Digital Front End Developer

Children’s Minnesota

At Children's Minnesota, we don't simply care for kids. We care for the most amazing people on earth. For more than 90 years, we have proudly served our community as an independent and not-for-profit system dedicated to providing health care exclusively to children, from before birth to young adulthood. With two hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics, and six rehabilitation sites, and representing more than 60 pediatric specialties, Children's Minnesota has the largest and broadest team of pediatric experts in the region. An award-winning health system, Children's received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital.

We’re looking for individuals who are driven to join us in our mission to champion the special health needs of children and their families. Who want to be part of something bigger. Who want to grow, innovate and improve. Who want to make Children's Minnesota an even better place tomorrow.

Position Details

Digital Front End Developer
Twin Cities Metro
Edina, MN

Department Overview:

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. An award-winning health system, Children's is regularly ranked byU.S. News & World Reportas a top children’s hospital and by The Leapfrog Group for quality and efficiency. Please visit

Position Summary:

The Digital Front End Developer is responsible for supporting the successful development, management and execution of digital initiatives and processes. Through collaboration with architects and software engineers inside and outside the department, you will build a culture that is based on a foundation of customer comes first.


  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering, design, or related area


  • 5+ years of CMS development, theming and module website architecture
  • Accredited front-end boot camp or equivalent industry experience a plus


  • WordPress theme architecture, and experience with one or more high quality boilerplate themes (Roots, Underscores, etc.)
  • Experience with common WP site maintenance and optimization tasks such as common plugins, caching mechanisms, WP "hooks", WP cron processes, theme organization and best practices
  • Experience with at least one or two other CMS tools
  • Modern front-end build processes and toolchains (gulp / grunt / webpack, bower), and knowledge of how these tools integrate with front-end packages and build tooling
  • Basic source-control experience, a comfort level with checking code in and out of source control, basic merging and branching operations
  • Experience with at least one CSS extension language, preferably SASS
  • Javascript experience including "vanilla" JS, legacy frameworks (jQuery / Mootools), experience with JSON-based data schemas, some experience with a modern framework (ReactJS, Angular, VueJS, etc) preferred
  • Experience with at least one back-end language such as PHP, basic MySQL experience
  • Experience with web-based API tools or RESTful services
  • Knowledge of basic authentication and other best practices, and how to utilize with Javascript or a JS framework
  • Experience with common testing and debugging tools - browser console, automated testing, device testing, build tooling
  • Strong grasp of the concepts of responsive design, experience with common frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, Skeleton, etc.)
  • The ability to design and test for multiple devices and screen sizes and the common breakpoints
  • Experience slicing designs and elements from Photoshop, and optimizing image sources for high-DPI screens
  • Understanding of basic web security concepts such as authentication, common exploits and security issues, input sanitization and validation
  • Google Tag Manager proficiency
  • Comfortable working in a Windows environment
  • Must be able to collaborate on projects with other departments
  • The ability to quote dev time accurately and meet deadlines
  • Strong desire to learn new systems and develop processes
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Possess an understanding of the digital world as it relates to - Principles of digital customer experience - Management of digital assets, including taxonomy, meta data
  • Autonomous, works well under little supervision, takes initiative, and follows through

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