Posted on 28 September 2010


Front-end Web Developer - Provo, UT

Written by Richard Mangus Company: Ancestry Location: Provo, UT

Topics: Technical Jobs Board



Company: Ancestry

Location: Provo, UT

Company Name: Ancestry

Location (City, State): Provo, UT

Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 13 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our more than one million subscribers to create nearly 18 million family trees that contain nearly 1.8 billion profiles, and make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors.

With employees around the world, we are committed to hiring the very best talent. We are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and we offer a compelling and rewarding workplace where you will thrive. We seek out passionate people to join our mission of helping people discover, preserve and share their family history. We invite you to explore and discover the many opportunities that await you at Ancestry.com.

Job Description:
Ancestry.com is looking for an experienced Front End Web Developer. The ideal candidate will have the expert experience with JavaScript and the ability to take detailed mockups from the Design team, and turn them into pixel-perfect, CSS based HTML pages in a Web 2.0 environment. This position will be based out of our Provo office.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:
Generate pixel-perfect web pages from high fidelity mock ups created in Photoshop and Fireworks
Assets to be regularly produced include banners, landing pages, website pages and HTML/Text emails to promote our products and services
The candidate will feel comfortable working with various individuals and groups including external creative agencies, internal creative teams, marketing, development, and UI and be passionate about marrying great design to solid code
Ability to hand-code semantic, efficient, standards-compliant XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS
Ability to effectively use JavaScript frameworks like jQuery and YUI libraries
Appreciation for design, usability, cross-browser compatibility, and accessibility concerns
Serve as a liaison between the Design and Development groups, as well as the resident “expert” for all CSS, JavaScript, Flash, XHTML, and other front-end development questions
Your ability to interpret a mockup, attention to detail and ability to take ownership of key projects will be particularly important
Self-motivated with the ability to manage and deliver on multiple projects at once
Required Skills:
Sharp front-end programming HTML/XHTML, CSS and JavaScript skills combined with an eye for simplicity and user experience will serve as the foundation for success in this role
Experience with Flash/Action Script, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and other design tools will open up additional opportunities for handling fun and interesting work
An educated and extensive knowledge of usability and interactive design demonstrated through your portfolio
To ensure that Ancestry web interfaces look and perform as the concept design intends and are as smoothly delivered to the Development group as possible
A start-up mentality, pride of ownership, outgoing personality and passion for online design and simplicity will make an ideal addition to our team
Familiarity and experience working in a .NET development environment
Interested? Here’s how to apply:
Begin your online application by submitting your resume to resume@ancestry.com. Please reference FRONT END DEVELOPER in the subject field of your e-mail.

Working for Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to help others discover their past and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at www.ancestry.com/careers.

Ancestry.com Inc. is interested in you and we are dedicated to building a diverse workforce with equal opportunities for employment.

Apply By Email: rmangus@ancestry.com

This post was submitted by Richard Mangus.

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