Front End UI Engineer

O3 World is seeking a Front End UI Engineer with a solid understanding of web development fundamentals, impeccable attention to detail, and a passion for bringing designs to life. As a member of the O3 team, you will be involved in projects from the ideation and strategy phase all the way through launch and have a say in not just what we build, but how we build. We give our Engineers the opportunity to contribute to the overall technical direction and project workflow through research and development of new tools and technologies.

  • Implement the presentation layer for web-based applications and CMS-driven websites using responsive, standards-compliant HTML5 and CSS3
  • Accurately and efficiently create web design systems from visual comps and wireframes
  • Use JavaScript to create highly interactive, engaging, and accessible interfaces
  • Create, modify, or extend themes for CMS and eCommerce systems such as Drupal, Wordpress, Craft, and Magento
  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, and project managers throughout project discovery, UX, and design meetings
  • Ensure compliance with accessibility standards
  • Cross-browser test and quality assure front-end code
  • A web engineer with formal training and/or 1-3 years of professional experience creating website and application front ends (bonus points if you’ve worked in an agency)
  • Has a comprehensive knowledge of modern HTML and CSS best practices
  • Accountable and autonomous; you don’t need intense oversight
  • A tenacious problem-solver
  • A superb communicator with excellent interpersonal savvy
  • Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail & a focus on delivering high-quality work
  • Understanding and respect for web standards, accessibility, and cross-browser compatibility; prior experience with code validators and front end debugging tools
  • Strong understanding of separation of layers: keeping markup, content, functionality, and presentation separated
  • Experience using a CSS preprocessor such as Less or Sass
  • Experience manipulating SVGs and creating SVG sprites
  • Experience building themes for at least two of the following systems: Drupal, Wordpress, ExpressionEngine, Magento, Shopify, Craft
  • Experience with performance optimization techniques such as lazy loading, AJAX page loading, pre-caching, responsive images, CDN asset management, server-side caching, etc.
  • Experience with a task runner such as Gulp, Grunt, or Webpack
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience implementing web animations with CSS3, JavaScript, SVG, or similar
  • Training or experience creating style guides, experience integrating style guide components into web applications and sites
  • Experience creating accessible components and evaluating accessibility compliance
  • Familiarity with at least one client-side application framework such as Angular or React
  • Experience integrating with services such as Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Analytics, Facebook and familiarity with HTML5 APIs
  • Familiarity with search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Experience with BEM naming convention
  • Amazing office space in Fishtown, flex vacation time, paid trips to national and regional industry events and conferences, paid training, speaking opportunities, company happy hours, casual office dress code, monthly one-to-one employee growth meetings, lunch and learns, sponsored networking events, employee referral program, company holidays and half-days, quiet rooms, annual holiday party, peer-to-peer recognition, annual non-profit participation, neighborhood outreach events, your own personal theme music, and more…
  • Medical coverage including vision and dental coverage, short and long term, life insurance plan, 401k with company match

O3 World specializes in digital product design and development, from conceptualization through implementation and support. We work with businesses as their strategic partner to provide long-term digital solutions through web, mobile, e-commerce and application development.

With offices in Fishtown, Philadelphia, we’ve emphasized a balanced approach to design, innovative technological solutions and an award-winning agency culture. This is the heart of one of the most vibrant and active areas within the city. You’ll have easy access to public transportation, a variety of delicious local eateries and coffee shops, entertainment venues like Johnny Brenda’s and The Fillmore, as well as fitness centers. Regardless of what your interests and curiosities might be, there is always something new and exciting to explore.

We’re continually looking to explore new horizons in the fields of user experience, design, and technology, we have a unique program called O3 Labs. Here, we embrace future thinking through experiences and experimentation with emerging technologies. All staff members are invited to collaborate internally to devise labs concepts that attempt to solve real experiences and business problems. You’ll have the opportunity to present a concept and, if chosen, company time, employees, and resources are dedicated to making your idea become a reality. O3 theme music is one example of several other successfully launched labs projects from O3 World. See it in action.

We’re proud to be the founder and host of Forge Conference, Philadelphia’s premier user experience and product design conference since 2014. Once a year we invite a national roster of experts in the field of user experience to share their wisdom, ideas, processes, and inspiring stories to people like you. Each employee at O3 World has the opportunity to join the Forge planning committee and contribute your thoughts and ideas to a conference that is quickly gaining prominence as an industry leading event. Learn more about Forge.

Finally, we’re firm believers in a balanced environment, where positivity, hard work and happy hours coexist. At O3, we strive to recruit and retain a diverse team that help us perform better, attract top talent and make smarter decisions. While much of our time is spent at our desks, at whiteboards, or in meetings, we’ve created a culture that makes the outside world an integral part of our daily working routines. The challenging, progressive work we do keeps us energized and exhilarated, while our culture and people keep us grounded, put things in perspective and make us better at what we do. Most of all, it makes us a team.

Please submit your resume and cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for this role and our team. Links to your LinkedIn, Twitter accounts, or anything else you feel will help us get to know you better are also appreciated.

O3 is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We look forward to meeting with you.

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