Senior Front End Developer in Dallas, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Dallas, TX
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  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Sr Front End Developer
Dallas, TX

What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Rollup sleeves to implement front end software components using React, GatsbyJS, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS 
  • Assist with development needs from the content and editorial team 
  • Assist the team create of native ads, sponsored content, and assign google tags for analytics 
  • Integrate the Contentful CMS GraphQL API with GatsbyJS (A static site generator written in ReactJS)
  • Implement A / B tests in Optimizely using JavaScript, CSS, and / or the WYSIWYG wizard
  • Work closely with internal, offshore, and contract resources on an agile team
  • Update the agile system of record (Rally) with points and tasks
  • Engage in agile ceremonies such as estimation, standups, grooming, sprint planning and retrospectives 
  • Update user stories and tasks to reflect the current status of sprint
  • Maintain quality by checking work for defects prior to releasing to QA
  • Participate in the transition of released software to maintenance through documentation, training, and meetings
  • Submit / accept pull requests, handle merges, and facilitate software releases
  • Troubleshoot and own defects identified by the QA team and customers
  • Work closely with business analysts and product owners to understand requirements
  • Stay current with industry trends and incorporate best of breed technology, patterns, and methodologies
  • Nurture a culture of team excellence with openness, transparency, and close collaboration

Must Haves: 

  • 4 year degree from an accredited university. MIS or Computer Science preferred
  • 6 years of front end development experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • 1 year of software development using ReactJS 
  • 2 years of source code management with GIT 
  • Strong foundational software knowledge (testing, version control, and concepts such as DRY)
  • Strong knowledge of web fundamentals (HTTP, response codes, REST, calling APIs)
  • Experience with GraphQL, Redux, and GatsbyJS, and the CMS preferred 
  • Knowledge of Agile software delivery
  • Knowledge of Amazon web services platform preferred
  • Ability to collaborate and work closely with others
  • Ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely
  • Willingness to learn new patterns and technologies


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