Job Description

As a front end developer on, you are an expert on getting the user experience right. You are equally comfortable working with designers and HTML5/CSS as you are cranking out unit tests for your latest Javascript module. You will create new and refine existing experiences on, our main site for interacting with current and future members.
We need a self-motivated and hard-working individual with excellent communication skills. Eagerness to learn new technologies is a must.
Developers within the Life Time Technology group at Life Time Fitness are responsible for delivering the technical design and development of software components and websites for assigned projects. This front-end development position will help to support the CMS development team as well as other Web initiatives.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • 20% on technical design and mentoring, and 80% on writing code
  • Write code for one or more programs or projects ensuring adherence to technical excellence of our consumer-facing experiences
  • Remain current on technology trends applicable to Life Time Fitness’s business
  • Mentor other developers
  • Participate in code reviews while understanding the evolution of the system’s architecture
  • Use appropriate technical design methods to explain your approach
  • Ensure technology, legal, security and process standards are followed across your assigned business segments
  • Understand and communicate technical and functional design requirements
  • Code and test technical solutions including unit testing
  • Understand the necessity of, have experience with and aid in establishing and ensuring delivery to coding standards
  • Understand project expectations as communicated by the Solution Architect and/or Technical Director on the project
  • Estimate development effort to deliver
  • Recognize and effectively communicate risks to project timelines and quality
  • Identify system deficiencies and recommend solutions
  • Proactively work with Interactive Business Analysts, Creative, User Experience and Quality Assurance Analyst to define project requirements

Skills & Requirements


  • Four-year college degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Graduate degree preferred


  • Must have at least 5 years of experience with front-end development for both desktop applications (required) and mobile applications (preferred).
  • At least 5 years of experience with 80% or more of the following: Hands-on development with HTML, CSS, JS, JS libraries, AJAX and ActionScript for Web (required) and mobile (preferred)
  • Think conceptually between UI and functional design
  • Expert knowledge of cross-browser compatibly and coding to achieve consistent results
  • Experience in using XML in data exchange
  • Experience with CMS solutions (Adobe CQ / AEM a plus) with a passion to learn new technologies
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility for code quality that follows best practices
  • Work with technical team to mange jobs and timelines while completing assigned tasks from start to completion
  • Strong communication skills especially verbal

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Strong communicator – able to explain complex technical situations to relatively non-technical co-workers and key business stakeholders
  • Solution oriented mindset – creative use of technology and alternative approaches. “No” is not in your vocabulary
  • Able to work with teams to balance solution vs. budget, schedule and tools
  • Equally at home working with creative, business and technical people
  • Appreciation of high quality visual design, marketing strategy, business strategy and user experience disciplines
  • Cool under pressure and able to manage many details and priorities
  • Focus on broad technical expertise – including Web (Desktop and Mobile), Messaging (Email, SMS, Push), Native Apps (Mobile, Kiosks), Social (Tools, Apps, Integration), E-Commerce, and Online Video
  • Enthusiasm to learn new technologies on the job and ability to do so quickly

About Life Time Fitness

Are you a technology professional open to new opportunities? Would you like to be a part of a great environment and a company that is working with new technologies? Life Time Technology at Life Time Fitness is looking for additions to our team. We offer great benefits (including a free family membership to Life Time!), a great team to work alongside of and an opportunity to be part of some great new technology.


Learn more about Life Time Fitness

We have great benefits

free membershipmedical, dental, vision, disability401k, employee stock purchase programteam workouts and events

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Front End Developer at Life Time Fitness - HTML