Senior Front End Developer - University Communications and Marketing
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2016375
Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university that challenges the curious and passionate to deliver work that matters. Our world-class institution has distinctive areas of excellence and culture marked by passion, ambition and a deep, practical engagement with challenges facing society. University Communications and Marketing is seeking a Senior Front End Developer to join our team.
Remote work from the states of California, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and Washington DC is permissible for this position.
Core responsibilities will include:
Create compelling interfaces using a range of front-end technologies, with progressive enhancement and graceful degradation in mind. Develop stunning, innovative and user-focused websites and CMS templates.
Execute thorough QA and code reviews to ensure functionality and accessibility for all users, anywhere.
Interpret design and UX assets (wireframes, comps) as code.
Write and maintain automated tests.
Work with visual designers to support user experience, visual design language and branding.
Work with end-users for feature improvement and troubleshooting.
Create new functionality for our digital properties and support or users with custom applications when needed. Extend our existing applications to improve performance, stability, and feature set.
Work in a cross-functional team using elements of agile methodologies
Other duties as assigned
You should demonstrate:
Ability to work well with others and/or as part of a team.
Ability to pay close attention to detail; keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records.
Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
Ability to understand and follow directions and how to ask appropriate clarifying questions
Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Visual acuity to perform activities such as extended use of a computer monitor, extensive reading, transcribing, analyzing data and figures, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines, using measurement devices, and/or assembly of parts at distances close to the eye.
Oral and Written Communication Skills Problem-Solving and Reasoning Skills
Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Marketing and Communications. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of diverse audiences. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience is required.
A combination of 5-8 years of experience is required in the following areas:
Experience working in a team using agile methodologies
Configuration and development of content management systems
Knowledge of accessibility and usability best practices and standards
Experience with the following technologies:
Git-based source control (GitLab)
Drupal 8+ development
Behat (Gherkin) testing
Hannon Hill Cascade Server
Successful Background check
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including use of facial coverings, daily self-assessment and weekly Tartan Testing.
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Please visit " Why Carnegie Mellon " to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.