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Here at Spectrum, our Front End Developers create websites and software tools that generate leads for our small- to medium-sized client companies throughout North America and we are looking for bright and creative individuals to create clever and inviting sites and tools that will set our clients and our team apart from our competitors. If you are a self-motivated individual, eager to grow in a position that appreciates artistry as much as functionality and creativity, then read on to learn how Spectrum can give you the skills and environment you need to create your masterpiece.

Responsibilities

As a Front End Developer at Spectrum and ultimately our bridge between visual designers, back end developers, and all things marketing you will be:

  • Designing and building responsive websites in Bootstrap
  • Building user interfaces for a multitude of innovative SaaS and AI learning tools for Spectrum’s software tools
  • Designing and developing the interface of mobile applications
  • Creating custom solutions for our software tool platforms
  • Build responsive web tools and seamlessly integrate motion into our website interfaces utilizing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Working alongside designers, production experts, web developers, and creative professionals to develop lasting solutions for Spectrum clients

Some Characteristics That Define You

As a Front End Developer, you know that your job is much more than graphic design, web development, or creative alone. You are an artist, an engineer, and multitude of other things which make you the stellar developer that you are. As such, here are just a few traits that define our Front End Developers here at Spectrum:

  • Developers. Design is a unique opportunity to combine the artistry and creativity of the web with the functionality and logic of a scientist and an inventor. Our front-end developers are design engineers just as much as they are artists.
  • Detail-Oriented. White space and themed projects are some of our best friends in the design and development department. We love to see a site come perfectly together and we know you hate to see tiny details and bad Photoshop jobs ruin a beautiful project.
  • Visionaries. One of the things we love about design here at Spectrum is that it’s constantly evolving. Whether you are working on a new internal software platform or innovative new client site, we are always looking for ways to improve our products and increase your knowledge base as a developer.
  • Curious. As developers and digital marketers, we have the unique opportunity to create interactive and functional pieces of art. As developers, we’re not only proud of those projects but curious why some are more successful than others and seek to understand which designs work best.
  • Business-Savvy. Beyond the wicked front end development skills you bring to the table, we also want you to consider the business implications of our websites and software tools. From the ways our team will use them to how our clients and their customers will interact with our sites, we always want you to keep the user and the business application in mind.

Required Skills and Experience

As a Front End Developer at Spectrum, you will have the ability to hone your craft and advance your core skillset; but before we can do that, here are just a few of the skills and experience you should have coming in:

  • A bachelor’s degree/pursuing a bachelor's degree in design, computer science, information, or a related field
  • Expert level knowledge and firsthand experience with HTML and CSS
  • Expert level knowledge and firsthand experience with Javascript/JQuery
  • Expert level knowledge and firsthand experience in desktop, mobile and responsive web design
  • Experience/familiarity with .Net/MVC/Razor and Microsoft Azure
  • Ability to explain and translate your work to those under you as well as in different departments
  • Acute eye for detail

Benefits

Being the dynamite Front End Developer that you are, we understand that in order to get the creative juices flowing you need a good work-life-play balance. To make sure that’s possible this full-time position comes with a highly competitive salary and unparalleled benefits including:

  • Comprehensive medical & dental insurance
  • Retirement planning & company matching
  • Generous PTO, including sick days & holidays
  • A state-of-the-art office environment
  • Nintendo Switch in-office gaming such as FIFA, Arms, Mario Kart, and Rocket League
  • Year-round gym memberships
  • Paid continuing education
  • Casual dress code
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Free-Lunch-Friday
  • Company sponsored parties and group activities outside of the office

About Us

Our company mission can be summed up in one word—growth. At Spectrum, our top priorities revolve around growing business for our customers, growing our software, and growing our careers.

Since opening our doors in 1992, Spectrum has proudly served the small and medium-sized business owner, developing new and innovative ways to drive sales for their businesses. Today, we work with more than 1000 clients in virtually every major North American market serving as one of the nation’s top lead generation software and service providers in the home services arena. But Spectrum is so much more than just a service for lead generation and lead generation software.

Spectrum is a manifestation of our team’s ingenuity and unique skillset. The talent of our individual team members and energy as a unit has led us to create the program responsible for our overall success. This lead generation ecosystem, combining a multitude of software tools, full-service account management, and web-development processes has secured millions of leads for our clients and is a true testament to the capabilities and forward-thinking attitude of the Spectrum family.

With our headquarters in downtown Chicago, we continue to grow every day as a leader and innovator in driving client sales, and we want you to join us in doing so.

Apply for our Front End Developer position and feel your impact with Spectrum today!

How to Apply