Lead Web Developer

Job Type

Full Time




2550 Ninth Street
United States


Our Lead Web Developer manages a small production team of coders on many aspects of email implementation and web development projects. In addition to coding email messages, and developing web pages, micro-sites, social media apps and more, the Lead Developer also mentors the members of the team, tracks internal workflows and communicates timelines to project stakeholders, and also serves as the end-point for technical escalations on projects.


  • Slicing and optimizing Photoshop comps
  • Coding emails and updating landing pages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Becoming familiar with navigating the tools of our client eCRM and ESP systems
  • Trafficking project workflow and timelines
  • Other duties to support design and production staff


  • 5+ years' web development experience
  • Strong HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Ability to code in a responsive manner that validate and follow accessibility guidelines
  • Some experience in coding HTML email templates
  • Photoshop or other image editing software skills
  • Experience with at least one JavaScript library such as jQuery
  • Knowledge of at least one server side language
  • Use of JavaScript frameworks or libraries such as jQuery
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work on multiple projects daily


  • Experience in coding for accessibility best practices
  • Experience coding emails using fluid-hybrid techniques
  • Skillful in the use of JSON/AJAX and DOM techniques
  • Familiar with the use of APIs
  • Knowledge of PHP and retrieving data from MySQL databases
  • Experience with email testing tools such as Litmus or EmailOnAcid
  • Familiarity with A/B or multivariate testing


  • Team-builder and influencer
  • Positive "can-do" attitude
  • Enthusiastic problem solver
  • Interest in progressive social issues, including the environment, foreign policy, aid and development, human rights, women+s rights, LGBT issues, electoral politics, etc.


Since the time of our founding an equitable distribution of wealth and benefit offerings have been a priority for MWD’s leadership, starting with our founder, Mal Warwick, who wrote into our original 1981 Mission Statement our commitment to, “provide employees with fair pay and benefits, a pleasant and rewarding work environment, and opportunities to participate in exciting and meaningful work as well as to acquire valuable job skills.”

Here are just a few of our core benefits:

  • Fully-Paid Health & Dental
  • Generous Paid Leave
  • 401(k) & ESOP
  • Profit Sharing
  • Philanthropic Matching Gift Program

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

This is a full-time position. Please direct all submissions to jobs@mwdagency.com and include ALL of the following (along with "Lead Web Developer — Your Name" in the subject line):

  • Cover letter — Who are you, and why are you our next exceptional employee?
  • Resume
  • Salary Requirements
  • Some samples or links to your work


No phone calls please. MWD is an equal opportunity employer.