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Senior Front End Developer

sparks & honey

About sparks & honey:

In 2012, we created a new agency based on the belief that cultural relevance is an important business driver. Six years later, we’ve expanded our NYC team to more than sixty individuals, and are rapidly growing our office in Los Angeles as well. We count some of the most important brands in diverse industries as our clients. Our leadership headlines industry events and contributes to academic think tanks, and our quarterly trend reports have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.


Who We Are:

We’re a blend of types A and B, but all of us are type C—for Culture. We make change visible and visceral—melding the best of man and machine. Our mission is to open minds and create possibilities. We place a premium on curiosity, exploration, edge-dwelling, and encouraging one another to challenge conventions and produce new norms. We value collaboration, co-creation, and openness.


Cultural Requirements:

  • Innate curiosity and keen interest in the intersection of data, research, and product
  • A balance of collaborative, creative exploration; and attention to detail
  • You enjoy working in an intense, fast-paced, agile, anti-disciplinary environment


What You’ll Do:

  • Work with our development, design, and data science teams to build the backbone of our externally facing products—taking features from concept to finished product
  • Guide the front end development team in all overall development pipeline and planning efforts
  • Employ your excellent dev skills to shape the functionality and performance of our applications which exploring data creatively to better understand and analyze culture
  • Mentor and lead the front end development team
  • Communicate and coordinate with offsite vendors to ensure the successful delivery of their contributions


Who You Are:

  • An experienced front end developer with 5+ years in development roles
  • Someone in possession of a fluent understanding of JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, Node, Express, and (especially) React
  • Familiar with redis layers and ensuring performant data rendering in webapps
  • The possessor of an excellent understanding of user interfaces, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards, and accessibility best practices
  • An excellent communicator; this position requires near constant communication with colleagues throughout the company and on multiple teams
  • Someone with deep expertise and hands on experience with web services (REST, SOAP, etc.)
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to data applications
  • A data nerd with D3 experience and interest


Work samples or case studies will be required


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category


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