Wakanow needs a Lead Front-End Developer

Wakanow.com is Nigeria’s first and leading online travel company that provides customers with everything they need to research, plan and purchase a trip locally and globally.

Wakanow.com offers travelers the cheapest available fares for flights, hotel reservations, airport pickups, visa assistance, vacation packages and many other travel services from a broad selection of partners. Established in 2008, Wakanow was founded as Nigeria’s first online travel company to bridge the gap and inefficiencies in Nigeria’s online travel space.

Job Description
We are looking for a seasoned Front-End Web Developer who is motivated and deadline-driven to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application.
You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

Responsibilities
  • Develop new and enhance existing user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimise application front end for maximum speed and scalability
  • Ensure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders to improve usability
  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies and trends
Skills and Qualifications
  • Good knowledge and experience using advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, etc.
  • Good experience of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Proficient experience with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Proficient implementation of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT
  • Good knowledge of ASP.NET MVC
  • Understanding of OOP
  • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
  • Experience integrating with REST APIs

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