Front End Web Developer

Wolverine World Wide - Rockford, MI (30+ days ago)3.6


General Function

Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.

Leads front-end development efforts for assigned brand. Sets, oversees and implements standards for front-end development best practices.

Primary Duties
Lead front-end web development efforts for brands, including ongoing updates to existing HTML content areas and the creation of new sites and templates
Research, set and enforce front end web development standards with a focus on maximizing website performance
Create quality mock-ups and prototypes
Ensure functional & visually appealing web-and-mobile based applications are grounded in best-in-class UX practices
Collaborate with the back-end development/technology team on standards, planning, implementation and rollout of ongoing projects and updates.
Ensure clean, maintainable HTML, CSS & Javascript is consistently used with a focus on bug free, fast loading code
Partner with Brand Designers and copywriters to develop creative that is optimized to work within Demandware page templates in a sustainable way or suggest alternative options with full explanation of resource implications
Guide front-end designers/developers on best practice coding standards
Translate designs into html/css content that meet W3C standards
Deploy/modify content via CMS
Investigate front-end website bugs and implement HTML/CSS fixes
Populate and code site creative/content updates across multiple brand websites
Optimize web graphics to ensure maximum download speed while maintaining high visual quality
Follow brand standards and web style guides to ensure that the brand is consistently rendered throughout the customer experience on the keds.com site
Balance numerous projects to meet ongoing deadlines
Maintain organized archive of ongoing design and code files
Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
5+ years of web/digital design experience.
Advanced experience hand-coding HTML, CSS & Javascript (familiarity with other web programming languages a plus)
Strong code troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Strong experience with web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JavaScript frameworks (e.g., React.js, jQuery, Angular.js) and JSON
Experience with Adobe Photoshop and other graphic-editing tools
Thorough understanding of responsive design, browser behavior and compatibility, and cross-browser optimization / troubleshooting
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple goals under tight deadlines
Functional understanding of W3C standards
Experience with web graphic optimization techniques
Demandware or other eCommerce/CMS platform experience a plus
Experience working in an eCommerce environment a plus
Drive to stay current with emerging technologies
Innovative & solutions oriented
Experience in having work go through usability testing
WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).