Front End Developer

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Hold up. What’s Red Circle?

Red Circle is a mid-sized full-service advertising agency with nearly 20 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industries. Our core business is casino marketing. We’ve worked with more than 100 casinos, in addition to a diverse roster of other clients. Our vision is to be the most data-driven, results-oriented hospitality experts in North America. We give our clients a full-circle experience, from data-driven insights all the way to breakthrough creative executions.

In 2015, Red Circle was recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine and one of the "Success Stories of the Year" by Twin Cities Business. Add in free snacks and a bunch of friendly, “can-do” people who will welcome your talents — as well as your inner weird — and you’ve pretty much got it.

So what do I do as a front end developer?

A frond end developer at Red Circle needs to be able to shepherd client websites from concept to wireframe and design, all the way to site launch. You'll work with talented designers, engineers and product managers, but you'll own the browser code.

In addition, you'll also be working on the front end structure of Red Circle's own bespoke software platforms. You'll have a number of expectations, but also a good amount of freedom to accomplish these things.

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Your responsibilities

  • Report directly to the head of technology on all projects
  • Work with designers, clients, and project managers to conceive plan and launch websites. Each client website is ultimately your responsibility.
  • Handle with the maintenance and change requests of Red Circle's existing three dozen (or so) websites, programs and apps.
  • Plan and negotiate timelines for different projects, sometimes happening simultaneously
  • Interpret client requests into something meaningful and measurable

Requirements:

  • Good PHP skills are an absolute must. Experience with Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter, etc are all great, but you have to be able to understand existing PHP code and write code to follow and improve on those conventions.
  • CSS/Sass is also a must. Applicants must have an eye for website geometry and be able to start designs from scratch building up to a single, molecular, consistent design structure.
  • Javascript is less important than the first two but also fundamental. Javascript DOM manipulation and aync fetch requests will be part of your job, jQuery will be used, also expect to write Vue.
  • You should write clean, semantic HTML, with an eye on accessibilty and SEO.
  • General familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD) and image manipulation
  • Familiarity with Linux web-hosting, specifically cPanel, WHM and CentOS. Spinning up and down hosting packages as the needs arise.
  • Familiarity with Domain controls, editing DNS and routing @ records.
  • You can produce mockups of ideas in code, either in Codepens, or actual in-browser sample code.
  • Teams, Word, Excel, bla bla bla

Skills

  • PHP
  • Familiarity with CMS other than Wordpress. Kirby experience would be an A+ here.
  • Sass
  • Javascript - specifically jQuery, Vue and vanilla JS
  • Git, specifically GitHub
  • Pug (or Haml) experience would be a help.
  • Webpack
  • Unit testing
  • FTP
  • Linux-based site hosting
  • Domain Control Systems
  • working with designers and clients
  • Site analytics, Google Analytics or (preferrably) Matomo
  • Agency experience a plus

Red Circle offers a competitive salary along with great benefits including medical/dental, 401(k) match, casual dress code, and the recipe to the perfect Moscow Mule.