Front End Web Developer

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

ID: 7228151
Posted: March 13, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
This position will be working with the latest open source web technologies and software development process to meet the growing complex information needs of the College. This position is hands-on and works collaboratively with the development team and users, as well as independently, and serves as the lead front end developer for the team. The qualified candidate should demonstrate strong web application frontend development ability in HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript; expert knowledge in browser compatibility issues; responsive and mobile first design concept; and best practices in front end design and implementation including accessibility issues.
Benefits Summary Top Benefits and Perks:
Exempt Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of three years of web and application development in PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and MySQL required
Experience in leading some or all of the frontend components for a web-based website or application projects including design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance
Experience with at least one open-source content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress.
Experience with at least one version control system such as GIT.
Experience in unit testing implementation; and working in local, development, staging and production environments

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Solid understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and workarounds
Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills for identifying, locating, and fixing errors and defects in software code, as well as preventing the same errors from happening in the future..
Strong analytical skills for thinking logically, critically, and creatively in solving problems.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to translate user requirements into actionable tasks
Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team
Self-starter who enjoys taking on new challenges and problem solving, highly motivated and enjoys learning and adapting new web technologies
Detail oriented, organized and demonstrate the ability to produce top quality software
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information technology or related-field preferred.
Experience or knowledge with some of the following topics are highly desirable:
-Drupal 7+, preferably Drupal 10
-Drupal theming and module development
-Angular.js, React.js
-Mobile App Development
-VR Development
-npm, webpack, node
-CSS preprocessor such as Sass, Less
-Atlassian Suites – JIRA/Confluence/Bitbucket
-Mobile and/or responsive design
-REST architecture
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Salary: $80k – $100k commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription coverage
This is an in-person position. Telework may be available subject to approval.
People who identify with historically marginalized groups based on gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality are especially encouraged to apply.