Sr. Front-End Developer

New York, NY, U.S.A.

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Discovery Communications are seeking candidates for the temporary position of Senior Front- End Developer to be located in our New York City office.


  • Builds websites and social applications for all modern browsers up to IE9 and mobile devices.
  • Builds basic content management systems for producers and editorial teams.
  • Engages in rapid prototyping and iterative product development.
  • Brainstorms ideas individually and as part of a team.
  • Works with design team, client Solutions, developers, and other team members to achieve group goals.
  • Develops user guides and training documents for white label Discovery products.
  • Develops new software that functions correctly to automate and meets business requirements.
  • Participates in code reviews as needed and as assigned by their respective project team leads and department leadership.
  • Reports time and work effort progress to PM and team leads according to established company standards and/or as needed and requested.
  • Provides input into project technology issues and direction to their respective project team leads as appropriate.
  • Ability to accurately render level of effort estimates based on information known at the time that estimate is required.
  • Monitor bug-tracking (Jira) queue for tasks and update tasks with relevant information in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that the sanctioned project and development process are followed and note exceptions as necessary.
  • Participate in meetings with other personnel, including QA, Product, Architecture, Publishing Operations, and management.
  • Read and review functional specifications and test cases to ensure accuracy and develop understanding of business requirements.
  • Mentor less senior developers.
  • Recommend competitive advantages gained by emerging technologies.
  • This position requires successfully independent collaboration and with others both internally and externally with other departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Front-end design with back end experience.
  • Proficient in using 3rd party API’s to generate data and feed to front-end experiences.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years HTML, CSS & JavaScript experience.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years HTML5, CSS3 experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years PHP/MySQL desired.
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a minimum of 5 years software development experience in relevant development languages and technical platforms.
  • Ability to work independently to finish tasks of medium duration.
  • Willingness and ability to write documentation including, but not limited to, technical specifications and use cases.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years experience of interactive design and front-end development with an award winning online portfolio that demonstrates conceptual thinking, exceptional front-end design, and understanding of development/functionality.
  • 1-3+ years of building responsively and across platforms.
  • 3-5+ years of experience in rich media development and/or UI design.
  • 3-5+ years of online agency/advertising or client-focused experience.
  • Strong Expertise with HTML, CSS & JavaScript experience.
  • Strong Expertise with HTML5 and CSS3 experience.
  • Experience with MySQL and PHP.
  • JQuery (or other js framework experience).
  • Strong proficiency with WordPress.
  • Familiarity with W3C recommendations.
  • Experience with current social tools and their relevant API’s (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, OpenGraph, etc.).
  • A strong grasp of current browser technology.
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to adapt to the company coding / formatting standard.

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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