Front End Web Developer

If you get excited about the possibilities of HTML5 and CSS3; eat JavaScript for breakfast; and are passionate about using those tools to connect people with our mission-driven clients, this job is for you. 

As a Front End Web Developer you will work with designers, tech leads and other developers to create cutting edge websites, emails and interfaces.

Required Skills

We’re looking for a:

  • Well-rounded team-player with at least three years of experience working in a collaborative web development environment
  • Expert in writing high quality, responsive HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript that works across today’s universe of devices
    • We are looking for someone familiar with JavaScript Libraries – primarily jQuery, and CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation
    • If you haven’t already worked with Compass and SASS, you’ll get familiar with it right away
    • Bonus points if you have experience working with JavaScript frameworks like Angular or Knockout
  • Developer who understands that coding CMS templates in tools like Drupal, WordPress, Sitecore, or Blackbaud has unique requirements and constraints
To be successful in this role, the Front End Web Developer also needs to be a:
  • Consultant (not an order taker) comfortable collaborating with clients and project teams on creating usable solutions
  • Team player who helps accomplish project goals through smart ideas and proactive communications
  • Expert multitasker who can balance multiple, simultaneous projects and clients
  • Innovator in tune with the latest technology and open to considering new approaches for each project

About Beaconfire

Beaconfire helps nonprofit organizations that serve good causes accomplish great things on the Internet. We design and build websites and craft online campaigns that make people care and act.

Our clients include leading organizations such as Feeding America, The Nature Conservancy, American Diabetes Association, American Legacy Foundation and the Ad Council.

Beaconfire is a small, privately-held company made up of smart, curious, and creative people who want to serve the nonprofit community and live fulfilled personal lives while we do it. We are technologists, strategists, and marketers who like to collaborate, innovate, and help our clients achieve measurable results through informed, objective, innovative uses of technology. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a culture focused on work-life balance.  And, if you ask our staff what they like best about working at Beaconfire, they'll tell you it's the smart, fun and nice PEOPLE! Go ahead, ask...

Why Work at Beaconfire?

Beaconfire offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits: health, dental and vision; 401k w/ match; professional development budget, work/life balance; profit sharing; bonus plan; casual work environment; monthly events; and more. Most importantly, Beaconfire offers you the opportunity to work with some of the leading nonprofit organizations in the country; you WILL be making a difference!

To Apply

Send a cover letter describing why you believe you would be a good fit for this position -- and for Beaconfire -- along with your resume, code samples (very important, don't forget those!) and salary requirements to

  • This position is full time at our Washington DC Metro Area office. No relocation budget available.
  • This position requires occasional travel throughout the US, primarily in the northeastern corridor.
  • Candidates must be legally able to work in the United States and maintain proper work authorization throughout employment with Beaconfire.
  • Beaconfire offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.
  • Beaconfire is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.