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Front End Developer/Designer

Does the idea of helping develop the future of advertising excite you? Do you live and breathe CSS and JavaScript? Do you check AdAge, AdRants, and FWA daily and have them bookmarked? From a design standpoint do the likes of Joseph Mueller Brockman, Emil Ruder, and Yugo Nakamura inspire and shape your work? Does the mention of the swiss grid system make you feel limited or make you see a way to organize your design and take it to the next level? Then you are the right type of person we are looking for. Msnbc.com is looking for an outstanding and experienced front end developer who is also an amazing designer. You are smart, confident, and capable of juggling several projects on a regular basis and drive changes under very aggressive timelines. You are able to balance and translate client business requirements and the user experience, into beautifully executed designs.  Excellent communication skills are a must, as is the ability to work independently and on product development teams. You will also need a flexible approach and strong cross-group collaboration skills, and to be able to dedicate time to prototyping.

The Agency is a new creative development team at msnbc.com dedicated to advancing our ad experiences. Ideal qualifications include:

·         an expert knowledge of CSS, JavaScript and XHTML

·         experience with Flash

·         a passion for design

·         a strong portfolio of innovative work

·         an intellectual curiosity of advertising

·         an attention to detail down to the pixel level

·         an understanding of what requirements and features go into a scalable ad product

Candidates must have a BA/BS degree or equivalent in visual communication, design, advertising, marketing or computer science, 5+ years working with or for advertising agencies, large site, publisher, third party ad vendors and/or Microsoft ad platforms.  Must have expert knowledge in CSS, HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, cross-browser development and knowledge of industry standard design and dev programs, Photoshop, etc.