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Job Posting:
HowStuffWorks.com Seeks UI Developer (Atlanta, GA)
Jan 11, 2011 @ 09:25:15

Company HowStuffWorks.com
Location Atlanta, GA
Title UI Developer

This position will author web applications using PHP, mySQL & Javascript and maintain said software in keeping with our architectural standards. The right candidate will be at the forefront of social media implementation on various sites within the department purview.


  • Develops new software and works on various associated development tasks in accordance with pertinent established standards under a team leader.
  • Participates in code reviews as needed and as assigned by their respective project team leads and PMs
  • Reports time and work effort progress to PM and team leads according to established company standards and/or as needed and requested
  • Provides input into project technology issues and direction to their respective project team leads as appropriate
  • Ability to accurately render level of effort estimates based on information known at the time that estimate is required.
  • Monitor bug tracking (Jira) queue for tasks and update tasks with relevant information in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that the sanctioned project and development process are followed and note exceptions as necessary.
  • Participate in meetings with other personnel, including QA,Product, Architecture, Publishing Operations, and management.
  • Read and review functional specifications and test cases to ensure accuracy and develop understanding of business requirements.
  • Mentor less senior developers
  • Recommend competitive advantages gained by emerging technologies.
  • This position requires successfully independent collaboration and with others both internally and externally with other departments
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 5 years PHP and object oriented programming
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a minimum of 5 years software development experience in relevant development languages and technical platforms.
  • Ability to work independently to finish tasks of medium duration
  • Willingness and ability to write documentation, including but not limited to, technical specifications and use cases.
  • Ability to read and understand code written in a variety of technologies:
  • Including: PHP (OO) JavaScript (OO), mySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Fundamental understanding of mySQL.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Preferred Skills:

  • Javascript (OO experience preferred)
  • CSS1, CSS2 and knowledge of individual browsers implementation
  • Familiarity with W3C recommendations
  • A strong grasp of current browser technology with an eye towards the future
  • Understanding of differences between web image formats
  • Basic understanding of typography, colors and layout
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Unix experience
  • Willingness to adapt to the company coding / formatting standard

Preferred Skills:

  • Front end design with back end experience
  • JQuery experience
  • Social media integration (OpenGraph, etc.).
  • Database design and optimization experience
  • Architecture experience
  • Design Patterns
  • Experience with enterprise level caching

To apply please use this link as well as email Brian Gibbins at bgibbins@howstuffworks.com

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