Front End Developer

In this position, responsibilities may vary in different deliver phases:

Pre-delivery phase: 

  • You will work closely with our Experience Designer, in some cases you will be also on client site, helping iteratively build hi-fi prototypes with HTML/CSS plus JQuery (or any other framework you are good at) based on sketches or wireframes created by Experience Designer (you may be also involved into this innovative process).

Delivery phase: 

  • You will continue to refine your hi-fi prototype work for iterative user-testing, which you may also be invited to pair with Experience Designer, observe user's behaviors, find out those improvements and modifications.

  • You will be expected to use your HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills to create a nice and clean UI pattern framework that Application Developers can re-use in the future.

  • You will be a quality assurance of elegant front-end code, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and also to ensure consistency of the user interface across multiple platforms.

  • You will sometimes pair with our Application Developers working on one development task (we call it user story).

As in iDeaCanvas we encourage people learn more and try different experience, you will be also encouraged to share your brilliant skills and thoughts across the whole ThoughtWorks community globally.


Must Haves

  • Obviously your HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills are must-have.

  • In-depth understanding of semantic HTML/CSS writing, progressive enhancement, and also CSS box model.

  • Practical experience of solving inconsistency across multiple platforms, e.g. IE6/7/8, FireFox and Safari on Windows or Mac.

  • In iDeaCanvas we pair, and you in most cases will pair with other people.

Nice to Haves

  • Your good understanding (or maybe just interest) of user interaction design will be beneficial to your career development in ThoughtWorks;

  • Your may hear about Agile development process, or keywords like: Experience Design, Agile UX, Design Thinking, those will help you quickly get involved into us.

  • Global UX community is emerging in ThoughtWorks globally, your passion to user-centric design will drive you communicate more with our other UX talents like you in other 20 offices in the world.

  • If you like share your ideas like Blogging, this will make you very popular in office, as we like people similar to us.

  • Your English will be not a blocker, but if you speak good English, this will very much help get more chances to work globally and get in touch with our talents in Global UX community.

  • Visual thinking will be a killer tool, if you like visualizing your idea using whiteboard, you are with us.

  • ThoughtWorks is a community, if you are not very experienced, we care about your passion to learning, there are a great many of people in this flat organization are happy to help you depending on how much passion they can feel.

  • Your experience with Mobile Web interface design will be a benefit, as we are getting more clients within this area.



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