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December 20, 2009

Senior Front-End Web Developer - Big Fish Games! (Seattle, WA)

Big Fish Games is a global leader and innovator in the online games industry, producing and delivering the world’s best games and game experiences. Big Fish Games Studios develops and publishes the industry’s leading brands for computers, mobile devices and consoles. Its portfolio of hit games includes Mystery Case Files®, Hidden Expedition™ and Azada™. Big Fish Games’ portal at distributes more games worldwide than any other online site and offers visitors a rapidly expanding selection of content by launching A New Game Every Day! ™

You must be an expert in MVC or similar design patterns, browser degradation, browser layout, css, DHTML, Javascript, and AJAX. You will be responsible for the software architecture and design of advanced interface features that our site uses to remain at the edge of technology. You must have strong experience with the design and implementation of intuitive interfaces that delight users with elegance and simplicity. You must be familiar with web site load optimization techniques.

A little about the role:
  • Develop optimized/cross platform front-end in CSS/XHTML, Javascript, AJAX
  • Integrate front-end layer with RESTful web services
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, backend engineers and usability engineers to refine the user experience
  • Show product ownership and strong inter-personal skills
  • Interface with UI community to notice latest trends and emerging technologies

Skills and abilities you should be bringing to the table:
  • 5+ years of web development experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong trouble-shooting and problem solving skills
  • 2+ years of CSS (tableless layouts)
  • 4+ years of PHP
  • 4+ years of DHTML
  • 2+ years of any flavor of Unix
  • i18n and l10n web site building
  • BSCS or equivalent is required; MS in Computer Science a plus

Highly Desired Skills:
  • Experience with an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Crystal)
  • Familiarity with Java, RESTful web services
  • Use of source control tools as part of your coding
  • Databases, MySQL
  • Experience building software using OOP principles

Come be the Big Fish in the Pond!

To apply for this position, please check our our website at:!

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Compensation: DOE

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