Web 2.0 Application Developer – Information Technology Team
Liberty Mutual Jobs
Liberty Mutual is looking for Web 2.0 Application Developers to join the Information Technology Team in the Seacoast Area of New Hampshire. Liberty Mutual’s Information Technology division presents outstanding opportunities to work on exciting and emerging technologies and to work with great people, many of whom are leaders in their technology fields. Liberty Mutual Information Technology is actively searching for experienced Web 2.0 Application Developers.
Web 2.0 Application Developer Jobs
In this role, you will provide technical consulting on highly complex projects within our IT organization. You will design and develop Liberty Mutual’s new Web 2.0 online quoting application. You’ll work with business analysts and developers to create technical solutions that meet business and technical requirements. You’ll ensure all application functionality works within a variety of browsers and screen settings, and participate in efforts to improve the quality of web applications and participate in code and design reviews.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. You should have significant experience in developing RESTful web applications using RIA and Web 2.0 technologies. You should also be skilled with AJAX/HTML/CSS experience and have an interest in user interface design. Come be engaged in meaningful work for an organization committed to helping people live safer, more secure lives every day.
Working as a Web Developer
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Education and Training for Web Development
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