Lead Web Developer

We are looking for someone in Chicago to start around April 1 for a full-time position.

Ideal Candidate

  • A gifted programmer
  • An experienced web developer ready to work in a lead role on small-, medium-, and large-scale projects
  • An individual with a great teamwork attitude excited to work in a collaborative environment


  • Primarily create sites and custom web applications based on Orbit’s codebase and CMS offerings (Orbit’s proprietary Mighty-Site®, Drupal, WordPress), including pixel-perfect and optimized HTML/CSS, robust Javascript and AJAX interactions, and secure PHP/MySQL
  • Secondarily build enhancements and provide timely support for existing client websites
  • Working with a project manager, guide project development in line with Orbit’s established process, including documentation of features, recording of progress, status, and accumulated time, consultation on all design deliverables, and creation and oversight of the testing plan
  • Advise and direct clients, project managers, and designers on client requests, features, best practices, project scopes, and budgets
  • Contribute to the growth of Orbit by advancing personal skills, working with the development team to improve the codebase, and seeking opportunities to improve Orbit’s tools and processes

Specific Skills + Requirements

  • Expert knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Intermediate knowledge of Javascript, AJAX, and script libraries/frameworks (preferably JQuery)
  • Intermediate knowledge of PHP/MySQL integration
  • Intermediate knowledge of Drupal development
  • Familiarity with other Content Management Tools (preferably WordPress)
  • Expert knowledge of the website development process, including the ability to understand project goals and drivers and to deliver exceptional results
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work well within both a larger development team and individual project teams
  • Strong client service approach and attitude, with the ability to creatively meet client needs
  • Detail-oriented focus on completion of web development work within budget and on time
  • 3-5 years in website development

Interested? What We Need From You

  • Resume
  • Start date availability

If you are interested, we encourage you to get in touch!

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