Lead Front-End Developer at Gallagher & Associates


Company: Gallagher & Associates

Location: New York, New York USA
Type: Full-Time
Category: Developer


Gallagher & Associates is looking for a diversely talented Lead Frontend Web Developer. As a Lead Frontend Web Developer, your main responsibilities will be architecting our web stack and developing large scale interactive experiences in a team environment. You will be responsible for mentoring and training junior and mid developers, as well as being involved in hiring additional members for your team. You will be reporting to the Director of Technology, but will be working in a dynamic environment where projects develop in a collaboration with a variety of departments including project management, visual design, ux design, etc.

G&A specializes in site specific interactive experiences. We are interested in using web technologies for traditional purposes (i.e. informational kiosks, micro sites), as well as challenging purposes such as locally distributed gaming mechanisms, WebGL realtime rendering, animations, and spatial exploration tools. The Lead Front Developer should help us navigate the current set of web technologies, and aid the team in pushing forward the limits of our web based interactives.

You will work in collaboratively with internal design teams and with clients including renowned museums, corporations, universities and governmental organizations. Our projects range from traveling exhibits, to corporate centers, to large scale museums.

Researching and guiding selection of front-end development stack / frameworks.
Architecting, developing and installing production ready interactives.
Collaborating with partners in Visual Design, User Experience Design, Research, Content Strategy, and the Exhibit design team, to understand the essence of each interactive experience.
Project Ideation / Project Scoping / Requirements Vetting
Guiding and developing junior and mid level developers.
Participate in hiring additional team members.
Strategic planning and development of a reusable code base.
Rapid Prototyping (as needed).
Participate constructively in inter-department communications.

Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience; advanced degree a plus.
Minimum 4+ years developing cutting edge web experiences.
Experience leading software development efforts / teams.
Experience working in an agile or iterative fashion.
Expert knowledge of modern web stacks and WebAPIs (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, React, Angular, Relational, REST APIs, WebSockets, WebRTC, WebGL, D3, etc).
Working knowledge of backend technologies.
Experience with long-running websites or installations.
Experience working with GIT, and familiar with other version control systems.
Experience working with a ticketing system such as Jira.
Experience working in a creative field.

How To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.A. and live in or be willing to relocate to the New York City area.

Candidate must have examples they can show that demonstrate creative thinking and core craft skills across a variety of categories and design formats & methodologies.