Are you a User-first Front-end Developer?

Written by Yeu-Kang Hua , 2017-11-15

At Zooma, a great front-end developer is a UX designer at heart—someone who values the user experience before anything else.

Think about it: Front-end is the sole part of a system that the user directly interacts with. What is a great design on paper if the user experience falls short?

This does not mean that we devalue technical mastery—quite the opposite. But if you lack a genuine interest in UX and UI, you aren’t honing your skills in the direction they need to go. With a user-first mindset comes some interesting challenges; it requires you to somehow enjoy building for the user, more than for yourself.

Still there?

Awesome, we might just be a good fit for you!

At Zooma, we live to help our clients to always look from the outside. It allows you to focus on what really matters while at the same time making your job oddly challenging. 

Challenging, not because of complex systems or technology. But with a mission to see the whole picture—the complete user journey—you are bound to end up in situations where there are neither simple nor perfect answers.

So what’s in it for me?

If you ever felt understimulated at previous jobs, rest assured that this won’t be the case at Zooma. Our champion team of coders, UX designers, strategists, copywriters, etc., will make sure that you get all the challenge and support you can wish for.

And if you enjoy being responsible for your own work, or projects even, you’re in for a treat.

Psst… you will help building stuff like these:

Try the above links on different devices or screen sizes. Can you figure out the technologies used?

The following should be true about you:

  • 3–5+ years of experience in web development
  • curious, self-starter, responsible and attention to detail
  • design-sense & UX/UI mindset, able to turn static designs into interactive ones
  • an avid user of apps & cloud services
  • good communicator, whether written or spoken, online or offline, and especially in code
  • understand a thing or two about how backend systems work

A grocery list of your technical skills:

  • solid foundation of HTML5 / CSS3 / Responsive Design, etc.
  • mid–high level of JavaScript (ES5/ES6+) skills
  • jQuery / Bootstrap / blah blah
  • LESS / SASS / OOCSS
  • professional CMS experience in at least two differently architectured systems
  • 1–2 projects where posting and reading data have been implemented, using either a framework or object-oriented programming
  • adept in using building and debugging tools
  • experience in a MV* / Reactive JavaScript framework, or at least one server-side language such as PHP or .NET, is a plus

Still reading?

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