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Front-End Developer (HTML, CSS, JS)

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Relations
Location: Fully Remote
Categories: Information Systems / Technology, Other

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Director, University Relations and Creative Director, the front-end developer will play a crucial role in the Creative Studio for University Relations. The front-end developer will collaborate with designers, stakeholders, writers and others to create accessible (WCAG and 508 compliant), well functioning front-end code for web and other digital communication.

The front-end developer will provide front-end solutions developed using an in-depth knowledge of HTML, SASS, JavaScript, and accessibility best practices for a wide range of web properties and products including HTML email. A primary function in this role, is to work alongside a team to write and maintain mobile first code for an internally hosted and customized installation of the Adobe Experience Manager content management system (CMS). The CMS is used to publish content on the university’s primary website, vt.edu, and it also supports over 800 additional websites around the university, including vtx.vt.edu, Virginia Tech’s news and storytelling platform.

The front-end team works collaboratively with user-experience designers, back-end programmers, and content teams in order to deliver the best quality digital experience for Virginia Tech’s audiences. Using agile methodologies, the team organizes development work into sprints, and communicates daily through morning stand-ups, Slack discussions, and review sessions. The front-end development team is responsible for code that powers our top platforms, which sometimes leads to non-traditional working hours. The ideal candidate will show initiative in solving problems, and will work well as a member of a team or as a lead. We are looking for a self starter, who is ready to apply their skills and contribute to the team.

Required Qualifications

Understanding of and experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript

Familiarity with WCAG or section 508

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field

Candidates should submit a portfolio of their work that illustrates their ability to be successful in the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience coding for content management systems

Experience with Adobe Experience Manager

Degree or certificate in CS, programming, development

Experience with responsive web development

Familiarity with a build process such as Node.js, Webpack, or similar technology

Experience with Agile or Scrum workflows

Experience with GIT or similar version control system

Pay Band

N/A

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

5/20/2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Advancement HR at advhr@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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