venturebeat-developer1As VentureBeat expands, we’re looking to hire a full-time Web developer to help build out some of the coolest projects for an online news site. Here are some of the qualifications and responsibilities:

  • Must be a self-starter with intimate knowledge of web development, who is able to learn quickly, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and drive results within a team through excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills;
  • Must have experience on the WordPress platform;
  • Proficiency in Javascript/HTML/CSS/PHP coding skills;
  • Discipline in testing and quality assurance;
  • Ability to produce easy to use, intuitive user interfaces from prototypes and wireframes, and lead the development for design (experience building consumer web application interfaces);
  • Command of web standards, CSS-based design, cross-browser compatibility;
  • Knowledge of interaction design principles;
  • Ability to think critically and provide recommendations for solutions or improvements;
  • Meet regularly with product team to discuss release schedules as well as product strategy;
  • Apply social media tools and channels (WordPress, Twitter, Facebook);
  • Manage the technical platform for the site, including hosting, coordinating with outside developers.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years professional web development (including dynamic database driven sites);
  • Translating comps and wireframes into flexible and usable code templates;
  • Rapid prototyping of new products and features

Ideally the candidate will also have the following:

  • Visual design skills;
  • Database knowledge (MySQL)
  • Basic SEO knowledge;
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and other tracking tools;
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Submittal Requirements:

  • Describe three improvements you would make to VentureBeat if you were given two weeks to make them.
  • Describe your most recent work: methodologies, sources, guidelines, and tactics you employed to improve the project. Please provide a description of the actual result and how many of your ideas were implemented.

How to apply: Submit your resume to jobs@venturebeat.com with subject line “developer”

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