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Sr. Front-End (UI) Developer

  • Central Location, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32821
  • IT - Applications
  • Full Time
  • Travel + Leisure Co.

Put the World on Vacation

At Travel + Leisure Co. our mission is simple: to put the world on vacation. We turn vacation inspiration into exceptional travel experiences through nearly 20 of the world’s leading travel brands under Wyndham Destinations, Panorama, and Travel + Leisure Co. Together we’re shaping the future of the travel industry by creating new possibilities for vacationers. That’s part of what makes our work fun and interesting. Every day is a chance to learn something new and influence the global business. 

As a Senior Front-End (UI) Developer you will be responsible for building and supporting client web/mobile (digital) applications using HTML, CSS, JS and Java. This role focuses on creating performant and scalable code for both large and small digital projects with a focal point on the user interface and experience. The role is responsible for partnering across multiple areas of the business and IT in the delivery of cross platform, browser software application delivery that is responsive or mobile native. You will be responsible for developing sophisticated digital experiences and must be proficient with front-end web development practices. This role sits within the information technology development/delivery teams and will need to be able to build (hands-on), while also guiding and leading other senior engineers to deliver solid robust innovative experiences.

A front-end web software engineer/developer is generally expected to:

  • Develop functional and appealing web applications based on usability/user experience

  • Use a combination of markup languages to write web pages or responsive sites

  • Write functional requirement documents and specifications for UI

  • Create quality mock-ups and prototypes

  • Assist back-end developers in coding and troubleshooting the translations

  • Create cascading style sheets (CSS) that are consistent across all browsers and platforms

  • Maintain graphic standards and brand guidelines throughout the product's interface

  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies

  • Promote usability best practices and industry standards (W3C, WCAG, ADA, etc.)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving hands-on technical design, code development, code review and implementation of digital based experience

  • Partner closely with other internal and external designers, developers, quality assurance engineers, customers, test users, user experience manager, product managers, engineering subject matter experts, business analysts, and business managers on new applications and refining existing applications to understand both the front-end UI and the underlying technology.

  • Actively participate in internal/cross team meetings, scoping, and decision making to translate the requirements for a product's optimal functionality into interactive solutions.

  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to pixel perfect HTML/CSS coding to quality assurance support.

  • Technical documentation of user centric designs, style guides, web standards, CSS/XHTML best practices, presentations, communication, meetings and influencing change within the digital development experience for the organization in partnership with Architecture

  • Other duties as needed

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Education

  • AS, BS or MS in Computer Information Systems, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Information Design, Human-Computer Interaction or equivalent visual arts design/web development degree or equivalent work experience

Knowledge and skills 

  • Expertise in business web application development, user interface design principles and web standards as well as a user-centered design process.

  • Provide technical guidance to creative teams with respect to possible technical solutions for client projects.

  • Evaluating business and creative design requirements to produce estimates and technical designs.

  • Interpreting design specifications and producing functional code on test environments as well as client sites.

  • Identifying technical risk and communicating clearly with architecture and project management teams

  • Experience translating comps and wireframes into flexible and usable code templates 

  • Experience with Section 508/Accessibility practices, W3C standards, etc.

  • Expertise in gathering information and engineering documentation and convert that into clear and simple user-consumable help content.

  • Expertise in the capabilities and limitations of modern web browsers, UI frameworks, HTML5, CSS3 and scripting languages such as JavaScript.

  • Ability to take a PSD/mock or concept and turn it into a working experience

  • Maintain high coding standards and practices and exercising quality control on all aspects of development

  • Experience working with geo-distributed teams.

  • Ability to interpret wireframes, UX documentation, annotated comps and design artifacts

  • Highly creative thinking with a keen sense of customer experience and customer needs 

  • Attention to detail in visual arrangement, color, typography and flow with the ability to communicate design strategies effectively

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills (both verbal and written) 

  • Experience in developing mobile specific (native) or responsive sites

Technical Skills

  • Strong knowledge in the capabilities and limitations of modern web browsers, UI frameworks

  • Expert-level skill in hand-coding HTML/CSS/JS with knowledge of HTML5 feature set (semantic markup, CSS3, web workers, etc.) and major Javascript libraries and frameworks (jQuery, Struts, etc.)

  • Exposure to native mobile application development for iOS or Android platforms as well as some knowledge of alternative mobile development technologies (PhoneGap, Appcelerator-Titanium)

  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, front-end technologies such as Flash or ActionScript, CMS and/or e-Commerce development, and server-side development technologies (Java, JSP, Node.js, Interwoven, HP Autonomy TeamSite/LiveSite, Adobe AEM).

  • Experience delivering websites that adhere to SEO / Accessibility best practices

  • Testing cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device compatibility for inconsistencies

  • Expertise working with asynchronous web applications utilizing AJAX/JSON

  • Experience in specific modern web technologies including ASP.Net, Java, Spring, HTML 5, CSS and relational databases.

  • Back end experience in one or more of these technologies: Java, Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, or .Net.

  • Strong knowledge of at least one of the popular Javascript application frameworks and libraries (eg. Angular, Backbone)

  • Expertise in ReactJS

  • Experience with APIGEE

Job experience 

  • 7+ years relevant technical delivery experience in digital arena (web and mobile space)

Experience equivalent to the education requirement may be accepted in lieu of the education requirement.

A Place for Everyone

Hospitality is at the heart of all we do at Travel + Leisure Co., including how we treat each member of our growing community. Here, you’ll find a team that’s inclusive, values diversity, and is built on a foundational respect for people from all over the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to mycareer@wyn.com, including the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.

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