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Software Development
Junior Web Developer
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Imagination | Headquarters, ID
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Job Description

Junior Web Developer - Can you bring the skills?

The Imagination Digital team is in search of a SOLID junior web developer. The new team member will be responsible for building upon Imagination's robust content management system to deliver outstanding web properties for our brand-name clients. Imagination's CMS was built for the cloud - primarily Amazon's EC2. Our front-end technologies are built mobile first - "NO IE6 HERE!" It's not about a single technology here. It's about best-of-breed approaches and delivering awesome audience experiences on the web. So the team is always thinking about user experience, performance and scaling.

The whole Digital team is passionate about what they do - so the new team member should have the same philosophy and enjoy web technology - motivation isn't just a paycheck.

The new team member would ideally be a recent graduate or have 2 or less years of experience. The candidate should also possess a B.S. in computer science - fundamentals are a must!

If you can demonstrate the core concepts and fundamentals that are necessary for web development, the team will mentor and train for new skills and the future vision of the team and the company. This role will require strong efforts in both back-end and front-end technologies - to further develop our internal platform while delivering an exceptional user experience to our clients.

This role requires the grasp of multiple skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks in parallel. It will be challenging. It will be engaging. It will be interactive.

Digital team's mantra - "Design it right, build it once"

Digital team's mission - "Demonstrate quality, creativity and excitement for our clients and our colleagues on every project"

Projects for any given day:

Social media integration (Facebook apps, Twitter integration, etc)
Full website, microsite and landing-page development
Mobile app development for iPhone and Android
Maintaining and extending our custom Google analytics interface
Managing our custom URL shortener similar to Bit.ly

Required knowledge:

Fundamental programming concepts
Objected oriented design
Basic database design
HTML/CSS layout

Bonus points for:

Common software patterns - Gang Of Four, Fowler

Desired skills:

ASP.NET/MVC/C# (primarily used)
MySQL (primarily used)
CSS(Using LESS) & HTML5 (primarily used)
jQuery/Javascript (primarily used)

Imagination is an EOE.

About Imagination

Destination ImagiNation® is the world's largest creativity and problem solving program for kids, with more than 200,000 students in 47 US states, 15 countries and Canadian provinces participating annually. Destination ImagiNation® helps kids develop a unique and critical skill set by emphasizing: Creativity Problem Solving Teamwork Brainstorming Creative & Critical Thinking Skills Collaboration Presentation Skills Project Management Knowledge Application Confidence Time Management Research Skills Although this is the fourth program year under the brand name Destination ImagiNation®, officials and volunteers who organize the annual program have more than 20 years' experience creating quality problem solving programs for kids. Destination ImagiNation® is not just an extracurricular activity, it is an extension of a Destination ImagiNation® brand of curriculum which draws on Creative Problem Solving strategies and the multiple intelligences of students to use what they have learned in the classroom in new and creative ways. In many places, it is a curriculum staple and also very popular in home school situations. The Destination ImagiNation® program helps kids build important, lifelong skills, like problem solving, teamwork and divergent thinking. Our teams solve two types of Challenges within the program year. The Team Challenge involves structural, technical or theatrically oriented Challenges and takes several months to solve. Throughout that time the teams also practice improvisational Instant Challenges, which stimulate the team's ability to think quickly and creatively with only minutes to prepare solutions. When tournament time rolls around, each team's score reflects its Team Challenge performance plus its response to an Instant Challenge. Creativity isn't just a school-year activity. Many state, local and international Affiliates offer creativity activities for kids year-round, including summer camps that incorporate all of the fun and thoughtful activities that make learning interesting. Corporate America believes in Destination ImagiNation®! Our program receives significant corporate support from several important organizations, including National Dairy Council (our International Sponsor) as well as 3M, Philips Consumer Electronics, Inc., Best Buy and Sam Goody. Sponsorship opportunities exist at the international and local levels.