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Front End Developer

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The Front End Web Developer is part of the central IT web team and works to build and support website technology, including training and ensuring that main website maintainers and content providers are empowered to use web tools.
The Front End Developer will perform roles in the planning, development, and managing of web-based technology and user-centric solutions in the institution's web environment. By working with the team’s designers and peer developers the Front End Developer will help define how to create a simple and efficient experience for users, including helping to test the end product under development and addressing any issues. The Front End Developer reviews all websites for accessibility to ensure that section 508 compliance is a priority consideration in all company websites. The Front End Developer also has a leading role in documenting and training the CMS solution to end users, maintainers, and content providers to ensure that the transfer of knowledge is facilitated regularly and efficiently both in person and remotely.

Project management skills and the ability to complete projects involving numerous stakeholders are necessary.
On larger initiatives (such as website redesigns) the Front End Developer will also be called on to work with peers and
consultants to define website technology needs and implement to completion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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1. Website Oversight and Technical Development
a. Responsible for helping to oversee the academic websites at company and integrating technology services and systems that will enhance the experience for site visitors.
b. Manage the company’s website environment and support the maintainers of that site.
c. Develops web pages for the university’s website as directed.
d. Creates CMS templates from provided designs and implements on university website; converts raw images and layouts from a graphic designer into HTML/CSS files including dynamic elements.
e. Meets with clients (faculty, etc.) to make recommendations on advanced, interactive, and engaging features on the main website.
f. Develops wireframes that help show clients, departments, and peers website direction
before coding begins.
g. Responsible for technology advising to continually improve university websites; this includes advising of web leadership/peers as well as customers.
h. Creates and follows through on project scoping to outline milestones and deliverables to peers and customers.

2. Testing, Training, and Documentation
a. Works with the team’s designers to help define a simple and efficient experience for users.
b. Reviews all websites for accessibility to ensure that section 508 compliance is a priority consideration in all company websites.
c. Works collaboratively with design peers to recommend new features on the main website including web technologies as well as cross-platform technologies.
d. Helps solve design, functionality, accessibility, and usability issues for a seamless user experience.
e. Works with development and programming peers to ensure usability and accessibility
concepts are adhered to in final website build and helps make adjustments.
f. Tests and evaluates web-based technologies; assesses the feasibility of these technologies and software, and makes recommendations.
g. Tests websites thoroughly. Ensures sites function properly across a variety of browsers and devices, and performs site validation checks.
h. Leads training efforts for the web team on the CMS solution and other web topics as needs; includes helping to develop new class ideas, create curricula, and onboard peers into IT Training program. Training is created and facilitated both in person and
using remote technologies such as video recordings.
i. Manage all aspects of the IT Training program for the team including class coordination and lineup in conjunction with academic services.
j. Delivers training in person and via digital avenues for both classroom/hands-on and self-paced opportunities.
k. Create, update, and manage documentation for internal and external purposes.

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