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18 May 2011


FRONT END WEB DEVELOPER based in SF, CA is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 13 years. Ancestry has more then doubled its stock price in the last year. We are building a core SW development group in SF, going from 15 individuals to 35+.

Key company facts:
Number of digitized genealogical records: 6 billion
Number of family trees: 20 million
Monthly page views: 1 billion
Number of employees: 850
Year-over-year stock growth: 2.5x

Job Description:
Want to be part of one of the web's fastest growing hobbies? is looking for an experienced Front End Web Developer to serve as a liaison between the Design and Development groups. The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of JavaScript and will have the ability to take detailed mockups from the Design team and turn them into pixel-perfect, CSS-based static and dynamic HTML pages.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:
Generate pixel-perfect web pages from high fidelity mock ups created in Photoshop and Fireworks.
Assets to be regularly produced include product features, banners, landing pages, website pages and HTML/Text emails to promote our products and services.
The candidate will feel comfortable working with various individuals and groups including external creative agencies, internal creative teams, marketing, development, and UI and be passionate about combining great design and solid code.
Ability to hand-code semantic, efficient, standards-compliant XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
Ability to effectively use JavaScript frameworks like YUI and jQuery libraries.
Appreciation for design, usability, cross-browser compatibility, and accessibility concerns.
Serve as a liaison between the Design and Development groups, as well as the resident "expert" for all CSS, JavaScript, Flash, XHTML, and other Web questions and issues.
Your ability to interpret a mockup, attention to detail and ability to take ownership of key projects will be particularly important.
Self-motivated with the ability to manage and deliver on multiple projects at once.

Required Skills:
Sharp front-end programming HTML/XHTML, CSS and JavaScript skills combined with an eye for simplicity and user experience will serve as the foundation for success in this role.
Experience with Flash/ActionScript, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator and other design tools will open up additional opportunities for handling fun and interesting work.
Some experience with C# and ASP.Net is desirable.
An educated and extensive knowledge of usability and interactive design demonstrated through your portfolio.
To ensure that Ancestry web interfaces look and perform as the concept design intends and are as smoothly delivered to the Development group as possible.
A start-up mentality, pride of ownership, outgoing personality and passion for online design and simplicity will make an ideal addition to our team.

Working for is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You'll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. Please send your information to herbnj@gmail. com

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