14 West

Front End Web Developer at 14 West

Full-time Position in Baltimore
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If you're looking to utilize your web development skills to have a direct and immediate impact on the revenue of a multi-million dollar company then Agora Financial has the perfect position for you.

Agora Financial, an independent financial publisher, has an immediate opening for a Front End Web Developer. In this unique position, you won’t have to wait weeks or months to ship your work. You’ll work in a fast-paced environment where you can trace the direct impact of your work in a matter of hours and days and not weeks and months.

In this position, you’ll have the unique opportunity to dive in and learn how to leverage our systems to turn around projects that take your skills to the next level by learning to use real-time data to optimize and quickly deploy iterations of webpages to drive reader growth. You will actively contribute to the growth of the company by working with and learning from a team of developers, graphic designers, audio & visual experts, and some of the best copywriters and marketers you can find.

The ideal candidate will have the skills described below and a strong attention to detail.

Responsibilities

  • Create lighting fast responsive landing pages using HTML/CSS by translating provided design mockups.
  • Develop e-commerce sales funnels, promotional efforts, and emails for our millions of readers.

  • Develop front-end code variations for A/B testing using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Perform quality assurance tests and ascertain the cause of a problem when a test is not performing as expected or adversely affecting other reporting.



Qualifications

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A strong grasp of HTML, CSS, and Sass.
  • A strong grasp of JavaScript/Jquery
  • Experience with photoshop
  • Understanding of Mobile First Responsive design concepts
  • Understanding of page speed optimization best practices
  • A strong ability to troubleshoot functional and layout issues
  • Experience with building, deploying, and updating web content in WordPress or similar CMS.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Self-driven attention to detail
  • Naturally curious and not afraid to speak up, ask questions or suggest ideas.
  • Willingness to learn new systems.
  • Openness to re-prioritize and adapt workflow in a fast-paced environment.

TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE:

  • Ability to show examples of establishing an application/system or process that you built to optimize efficiencies for a unique business use case.
  • Experience with Google Analytics/Webmaster Tools.
  • Experience with Google Tag Manager
  • Working knowledge of Foundation or similar CSS frameworks will be advantageous.
  • Experience with pre-processing platform such as Grunt or Gulp.
  • Experience with Git.
  • Some Experience with Server-side languages such as PHP

If you are looking to join a vibrant work environment and you have the skills to take advantage of this unique, fast-paced opportunity, you may just be the person we're looking for.

About Agora Financial

Agora Financial provides independent economic and alternative health ideas to help everyday folks live a more independent, healthy and wealthy life. They publish these ideas through print and online publications.

Agora Financial is all about "fat-tail" ideas.

Everyone on the team needs to be OK with continuous testing. Which means they also need to be OK with failing. At AF, failing = learning. And the minute you stop taking chances, shaking things up, and exploring new ideas is the minute you fall behind.

They believe in putting in the hard work, and pushing one another. They believe that personal growth and development of individuals is only a small piece of the pie. And that the real wins are higher quality products for subscribers, and success for the team at large.