HTML5 Developer Job Description Template

HTML5 is the latest and most well adopted standard of HyperText Markup Language. Although it is not a programming language, it is still an essential component of web applications, and even sometimes modern desktop and mobile applications. Familiarity with the HTML5 specification is an important skill that all front-end web developers must possess.


HTML5 is the latest and most well adopted standard of HyperText Markup Language. Although it is not a programming language, it is still an essential component of web applications, and even sometimes modern desktop and mobile applications. Familiarity with the HTML5 specification is an important skill that all front-end developers must possess.

However, specialization in HTML5 and strong knowledge of its specification is not always sufficient. Therefore, in an HTML5 developer job ad, it is important to include some requirements that are relevant to HTML5 often found in expert front-end developers. This article will provide you with a sample HTML5 developer job description that will help you write a perfect job ad, and assure that you find and hire the person that matches your specific criteria.

HTML5 Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think of that makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for an HTML5 developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include the translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.


  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Strong knowledge of web standards
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Familiarity with differences in other HTML5 based views, such as ones in email clients
  • Knack of adhering to best design practices
  • Fair understanding of JavaScript programming and DOM manipulation
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that the application will adhere to them
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as {{Git / Mercurial / SVN}}
  • {{Make sure to mention any framework, library, or any other technology related to your development stack}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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