Web Developer – 10/07/10

Do you love technology and cooking?

Help us build!

About you
You live in the presentation layer. You are passionate about design, and have a superb sense of visuals and process flow. You produce clean, well-formatted code that renders consistently in all modern browsers. You have deep knowledge of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX technologies. You take pride in your work, and have a demonstrated ability to meet and exceed expectations on time and under pressure.

Ideally, you also love to learn about food, discover new recipes, and cooking is a favorite pastime.

The Work
-Implement a new and innovative presentation layer for food and cooking information
-Create and manage CSS styles and CSS frameworks
-Create pages from design specifications, with an eye toward simplifying and improving
-Build/Code dynamic pages leveraging internal APIs
-Create code for dynamic front-end features with DHTML/AJAX/JavaScript
-Cross-browser test and troubleshoot rendering issues
-Ensure pages are easily read by both humans and search-engine crawlers by using correct and clear semantic markup
-Optimize for insanely fast load times

-Experience in front-end web development on dynamic websites
-An intuitive understanding of usability and effective information architecture
-Proven ability to build for Search Engine Optimization
-Experience with Django and/or Python a plus
-Interest in and knowledge of cooking a big plus

About us
Launched in December, 2008, is a collaborative project to build the world's largest, highest quality cooking encyclopedia. With your contributions, we can create a free resource that helps millions of people learn how to cook anything.

The founders have decades of experience building large scale consumer Web applications at numerous startups and large companies, including, eBay, and Microsoft. We also love to eat, cook, and are generally passionate about all things food related. Foodista is funded by and has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and TechCrunch.

Job: Contract Web Developer
Location: Downtown Seattle (Belltown)
Term: Initially a full-time contract position, could evolve into a permanent gig

Bonus points for applicants who include a favorite recipe!

Please: No recruiters, agencies, or remote workers