Front-End Web Developer

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Located in Bethel Park, PA, eight miles south of Pittsburgh, LarsonOʼBrien is a strategically focused, full-service marketing firm specializing in the building and architectural products industries. LarsonOʼBrien employs talented and self-motivated people who strive each day to find new ways to help grow client business. LarsonOʼBrien offers employees an excellent work environment, generous salary and bonus packages, healthcare, 401K, paid vacation, and lots of opportunity to do great work and have fun. 

Job Description

LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group is seeking full-time and contract front-end web developers

proficient in building custom web applications for building products manufacturers,

educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Primary responsibilities will include

developing content-managed, responsive websites using the Drupal 7 framework, as well

as designing, developing, implementing and maintaining dynamic web applications

accessible from all device types including desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Additional

responsibilities may include developing and maintaining custom web applications

– intranets, customer tools/calculators, digital asset managers, learning management

systems, native mobile-OS applications – and day-to-day execution of email marketing,

search engine optimization, web statistics analysis, and basic web maintenance tasks.


Over 80% of the web applications we build for our clients are content-managed websites,

so a strong knowledge of developing websites using both open source and proprietary

content management systems is essential. These web applications inherently require

cross-browser/cross-platform accessibility and often require a responsive front-end

compatible with all device types including desktop, tablet and mobile devices. The

remaining 20% of work will range from building custom PHP/MySQL applications,

managing ongoing email newsletter campaigns, implementing search engine optimization

strategies, maintaining/updating existing websites and applications, and more.

The most desirable candidates will demonstrate a passion for the field and the ability to

work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced and evolving environment. He/she will

understand and contribute to build strategies quickly and easily, work well as part of a

small team, have a strong work ethic and good character, and be diligent in completing

quality work within the required timeframe.


Applicants must have 3-5 years web design/development experience and be available to

start immediately. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on multiple ongoing

projects and overlapping deadlines are a must. Candidates who are easily overwhelmed

need not apply.


Compensation commensurate with experience.

Full-time employees must work from our Bethel Park office on standard M-F schedule.

Contract employees considered with flexible location/schedule requirements on a project-
by-project basis. We are not looking to work with a staffing or consulting firm at this time,

so please do not waste your time or ours.


To be considered, upload your resume and a link to your web portfolio (with explanation of

your role on each project – i.e. design only, front-end programming, PHP development,

etc.). Cold phone calls will be ignored.

Qualifications

Professional Requirements

• Associate or Bachelors degree in Web Development, Design or Marketing

Communication, or equivalent training and professional experience

• Strong knowledge of all pertinent web technologies from HTML/CSS/Javascript to

Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP

• Knowledge of developing websites using open-source content management system

frameworks (i.e. Drupal, Wordpress, etc)

• Experience developing responsive websites

• Ability to analyze, design, develop and complex web applications

• Experience in usability best practices and marketing basics, to design and build

interfaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but work well and compel action

• Familiarity with basic wireframing tools and methods

• Keen attention to detail

• Ability to follow simple scope of work documents, wireframes, task lists and design

mockups to build complex websites and web applications

• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to multitask and take direction in a team environment

• Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload to manage multiple

ongoing projects and overlapping deadlines.

• Web server administration experience a plus, including managing DNS, multiple

database types, and deploying websites on both Windows/IIS and Linux/Apache

• Knowledge of security considerations (encryption, denial of service, spam protection,

etc.) a plus

• Web development is a constantly growing and changing field, so candidates must be

motivated, display a passion for the field, and demonstrate the ability to learn and

adapt quickly as technology and client needs change.

Skills

• HTML & HTML5, CSS & CSS3, JavaScript and common libraries (i.e. jQuery, Prototype,

960.gs, Typekit, etc.), PHP, MySQL

• Strong knowledge of building custom PHP applications

• Basic familiarity with ASP, ASP.NET 1.4 and 2.0 a plus

• Strong knowledge of cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility and responsive

design

• Ability to perform basic web server tasks like website launch, file system & database

backups tasks, domain management, etc.

• Proficiency in web-related Adobe Creative Suite applications like Fireworks,

Dreamweaver and Photoshop required, graphic design experience a plus

• Mobile development experience using PhoneGap API or Xcode a plus

• Though this position will not require direct client communication, excellent written

and verbal communication skills are essential