Front-End Designer/Developer (6 month Contract)

WildBrain

Job Description

Overview

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library - one of the world's most extensive - we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. Our AVOD business - WildBrain Spark - offers one of the largest networks of kids' channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit us at www.wildbrain.com.

Responsibilities

Here's what you'll get to do:

  • Using established standards and style-guides create wireframes, visual graphics and web designs for stakeholder approval
  • Design, optimize and prepare images as dictated by deliverables
  • Responsible for front-end development using existing frameworks while following accessibility guidelines
  • Maintain and extend frameworks as needed (PHP and JavaScript)
  • Develop static and CMS-powered sites (WordPress and Drupal)
  • Work closely with Web Manager to ensure final products match the approved designs and are optimized for usability and cross-browser compatibility
  • Work closely with the Web Producers to ensure project requirements are met
  • Maintain our CMS-powered sites (WordPress and Drupal), ensuring they are up to date and in line with our security policies
  • Special front-end development projects as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Here's what you'll bring:

  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized Web Design/Development program (or equivalent)
  • 4+ years of related experience in website design and front-end development
  • 3+ years of experience working with HTML, JavaScript, CSS and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 2+ years of experience with PHP and MySQL
  • Ability to apply responsive website design methodologies
  • Highly-organized; motivated with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team environment, and across all disciplines
  • Proficient on both Mac and PC
  • Familiar with Linux environments (CentOS and Amazon Linux)
WildBrain is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process and encourage applicants to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

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