Front End Developer job in London, at Kublax


Location: London, UK

Do you believe in user-focused, web standard design and development, driven by simplicity?
Kublax is a financial services SaaS start-up based in London, looking for a motivated UI person to help deliver a compelling product for a venture-backed project.

This is an opportunity to play a significant role in a forthcoming site relaunch, using page layouts, storyboards, site grids and interface demos to create a compelling site experience. You’ll be working with the product manager and visual designer to create a user experience with a high wow-factor, so your background should include a blend of creative and technical competencies.

Your technical proficiency and real-world experience should show in your portfolio. You should also have 3+ years experience developing frontend interfaces, be able to create mockups, and be a great communicator.

In return, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a visible web product with a talented team in London.

• Interface design
• Helping to finesse storyboards, page layouts, site grids and interface demos, prototyping.
• Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of modern front-end technologies & approaches (XHTML/CSS, ActionScript, JavaScript, AJAX, DHTML, etc.) and the curiosity to tinker and play.

Required experience:
• 3+ years experience in front-end web development
• Experience translating comps and wireframes into flexible and usable code templates
• Strong working knowledge developing cross platform/browser compatibility (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) for dynamic web applications
• Hand coded (X)HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Please provide evidence of progressive techniques, separation of markup, presentation and behaviour layers in your front-end code including use of unobtrusive JavaScript
• Experience in developing web applications with rich client interfaces using AJAX, drag and drop, and other DOM Scripting techniques
• Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks and animation libraries like Prototype, Scriptaculous and JQuery
• Knowledge of SEO best practices
• Experience with SVN and Java
• Excellent verbal, writing, visualization, and presentation skills

• Experience of Google Web Toolkit

To Apply:
E-mail your cover letter and resume to sridhar AT kublax DOT com
Subject header must have UI WEB DEVELOPER-LNDN.

Absolutely no recruiters or offshore development teams please.

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