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Senior Creative Developer (Contract)

Modea is a young but growing digital agency. In fact, we were just featured in the INC Magazine list of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. We were also named Small Agency of the Year for Best Culture by Ad Age. That growth and recognition hasn’t happened by accident. It’s the result of attracting and employing some of the industry’s most talented writers, developers, designers and thinkers. And we’re looking for a talented Senior Creative Developer with a mastery of front-end architecture to join our team.

This position requires a mastery of presentation-layer code and the ability to create a final product that replicates the visual designs given. You will be hand-coding HTML, CSS and Javascript and working alongside other developers within a common framework. Communication and collaboration are key.

This is a full-time, contract position. While preferred, you do not need to be able to work at our Blacksburg, VA offices However, occasional travel to and from here may be required.


Extensive experience hand-coding XHTML, CSS and JavaScript

Strong proficiency with jQuery and Ajax

Ability to translate complicated visual design into pixel-perfect presentation-layer (front-end) HTML/CSS

Knowledgeable of social media applications and framework APIs (Facebook, Twitter, etc)

Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform issues and constraints

Expert knowledge of creating CSS-driven layouts and mastery of working with the DOM

Experience with CMS applications such as Drupal, Wordpress and Expression Engine

Strong awareness of web standards, accessibility and SEO considerations with an ability to optimize code utilizing SEO best practices

Experience with incorporating custom fonts on the web utilizing tools such as TypeKit

Firm understanding of working with Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to create images optimized for the web

Ability to follow functional and technical specifications

Ability to work efficiently amongst a team while utilizing Subversion (SVN) for source control

Excellent time management, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills


Familiarity with server-side languages such as PHP and .NET as well as an understanding of MVC design patterns.

Experience with HTML5 and CSS3

Understanding of mobile web development

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