Web Programmer

The Web Programmer reports to the Lead Programmer. Our website serves as the first impression on our customers, therefore the Web Programmer will focus on creating a user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and reliable website.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create design prototypes, including graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content, for the main Wayward Souls™ web site and for department websites.
  • Ensure that the layout of the content is accessible and logical; recommend improvements if necessary.
  • Create visual concepts that match the content and theme of the Wayward Souls™ game.
  • Ensure that sites are easy to navigate.
  • Build websites using technologies that conform to international standards and make sure that they are universally accessible.
  • Perform maintenance and updates to existing websites as required.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year producing table-less, XHTML, standards-compliant cross browser, and gracefully-degrading code.
  • Minimum of one year experience with DOM scripting and Movable Type.
  • Experience working in a communications/public relations environment, particularly in the gaming industry, highly desirable.
  • Must have created at least 3 professional websites without using 3rd Party CMS tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and of digital imaging and illustration with Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress and Illustrator with formal training an asset.
  • Exprience using C# and ASP.NET with Web Services.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, PHP and dynamic HTML; experience with Macromedia Flash.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
  • Very good spoken and written English. Additional languages a definite asset.
  • Attention to detail, customer-service orientation, and creativity in problem-solving.
  • Formal training in desktop publishing applications, and photography definite assets.
  • Superior knowledge of current web-design trends and techniques, a strong online portfolio displaying user-centred design, and experience with web database solutions definite assets.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication or Journalism preferred.
  • High School Diploma with work experience as a web application developer (minimum).

Applicants with website portfolios and resumes should submit the URL for their website to jobs@waywardsouls.net with "Web Programmer" as the subject line. Please do not send large attachments.