plus.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with a cross functional team (we stay in touch on Slack).
  • Balance multiple projects simultaneously (we use Trello & JIRA).
  • Meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Troubleshoot when things don’t work.
  • Keep Project Managers up to date on your progress and allow them to manage your workload.
  • Take a PSD, mock or concept and turn it into a working experience.
  • Push code! Our sprints are short and your work will be live on our platforms in weeks – or sometimes days.
  • Create for desktop, mobile web, iOS and Android apps.

Job Requirements:

  • Expertise with HTML5 and CSS3, css transforms/animations and responsive design.
  • Experience with jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and other javascript libraries.
  • Experience working with APIs and JSON.
  • Thorough knowledge of design tools including Photoshop and Illustrator.

Skills Required:

  • You meet deadlines, prioritize work and communicate both progress and roadblocks.
  • You’re a self-starter who is resourceful and comfortable with minimal supervision.
  • You thrive in a team environment.
  • You’re flexible and are open to feedback and last minute requests.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science preferred) or relevant work experience.
  • 2-4 years as a front end developer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Creative agency experience
  • Working knowledge of ad serving/ad tracking technology (DFP/DFA preferred)
  • Google Publisher Tag experience

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