Senior Front-End Developer
Employer: HBO Job Posted: 12/5/2012
Location: New York, NY Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

The Promotional Digital Platforms team (including, HBO Mobile properties and future emerging platforms) is looking for an experienced Senior Front-End Developer with a specific interest/experience in developing for Social Media Platforms. This individual will be responsible for the build of the presentation layer utilizing front-end technologies and for the translation into templates that can be administered via the Content Management System. This person will also act as the main point of contact for Social Marketing projects, collaborating with Social Marketing team to define and develop new products, features, and enhancements.


•Develop interactive web interfaces using scalable web technologies that meet the required design/functionality
•Ensure code is cross browser/device compatible and optimized for SEO
•Mange development requests from the Social Marketing team
•Stay current with established and emerging Social platforms/technology to leverage new features and maintain existing functionality
•Convert code into templates in the CMS
•Collaborate with IT team on design, execution and integration
•Unit test during development and integration; Participate in planning/execution of UAT and Functional testing
•Maintain an extensive knowledge of the content, various uses cases and special exceptions
•Understand Business Rules and how they translate into Business Logic
•Provide feedback on any potential development challenges during wireframe and visual design reviews
•Troubleshoot issues, helping to identify broader Platform issues and solving those FE/CMS area
•Review and advise on potential solutions based on their technical feasibility and ongoing production viability
•Identify and mitigate technical risks
•Develop and maintain technical documentation and user guides
•Participate in the administration of department wide systems including analytics tools
•Ensure development standards, best practices and site technical quality are met and maintained
•Accurately estimate development tasks


•5+ years of hands-on expertise with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other current web technologies
•Experience developing efficient Ajax interfaces with in-depth knowledge of available libraries/frameworks (e.g. JQuery, DOJO, etc.)
•Familiarity with popular social media APIs and SDKs (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube)
•Thorough understanding of table-less page layout and positioning, browser behavior and compatibility, cross-browser issues and solutions, and coding for Search Engine Optimization
•Familiarity with developer diagnostic tools (Chrome developer tools, Charles, etc.)
•Knowledgeable of usability, accessibility, security and web standards
•Familiarity with blogging platforms (Tumblr, Wordpress) setup, administration and coding custom themes
•Experience integrating front end code into CMS templates; specific experience with Teamsite a plus
•Understanding of Responsive Design
•Ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly and independently
•Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
•Experience with web site design and Photoshop
•Familiarity with relational databases and SQL a plus
•Flash experience a plus.
•Self-directed, proactive, solutions-driven
•Able to balance multiple, competing priorities
•Quality oriented with a strong attention to detail
•Interest in contributing to ongoing web innovation
•Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to effectively communicate status on project assignments
•Bachelor’s Degree

About Us It's HBOSM

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

Requisition # 131562BR

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