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The Team: The talented and creative people across Morningstar help make technology one of our core strengths. We believe in building great products in-house in a highly collaborative, agile environment where we focus on technical excellence, the user experience, and continuous improvement. Whether it`s through open-source development or the transition to cloud and mobile computing, we`re always pushing technology`s boundaries to find new and better ways to serve investors. You`ll work across offices and cultures with smart people who are driven to find better ways to create great products integrating best practices in technology and investing.

The Role: Front End Developers are passionate about usability, interaction, accessibility, and technology. They should excel at working with multidisciplinary teams to develop great user experiences for our client base of individual investors, financial advisors, and institutional research analysts. Web developers work with designers, software developers, project managers, product managers, and business owners to develop the next generation of our web-based products and services. They also help evaluate and continuously improve our existing systems. These positions require no travel and are based in the Chicago office.

Responsibilities
+ Translate wireframes and sketches into working prototypes to refine interface behaviors.
+ Build and maintain front-end libraries and frameworks.
+ Participate in user-centered research through client focus groups, interviews, usage analysis, and rapid prototyping.
+ Debug and troubleshoot layout and scripting issues across a variety of browsers including IE 7+, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
+ Work with back-end developers to integrate front-end and back-end code, ensuring design integrity.

Requirements
+ A bachelor`s degree in computer sciences or a related field, or equivalent experience.
+ Demonstrated strong front-end development skills especially concerning accessibility, extensibility, client-side computing, object-oriented design patterns, and object-oriented CSS.
+ Expert-level JavaScript programming and working knowledge of at least one popular JavaScript framework.
+ Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Ajax, as well as a basic understanding of HTML5 and CSS3.
+ Experience consuming services (XML, JSON, SOAP) using Ajax, as well as experience with Java technology stack and PHP will be highly considered.
+ Self-motivated, ability to work independently and efficiently.
+ Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
+ Curiousity for learning new technologies and methods, as well as a desire to build great products.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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