Night Kitchen Interactive: Front-End Developer

Night Kitchen Interactive is looking for a freelance or salaried full time Front-End Developer. This is an opportunity to become a key member of a diverse team of experienced, dedicated design professionals. Our core focus and our passion is the creation of innovative websites and interactive installations for our clients, primarily museums and arts and cultural heritage organizations. A nationally-recognized leader in the museum community, Night Kitchen’s clients include the Dr. Seuss Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. For these and others, we are currently developing mobile apps, large scale websites, and touchscreen exhibit interactives.

Day-to-day responsibilities include working with our design and development teams to conceive of and execute on the conversion of design treatments into working websites and interactive installations. The ideal candidate would have a strong knowledge of front-end coding (HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript) and be comfortable working with Illustrator and Photoshop files.

While HTML, CSS, and Javascript skills are essential, an ideal candidate would also display an understanding of interaction design and user experience best practices and principles, graphic design principles, and would actively collaborate with the design team in formulating both the visual appearance and functionality of our projects.

Night Kitchen is a fun, challenging and collaborative working environment. We believe in maintaining a strong commitment to award-winning solutions and satisfied clients, without sacrificing our quality of life and comfortable work atmosphere.

Necessary Skill Set

  • HTML5 / CSS3 / Javascript implementation
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop fluency

Preferred Additional Skill Set

  • Graphic Design
  • User Experience Expertise
  • Responsive Design Expertise
  • Drupal Theming
  • Mobile / Responsive Theming

Experience

  • 2-3 years experience working in website and/or interactive development preferred, but not required
  • BS/BA in digital design, computer science, or related field

Candidates *must* be able to work in our Philadelphia office. If you live in Helena, MT, or a similar distance from Philadelphia, please let us know how you will be able to do a 2300mi commute every day.

Send resume, link to online portfolio, and rates to hr@whatscookin.com with the subject: front-end developer. In your email also include a Sad Trooper meme about your favorite IE CSS problem.

No calls please. No recruiters or placement agencies. No, seriously.

 

Learn more about Night Kitchen Interactive at www.whatscookin.com.

 

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About Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher is President and co-founder of the design firm Night Kitchen Interactive, where for over 15 years he has produced interpretative installations, online marketing, exhibits, and collections for arts, cultural heritage, and science organizations. Matthew consults with clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the SFMOMA on engaging audiences and building community online through interactive and social media. He recently co-authored a chapter in "Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World" published by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.