Front-end Web Developer


Cognition Studio, a boutique agency uniquely positioned to offer design, interaction, and biocommunication expertise to leaders in life sciences, healthcare, and global health is seeking an experienced front-end developer.

Partner with us to create tools and experiences that will have meaningful impact in the world. We’re looking for a developer with a background building and maintaining websites and applications in an agency setting. Successful candidates will be comfortable wearing multiple hats, collaborating with other developers and designers on the fly in a dynamic, changing environment.



  • Building web applications, modules, and CMS backed websites.
  • Managing test, staging, production servers, and site back-ups.
  • Maintaining CMS, and security updates.
  • Keeping SSL certificates current and secure.
  • Improving workflows, testing, debugging, and documenting procedures.
  • Offering technical advisement on design prototypes & mockups.



  • Self-directed: able to work independently with minimal supervision in a small, studio environment.
  • Driven: at Cognition we value the desire to learn more and continued professional development.
  • Flexible: with our expansive client base, candidates must be prepared to work on multiple projects in a given day.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills to collaborate with internal and external team members.
  • Comfortable recommending technologies based on project requirements.
  • Knowledgeable on best development practices including source control management, coding standards, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Dog Friendly


Core Skills

  • HTML(5)
  • CSS(3) / SCSS / Less
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • PHP
  • Familiarity with content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, etc.
  • Proficient with modern web technologies such as Angular, React, etc.
  • Source Control – GitHub/Bitbucket


Preferred Qualifications

  • Data visualization development (D3.js)
  • js
  • AWS experience
  • Prior agency experience
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud or Sketch
  • Familiarity with Agile processes
  • Experience with REST APIs