Senior Front End Developer

UX & Design Encinitas, California


With over 185 million annual visitors, DMV.ORG is the nation’s #1 source for motor vehicle-related information, products, and services. This year, we became an “adult”; for 18 years, we have simplified the complex world of the DMV and motor vehicle compliance. Named among San Diego’s Best Places to Work, we are progressive thinkers and bring benefits, perks, and programs that turn your workday into a lifestyle. Do you want to grow old with us?

The role of a DMV.ORG Front End Developer (75% Code, 25% Design)

DMV.ORG, a top-ranking online publishing house, is seeking a team player who’s an excellent thinking partner and project contributor to work with our team in beautiful Encinitas, California as a full-cycle Senior Front End Developer. In this role, you’ll be designing, developing, and testing the web media that service our company’s partners. The job will be roughly 75% coding, 25% design work. The ideal candidate is someone who’s keen on the “cause and effects” of user activity to drive testing variations and design options.

Primary  Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Design and develop products and user-centric designs in association with the Product and Creative teams
  • Support a member of the Site Optimization and Conversion Team by designing and developing onsite optimization tests aimed at improving user experience (UX) and conversion
  • Collaborate with Partner Management, Business Development, and Product teams to review and prioritize tests within the testing queue
  • Work with the Product Team to integrate ad unit specifications for new product launches
  • Articulate, mock-up, defend, and prototype UX and revenue decisions
  • Work directly with the Technology and QA teams to ensure front-end interface works and looks as designed and specified

Development & Design

  • Leverage Javascript to build new media for advertising partners to improve traffic conversion
  • Optimize existing partner media by collaborating with our Partner Management team
  • Help identify and resolve media tracking issues and bugs
  • Develop partner media from concept to design to HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Develop Optimizely tests with JQuery for testing
  • Implement media in custom-built CMS with HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Ad Server and update CSS in GitHub
  • Support the design and development of other owned-and-operated sites
  • Support design and development needs within the organization

Qualifications & Background

Must Have:

  • Multiple years experience writing custom HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Advanced, object-oriented JavaScript and JQuery development
  • Deep understanding of web media (marketing copy, call to actions, etc.)
  • Experience creating graphical assets and implementing them in code
  • Expertise creating clean code from designs using HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Practical understanding of design geared toward UX and human interaction
  • Experience with responsive web design or mobile first development
  • Ability to propose, inform, and collaborate on design changes
  • Experience with a source control/version control process such as GitHub

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of software engineering processes, including Agile processes like Scrum
  • Understanding of website architecture and LAMP technologies
  • Understanding of the concepts of progressive enhancement, mobile first, and future-friendly design

Not Just a Job, but a Lifestyle!

Our Health Benefits Include:

  • Two different carriers
  • Eight plan options
  • Up to 85% employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Employer matching 401K plan—because we want you to make money on your money

Want More Perks?

  • Hungry? We feed you daily, with nutritious and delicious catered lunches, plus snacks, coffee, and tea throughout the office
  • Balance your work life with your home life—we offer weekly work-from-home days and 3 weeks of PTO per year
  • Feeling overworked? Enjoy in house yoga class, massage, and mindfulness practice
  • Ready to let your hair down? We work hard to play hard, with quarterly celebrations, volunteering events, and success bonuses