University Relations is seeking applications for a Front End Developer. This position will assist with the design and front-end development of high profile WVU websites and web applications to support the WVU digital brand.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Create responsive websites from inspiration to completion for a variety of platforms and products.
Utilize content management systems (CMS) and create website templates.
Maintain website compliance to federal accessibility standards.
Design and write code for complex, enterprise web applications.
Assist in troubleshooting problems with pages in various browsers and be able to fix problems as they arise utilizing a command line interface (CLI).
Assess website performance by testing and improving code, including troubleshooting for various web browsers.
Explore new technologies and designs on other sites and provide options and comparisons.
Coordinate HTML email composition and testing.
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, multimedia or related field
Two (2) years of experience in the following areas:
Converting Photoshop templates to HTML5 and CSS
Developing responsive, mobile-friendly websites
One (1) year of experience in the following is preferred:
Working on Web design mockups in Photoshop or Illustrator
Creating HTML email
Integrating designs into content management systems
Expert knowledge of modern prototyping tools (such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, etc.)
Knowledge of current accessibility techniques and best practices
Demonstrated knowledge of coding
First consideration will be given to those who apply by November 20, 2017.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctora...l Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.