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UX-Oriented, Senior Front-end Developer

Posted September 11, 2017 in Thoughts

Lara’s Dream Employer seeks a UX-Oriented, Senior Front-end Developer with advanced HTML/CSS knowledge, working JavaScript knowledge, and a background in illustration or visual design. This role is part of a small front-end team that operates as the link between design and back-end development. The UX-Oriented Senior Front-end Developer will take leadership in working with the design team to transform their work into interactive experiences and prototypes using modern front-end technologies and development standards.

At Lara’s Dream Employer, we work hard to promote a cross-functional team. Our ideal candidate for this role is passionate about helping designers and content providers understand the technology behind what they create, and is always devising tools and processes to smooth out the design to implementation workflow.


This role will be a mixture of both performing these tasks and overseeing and educating others in the following:

  • Work with design team to ensure technical feasibility of designs and contribute technical insight during the creative process.
  • Architect semantic, accessible markup in plain HTML and templating languages.
  • Write clean, modular Sass/CSS using abstractions and a design system/style guide mentality.
  • Apply visual design/UX knowledge during development process to improve upon existing designs.
  • Use JavaScript and animation to add UI interactivity and user engagement.
  • Craft UI components within frameworks like React or Vue.js.

Bonus Responsibilities

  • Illustrate engaging graphics and characters to complement written content.
  • Transfer graphics from software to code, exporting and optimizing clean SVG files.
  • Create subtle, narrative SVG animations using CSS and GSAP.

Technologies We Use

  • Pug
  • Sass
  • Modern JavaScript (ES6)
  • Vue.js
  • Webpack
  • GreenSock Animation Platform
  • D3.js

Lara’s Dream Employer is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to increase diversity in the tech industry. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other communities traditionally underrepresented in this field.