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Front End Developer with UX

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We are looking for a multi-talented web developer for one of our amazing university clients! This is a full time, temp to perm role on site in the heart of Boston. This client is a well known university with some VERY impressive Alumni! We’re looking for someone who is dynamic and passionate about their work to be part of our ever growing team.
As a collaborative member of their Digital Strategy and Communications team, you would add your technical expertise, industry knowledge, and informed opinion to team discussions.  This is a role that’s a hybrid of front end development and UX but we would also like someone who has a passion for design as well.  You will be part of a lean, fast-paced, collaborative team! 
 
Responsibilities: 
• Develop, maintain and innovate front end web applications, especially Drupal
• Work within UX design, HTML, Javascript, CSS
• Translate design requirements into websites and applications that work across major browsers and platforms
• Develop functional specifications and technical documentation
• Work collaboratively with team members in a hands-on capacity in order to ensure that solid code is delivered within reasonable timelines
• Perform code reviews of work produced by other members of development team
• Manage and prioritize multiple tasks, assignments and projects
• Follow college’s brand development standards and guidelines
 
MUST HAVE SKILLS:
• Mastery of basic front-end technologies: Javascript, HTML 5 and CSS 3
• experience with one or more scripting languages (we use Ruby, PHP)
• Experience developing custom Drupal themes and modules
• Working knowledge of SQL, databases, caching
• Familiarity with version control tools (we use Git)
• Strong QA skills – able to review work and thoroughly test code
• Effective working as part of a team, but also self-driven and organized

A HUGE PLUS:
• Strong UX design skills, with an emphasis on mobile-first
• Aptitude for devising creative solutions to UI challenges through storyboards, wireframes, or functional prototypes (leveraging tools like Balsamiq and Axure).
• Some design skills or a passion to learn!

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