Senior Front-End JavaScript Developer

Alexandria, VA 22314

Posted: 08/23/2019 Employment Type: 9+ Month Contract Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 14091
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Senior Front-End JavaScript Developer to join our team at our client s site in Alexandria, VA.

Senior Front-End JavaScript Developer

Want to be part of a progressive IT team who is building the next-generation cloud-based platform for a progressive government agency in the DC-area? Our client are looking for a web application developer experienced in building rich internet application interfaces to join our front-end development team. Candidates must have expertise in a wide range of web development technologies and methodologies including HTML, CSS, SASS, JavaScript (Ember, Angular, etc.), jQuery, and AJAX and be able to mentor other developers on the team.


Responsibilities:

  • Translates designs and style guides provided by the UI/UX team into functional user interfaces, ensuring cross browser compatibility and performance
  • Builds software applications Follows coding standards, builds appropriate unit tests, integration tests and deployment scripts
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Contributes to continual improvement by suggesting improvements to user interface, software architecture, new technologies and business processes
  • Protectively communicate and coordinate with multiple project teams
  • Owns success Takes responsibility for successful delivery of the solutions


Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of design/development experience
  • 3+ years of experience using various JavaScript libraries / micro frameworks (e.g. Ember, jQuery, Express, Node, React, Angular, Backbone))
  • Understanding of AJAX - asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and integrating browser applications with REST web services
  • HTML 5 proficiency
  • Strong understanding of CSS3, and CSS pre-processing platforms such as SASS and LESS
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser idiosyncrasies/compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git and SVN
  • Experience with build automation tools (Jenkins)
  • Self-directed team player who thrives in a continually changing environment
  • Strong customer service/client service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills




Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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