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Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), located in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates five professional sports teams: the 2019 WNBA Champion Washington Mystics, the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA's Washington Wizards, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, and NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming. The company is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and owns and operates Capital One Arena in DC. MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University's campus. In conjunction with the District of Columbia and Events DC, MSE is a partner in a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus that opened in September 2018. Facility highlights include MedStar Wizards Performance Center, the brand-new training facility for the Wizards, Go-Go and Mystics, and a 4,200-seat arena which serves as the new home of the Mystics and Go-Go. MSE also co-owns and operates Monumental Sports Network (MSN) with the NBC Sports Group. MSN is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop, tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:

  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.

  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies and gives back to the community we serve.

  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.

  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.

  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.

  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.

  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview:

The Front-End Developer is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining the primary websites for the Washington Wizards, ensuring that projects are delivered within scope and maintained at the highest level. This role will be an individual contributor within the Wizards Digital team, developing compelling user interfaces using a WordPress based CMS platform, plus 3rd party tools or embeds. Do you have a passion for technology and celebrating the game of basketball? We'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development in building fully functional websites and digital products, based on business requirements and design specs.

  • Collaborate internally to build and maintain web and mobile applications in support of team news, partnerships, analytics, ticket sales, marketing initiatives, etc.

  • Gather business requirements and design technical solutions to meet those needs.

  • Set coding standards and deliver the strategic technical solutions, in close collaboration with NBA development teams.

  • Help set coding standards and help drive the strategic technical direction of our development efforts.

  • Develop system test criteria and participate in systems testing.

  • Maintain ongoing SEO strategy, evaluation, analysis and recommendation for Wizards sites.

  • Consistently evaluate site performance to identify areas or improvement and opportunities to integrate new technology.

  • Closely follow trends and developments in technology and integrate them into our environment and practices.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • 3+ years of experience building highly available / scalable websites in an enterprise environment.

  • Front-End Champion.

  • Deep understanding and experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API’s, and ReactJS Frameworks

  • Strong knowledge of web server technologies (i.e. Apache) and Server-Side Rendering (SSI) technologies such as NextJS.

  • Preferred experience with UI design and APIs on top of application databases.

  • Experience with GitHub workflows.

  • Self-motivator with ability to balance multiple projects at once in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

All applicants for employment at Monumental Sports are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Monumental Sports will evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations for applicants unable to be vaccinated due to a religious belief, disability or pregnancy on an individualized basis in accordance with applicable laws.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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