The Front-End Developer is responsible for the interface and front-end functionality of the University’s websites, building new modules and capabilities, while also maintaining and improving existing features. The development work is done in our web content management systems, using an existing codebase, and involves connecting the web components to APIs and other back-end elements to build new pages or modules, while also improving existing functionality and usability to make the sites easier to use for site visitors, including those with disabilities. The Front-End Developer will do the development work for new functionality, fix identified bugs, and observe/investigate/look for ways to improve the site in less tangible ways.
The Front-End Developer will be able to transform complex processes into easy-to-use mobile/web designs, recognizing the differing needs of a range of (known) users.
This position is one of two Front-End Developers within the Marketing, Insights, and Communications (MIC) 8-person web team and works closely with both the Creative, and Analytics teams within MIC, as well as a handful of Back-End Developers within the Information Technology department. (See the web department chart at the end of the job description for additional detail.) About once a month, as part of a planned project or fixing bugs, this role works directly with Marketing managers and partners from other University departments, to clarify requirements, answer questions, or execute on requests.
The environment is fast-paced yet supportive and offers opportunities to learn and grow via collaboration, mentoring, training, and job growth.