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The Martin Group is hiring a Front-End Web Developer & Designer.

3 min read
June 3, 2015

The Martin Group — a premier branding agency in Buffalo, NY — is looking for a full-time Front-End Web Developer and Designer to join our digital department, which was ranked by Business First as one the top web design firms in Western New York.

As a Front-End Web Developer and Designer, you will be responsible for:

  • Custom development of new websites based on existing design deliverables
  • Design of new websites based on existing assets
  • Updating and maintaining some pre-existing sites
  • Assistance with set-up, integration and maintenance of some third-party providers, including email clients, payment funnels, social media channels, and more
  • Some additional web-based graphic design and production

The ideal candidate has commercial experience, a strong personal initiative, and a passion for new and emerging web technologies and design practices.

Responsibilities and functions include:

  • Working directly with the digital, creative and brand manager teams on a variety of digital projects
  • Creating website mock-ups and mechanicals in Adobe Photoshop
  • Converting Photoshop page layouts into HTML and CSS
  • Coding websites in WordPress and/or other open-source CMS

Required skills and attributes include:

  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash)
  • Knowledge of file optimization of images, vector graphics and more for the web
  • Excellent problem solving skills and love of technical challenges
  • Exceptional design skills with a creative eye and attention to detail
  • Expertise in HTML & CSS (especially HTML5 and CSS3)
  • Expertise in WordPress custom development, including responsive design, parent and child themes, template creation, and custom plug-in implementation
  • Expertise with front-end frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap
  • Expertise with server-side CSS pre-processing platforms such as LESS and SASS
  • Expertise with PHP, JavaScript, jQuery and other back-end programming languages
  • Expertise with e-Commerce and SSL requirements with regards to accessibility and security compliance
  • An understanding of browser limitations and workarounds (specifically IE8+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
  • Comfortable working independently while adhering to frequent deadlines and budgets
  • Communicating consistently with team on project status, as well as providing technical consultation across the life of the project, including UI/UX design feasibility
  • Comfortable offering support to clients, including user training

Desired Experience:

  • 2- or 4-year degree in Computer Science, Digital Arts, Graphic Design or related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years professional experience in web design and development


  • Health insurance benefits, vision and dental through a health exchange where company provides a stipend.
  • Annual reviews.
  • 401K plan with a 100% match on the first 3% of your contributions, 50% match on the next 2%.
  • Parking fully paid.
  • Paid sick, vacation and personal days.
  • FSA and HSA.
  • Supplemental insurance options, including vision, life, accident, diability income and pet policies.

Email Digital Manager David Cloyd for more information.

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