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Front End Web Developer

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job TitleFront End Web DeveloperAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentIt Academic ServicesProposed Minimum Salary$3,220.59 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Provost IT Office provides information technology support for the Provost Office and all units that report to the Provost except for academic and Division of Information Technology units and offices. The Provost IT Office services 48 offices. PITO is responsible for the management of IT operations and provides IT services and support, information system design, IT consultation, project management, IT security reviews, and IT contracts and vendor management. The office manages and maintains more than 1,400 desktops across 13 buildings on campus. Through Instructional Media Services, the department supports AV in 181 classrooms and 22 conference rooms in 35 buildings across Texas A&M.

The Academic Affairs Recruiting Office assisted with the creation and posting of this job requisition for the Provost IT Office.

What we want

The Front End Web Developer performs front-end design, development, and modification of websites for departments at Texas A&M University and provides consulting and technical support to department requests for websites. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the above description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of related experience in website development

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Skill and knowledge in applying creative solutions to front-end web development problems
    • Must be able to work well in a collaborative team environment
    • Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of accuracy, professionalism, and customer service orientation
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

      Salary range:

      $38,646.77 - $45,198.40 annually

      Other Requirements or Other Factors:

      • Position is required to occasionally work outside regularly scheduled hours as determined by supervisor (in cases of critical system upgrades, critical system support, and/or the timely completion of major information technology projects).

        Preferred Education and Experience:

        • Experience in Website Development and Website Maintenance
        • Experience in Web Accessibility Compliance and Quality Assurance
        • Experience with Website Requirements and Design
        • Experience in Web Testing and Deployment
        • Experience with Customer & Technology Support
        • Experience with Responsive Web Design
        • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS)

          Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

          • Skills in using the following: HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, Web Development Libraries, Front-End Frameworks, and JSON

            Job Responsibilities

            • Provides front-end development and modification of websites using Kentico CMS, Web Development Libraries, front-end frameworks, version control software, and other tools
            • Writes and modifies front-end code in applicable programming languages and develop using responsive web design, web accessibility standards, and cross browser compatibility
            • Writes and modifies Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), CSS Preprocessors, Java Script, jQuery, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and other scripting languages to add styling, interactivity, and complex animations to websites
            • Trouble-shoots, debugs code, and corrects front-end errors in websites and content
            • Maintains a high level of understanding of existing custom websites in order to make modification
            • Works with software application developers to integrate backend custom controls and applications within websites and front-end
            • Acts as Administrator for Siteimprove website governance tool to manage website editor accounts and monitor production customer websites for compliance with web accessibility and content quality assurance
            • Provide online user guides for Siteimprove usage to website editors and be point of contact for assistance in using the tool
            • Performs manual testing for web accessibility compliance on web applications and provides feedback to software application developers for correcting any errors
            • Consults with customers from departments at Texas A&M University to collect front-end website requirements
            • Analyzes users' needs based on input from the customer and develops specifications for entering into project management software
            • Creates website designs for review using mock-up or wire-framing tools
            • Alters designs for website user interfaces (UI) to meet customer requirements
            • Tests websites to find bugs (errors or other defects), cross-browser compatibility errors, mobile/responsive compatibility across a variety of screen sizes, web accessibility issues, and verifies that websites are fit for use
            • Ensures that websites continue to function normally after modifications through web testing
            • Develops user acceptance test cases, secures approval of test results from customers, and discusses problems or concerns
            • Prepares and tests website deployments
            • Answers questions and provides technical guidance, technical support, and/or training to users from departments at Texas A&M University to ensure the success of custom websites. Monitors and responds to support requests
            • Utilizes established procedures for website development, coding, software security, software testing, software methodology, deployment of software, and change documentation throughout the website development process
            • Learns new website programming languages, website development techniques, and work processes
            • Completes reports and summaries for supervisor and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports
            • Performs other duties as assigned

              Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

              All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

              Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Apply now

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