Frontend Developer - React

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Overview 

 

Contract Position | Frontend Dev - React


Digitas is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling. You are responsible for creating fast, accessible and responsive web experiences. You know all the ins and outs of HTML, CSS & JavaScript and how all of these frameworks might or might not be helpful during the development process.You have a passion for the web and understand the unique possibilities involved in bringing web projects to life.

You’ll be comfortable prototyping concepts, iterating ideas and testing hypothesis to build products that people really want to use. Along the way, you’d be looking for ways to pass along best practice and lessons learnt to colleagues. You’ll have your own opinions on approaches to technical problems and be able to concisely articulate the tradeoffs that matter.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be able to communicate conceptual and technical solutions that include the use of React frameworks standard best practices and techniques 
  • Develop code and/or provide maintenance and enhancements to existing code based upon a solid understanding of technical design
  • Write custom code (PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5) for theme and module development
  • Write automated tests, in particular, using BEHAT and JUNIT test frameworks
  • Estimate and deliver on development tasks with high level of accuracy in an agile environment 
  • Ensure product quality, maintainability, performance and scalability
  • Analyze client requirements to develop functional and technical software 
  • Understanding requirements and driving the technical design closures
  • Participate in team activities and team planning with the aim of improving team skills, awareness and quality of work (code reviews / Pull Requests)

Your Capabilities

 

  • At least Bachelor of Computer Science or 5 years of experience in front-end development 
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals 
  • Understanding of front end architecture, database design, hooks & API’s, templating and RESTful API / Web Service frameworks. 
  • Recent experience with React including React JS, React UI, Bootstrap
  • Familiar with developing with front end frameworks like Grunt, Less, JQuery, Jslint
  • DevOps, CI/CD pipelines & Opiniated PaaS platforms such as pantheon.io or Acquia are helpful 
  • Experience with modern CI/CD concepts, practices and toolkits (such as CircleCI)
  • Able to plan releases for CMS implementations & Roll-out
  • Awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations 
  • Creative spirit with a design drive 
  • You are proud on your work and can handle feedback 
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude 

 

About Digitas 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.