Full Time: Web Developer – Community Development, Crown Publishing at Penguin Random House in New York

Posted on 16/11/2016 — 8 years ago

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Penguin Random House and the Crown Publishing Group are seeking a self-directed, experienced Web Developer for their consumer-focused web communities. Working on a small team of developers and reporting to the Manager of Community Development for Crown Publishing, this position would be responsible for providing innovative and best-in-class user experience, ensuring web best practices are being met, creating exciting and forward-thinking web tools and solutions to drive readers toward discovering our books and authors. The ideal candidate has a deep appreciation for open source technologies and a passion for optimal user experience. They also possess an entrepreneurial spirit – bringing new ideas and solutions to the group and a willingness to experiment in emerging technologies.

General Responsibilities

  • Maintains and enhances existing community websites and works with other internal and external teams to ensure the systems are properly integrated.
  • Designed and implements user-focused templates and interfaces to maximize usability and customer experience.
  • Develops web based applications in JavaScript
  • Develops in a WordPress environment (templates, themes, database tables, core files, etc.)
  • Provides ad hoc support for custom landing page requests as schedule and priorities allow.

Experience Required:

  • 3-4+ years of web design and development experience
  • Familiarity with front-end JavaScript frameworks and best practices.
  • Interest and experience in developing custom WordPress themes and plugins
  • Familiarity with CSS pre-processing languages (Sass and LESS) and best practices
  • Ability to utilize APIs (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to create rich web experiences
  • Computer science degree preferred
  • Languages: PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Tools/Frameworks:
  • WordPress (required)
  • JavaScript (required)
  • Sass and LESS (required)
  • Git (required)
  • Bootstrap and/or other web frameworks
  • Laravel
  • JavaScript libraries and frameworks:
  • Front-end JavaScript Frameworks. Experience with Vue a plus.
  • jQuery (required)
  • Gulp and/or Grunt
  • NPM and Bower (required)
  • Design Applications: Photoshop, InDesign
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