We are looking for a front-end designer and developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the programming. Responsibilities will include writing code that will produce visual elements of the application.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain user-facing features with excellent UX/UI
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UX/UI designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back end
  • Work with other university members and stakeholders to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
  • Able to work in all parts of an application – the backend services, middle tier, and front-end

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Good understanding of advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • JavaScript experience, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6
  • HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • Experience with browser APIs and optimizing front end performance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with React
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field