Full Stack Developer

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Chicago, IL
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Blueye is an interactive agency located in the heart of Wicker Park in Chicago. We provide a variety of development services for clients ranging anywhere from small website projects,  to native mobile applications to complete, multi-purpose platforms.

We are a Facebook Preferred Marketing partner and operate The Hub, our recently launched platform that utilizes Facebook’s API (amongst other technologies), so understanding the Facebook landscape is a definite bonus. Experience with Google’s APIs, and other advertising platforms is a plus.

We’re looking for a Full Stack Developer who is passionate about creating efficient and scalable software using the latest frontend & backend technologies. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the full software stack, have their finger on the pulse of new technologies and strive to create elegant code. An understanding of mobile technology is a huge plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our Project Managers, Design and Tech team to create new features and services
  • Create clean, well-documented and efficient software and services
  • Create clean, semantic markup inline with current best practices -Create elegant and performant client-side application code
  • Implement design layouts in code to the pixel and for various platforms and browsers
  • Maintain, refactor and optimize existing sites and services
Required Skills:
  • Experience with Object Oriented PHP
  • Experience with Facebook Connect / Opengraph
  • Experience with web frameworks such as CakePHP, Rails or Django
  • Experience with CMS/Blog platforms such as Drupal, or Wordpress
  • Experience with using MySQL, Postgresql, etc..
  • Strong command of web standards, CSS-based design, cross-browser compatibility
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented Javascript
  • Experience with modern CSS/styling frameworks (Less, SCSS, etc..)
  • Intermediate experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with modern version control (git, bitbucket) and workflows
Desired Skills:
  • iOS and/or Android Development experience
  • Expertise in Object Oriented PHP and experience with various aspects of “PHP: The Right Way”
  • Responsive design strategies and tactics
  • SEO, Semantic markup, Microformats
  • Agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban etc..
  • Experience with e-commerce and e-com platforms such as Magento, XCart, Spree etc..
  • Proficiency in other languages such as Python or Ruby (extra credit for Java, Ruby, or C++)
  • Proficiency with Linux/Unix
  • Involvement in open source projects or regular Meetup groups
This opportunity is currently contract, but there is a great potential for it to turn into a full-time position.