Front-End Developer

Development · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Commensurate with Experience

Message Agency is seeking to add a front-end developer to join our growing staff. We develop highly interactive websites for nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and universities using Drupal, WordPress, and open source technologies.

You will be building sites, customizing templates, and theming sites in Drupal and WordPress. You should know SASS, LESS, and HTML 5 and have experience implementing responsive designs. You should also be comfortable working with component-based libraries and design systems.  Comfort with continuous integration (CI) tools and the command line is ideal.  Working knowledge of PHP, Twig, andJavaScript frameworks (e.g. jQuery or Angular) is helpful and preferred. Exposure to package management like npm, automated tooling and build systems like gulp, and version control systems is also helpful. A deep understanding of the WCAG principles is preferred. Experience with Drupal and other open source CMSs/communities gets you an interview.

You’ll be working in a highly collaborative and cross-functional team environment. Designers, developers, and project managers alike work together to bring inclusive digital experiences to life. 

Your duties will include collaborating with designers to determine feasibility and implementation approaches, template development, implementing designs using your front-end toolkit, participating in design fidelity review, developing custom modules, project documentation, and maintaining coding standards. 

In addition to site development duties, you will assist with the design, development, and refinement of internal processes and products for front-end development. You will be working closely with the entire development team to define and establish best practices. Thought-leadership and/or public speaking experience is preferred, but not required.

About Message Agency

Message Agency delivers digital impact for the greater good.  We are an established and growing web development company with a social mission.  We build sites in Drupal and WordPress—open source content management systems (CMS)—and work with both regional and national nonprofits, universities, foundations, and government agencies.  As a certified B Corporation that’s been awarded “Best for the World” status three times in recent years, we are a triple bottom line business that believes:

  • We must be the change we seek in the world.
  • All business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
  • Through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
  • To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.

Message Agency is committed to your professional growth, and as such encourages and offers employees to join teams outside of their discipline, such as our marketing team, Happiness Committee, and other internal initiatives. We frequently hold employee-led lunch and learns, company-wide “class trips”, and the occasional bowling league.

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Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, profit sharing, 100% paid health/dental/vision, 401(k) with employer contribution, generous paid vacation/holidays, professional development budget, commuter benefits, FSA plan, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a great working environment. We are located in Philadelphia, PA, and would prefer to hire talent from our region.


Diversity and Inclusion

Message Agency is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  

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  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with Experience