jQueryjQuery Developer Job Description Template

jQuery, being a very popular JavaScript library, is often found as a dependency to some of the amazing web frameworks and kits such as Backbone.js and Bootstrap. Therefore, a JavaScript developer proficient with jQuery can often contribute a lot by developing useful front-end modules and user interface elements.

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jQuery, being a very popular JavaScript library, is often found as a dependency to some of the amazing web frameworks and kits such as Backbone.js and Bootstrap. Therefore, a JavaScript developer proficient with jQuery can often contribute a lot by developing useful front-end modules and user interface elements.

A great JavaScript developer is essential to ensure the development of robust web applications. However, not all JavaScript developers have a strong grasp on jQuery. Therefore, an attempt to find a great jQuery developer often starts with a job ad that specifically attracts developers of this niche.

This article aims to provide a sample job description template that you can use as a boilerplate for a job ad perfect for your needs in pursuit of finding and hiring the developer that matches your specific criteria.

jQuery Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

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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 makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for a great JavaScript developer who is proficient with jQuery. Your primary focus will be on developing modules and user interface components for the web. You will ensure that these modules and components are robust and easy to maintain. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is important.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize components for maximum speed and scalability
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of JavaScript, its quirks, and workarounds
  • Strong understanding of features and utility functions of jQuery
  • Basic understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3
  • Ability to roll out well-implemented custom jQuery plugins
  • Understanding of features and limitations of the Sizzle engine
  • Ability to adapt various jQuery features, such as “$.ajax”, to specific needs
  • Familiarity with input validation techniques and approaches
  • Good understanding of browser rendering behavior and performance
  • Understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues
  • Familiarity with JavaScript module loaders, such as Require.js and AMD
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt and Gulp.js
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as {{Git / Mercurial / SVN}}
  • {{Make sure to mention other frameworks, libraries, or any other technology related to your development stack}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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