Front End Developer
Symplicity is seeking a creative and highly motivated user experience advocate to join our team. In this position, you will work within a team of designers, backend developers and product specialists to design, build, deploy, and evolve incredible web sites and software applications for both desktop (web) and mobile (native) environments.
- Contributing to user experience standards, best practices and industry innovations.
- Working with designers to define user interface requirements in collaboration with product specialists and developers.
- Promoting best practices and communicating reasoning behind design decisions.
- Planning, executing and delegating design work with other designers.
- Producing sketches, workflow diagrams, wireframes and pixel-perfect mock-ups.
- Employing and evolving an effective and efficient user experience design process.
- Promoting creativity, advocating for the user and continually raising the bar.
- Presenting work to the user experience team, product specialists and management for review and feedback.
- Maintaining a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability and emerging technologies, with a view to incorporating these in future projects and staying ahead of the market.
- At least 3 years of industry experience.
- Intermediate or Advanced knowledge of:
- HCI and general visual design principles.
- Adobe Photoshop.
- Experience with:
- jQuery for DOM traversal, events, animation, and Ajax.
- Chrome Inspector, Firebug, and IE Developer Tools.
- Working knowledge of Bootstrap.
- Working knowledge of PHP.
- Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3.
- Knowledge of Backbone .JS
- Bachelor's Degree and relevant experience.
How to Apply:
If you meet the requirements above, and are interested in working on exciting projects with a strong DC area company, please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements.
Symplicity offers the following benefits for full-time employees:
- Flexible Spending
- 401K plan with an employer contribution match
- Stock options program offered to top performers after two years of employment
- Commuter benefits
Work Life Balance
Paid time off includes:
- Sick Leave
- Personal Days
Casual & Fun Atmosphere
Symplicity is headquartered in vibrant Arlington, VA, just a few blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. While headquartered right outside of Washington, D.C., we also have employees working remotely throughout the country and embrace workplace flexibility. We value hard work, and believe a casual and fun atmosphere without a stuffy dress code or unnecessary bureaucracies allows our employees to focus on the important stuff and get things done. Symplicity’s headquarters offers comfortable workspaces, a full kitchen, and company-provided snacks.
Life at Symplicity
Big time responsibilities right away
Symplicity challenges its employees to succeed by offering a wide array of experiences and responsibilities. Out of the gate you will be given the ability to showcase your skills, influence decisions, and contribute. You will work hard and learn new things every day. Symplicity professionals are hired not only for their technical knowledge, but also for their ability to apply their skills to solving every client's unique problems.
Be part of something
Whether you are a new software developer, a salesperson, or part of customer support, your work will have a direct impact, not only internally at Symplicity, but with our clients. One day you might be working on a project for a major politician. The next day you might be part of developing an application that revolutionizes how employers worldwide connect with job applicants. We are looking for leaders and innovators as we continue to grow and revolutionize our products and services.
The location doesn't hurt
Symplicity is located just outside of Washington, DC in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Not bad considering that Arlington is the birthplace of the internet. It's true. Arlington based Defense Department Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) built the Interface Message Processor (IMP) to carry data to and from different specialized computers mostly in the U.S. university community. DARPA created ARPANET, which ultimately became the Internet. Symplicity's office is accessible by both METRO Rail and Bus lines.