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Front-End Web Developer

Company: Agora Financial
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewIf you're looking to utilize your web development skills to have a direct and immediate impact on the revenue of a multi-million dollar company then Agora Financial has the perfect position for you.

Agora Financial, an independent financial publisher and part of The Agora Companies, has an immediate opening for a Front End Web Developer. In this unique position, you'll work in a fast-paced environment where you can trace the direct impact of your work in a matter of hours and days and not weeks and months.

The ideal person for this role sees themselves primarily as a front end developer, but also a web designer. They will use their skills with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create designs then use their working knowledge of HTML and CSS to implement those designs. They will actively contribute to the growth of the company by working with and learning from a team of developers, graphic designers, audio & visual experts, and some of the best copywriters and marketers you can find.

You can learn more about Agora Financial by checking out their "Workplace Highlight" blog post.Responsibilities

  • Create lightning fast responsive landing pages using HTML/CSS.
  • Proactively collaborate with copywriters, developers, and/or video producers to define the message and specs for the graphic design and web development elements in a project.
  • Develop front-end code variations for A/B testing using HTML, CSS.
  • Perform quality assurance tests and ascertain the cause of a problem when a test is not performing as expected or adversely affecting other reporting.------
  • Develop e-commerce sales funnels, promotional efforts, and emails for their millions of readers.---
  • Design multiple iterations of design elements to optimize clarity and persuasiveness.
  • Seek out feedback from copywriter, team members, and legal reviewers for graphic assets in a timely manner in order to allow for revisions and re-iterations.
  • Proactively seek ways to optimize the development and design process.

    QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have the skills described below and a strong attention to detail.

    • A strong grasp of HTML, CSS
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

    • A beginners grasp of JavaScript/Jquery.
    • Understanding of Mobile First Responsive design concepts.
    • Understanding of page speed optimization best practices.
    • A strong ability to troubleshoot functional and layout issues.


      The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

      • Self-driven attention to detail.
      • Naturally curious and not afraid to speak up, ask questions or suggest ideas.
      • Willingness to learn new systems.
      • Openness to re-prioritize and adapt workflow in a fast-paced environment.


        • Ability to show examples web development and web design work.

        • Experience with Google Analytics/Webmaster Tools.
        • Experience with Google Tag Manager.
        • Working knowledge of Foundation or similar CSS frameworks will be advantageous.
        • Experience with pre-processing platform such as Grunt or Gulp.
        • Experience with Git.

          If you are looking to join a vibrant work environment and you have the skills to take advantage of this unique, fast-paced opportunity, you may just be the person they're looking for.

          If interested, please submit a resume to the link provided.

          About Agora Financial

          Agora Financial provides independent economic and alternative health ideas to help everyday folks live a more independent, healthy and wealthy life. They publish these ideas through print and online publications.

          Agora Financial is all about "fat-tail" ideas.

          Everyone on the team needs to be OK with continuous testing. Which means they also need to be OK with failing. At AF, failing = learning. And the minute you stop taking chances, shaking things up, and exploring new ideas is the minute you fall behind.

          They believe in putting in the hard work, and pushing one another. They believe that personal growth and development of individuals is only a small piece of the pie. And that the real wins are higher quality products for subscribers, and success for the team at large.


Keywords: Agora Financial, Baltimore , Front-End Web Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Baltimore, Maryland

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