The Center for Technology in Education in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University seeks a dynamic individual to fill the role of Frontend Web Developer. This full-time position requires a detail-oriented person with high technical abilities, good communications skills, and knowledge and experience with executing design plans. This individual will have the unique opportunity to help lead the instructional design team in developing web-based learning tools and resources. Reporting to the Senior Program Director for Learning, Engagement, and Design, this position will communicate with the instructional design team as well as internal and external subject matter experts to create assets to support the professional development work at the Center. This individual will have an artistic sensibility, as well as the technical skills to build and maintain dynamic, compelling and functional websites geared for learning by educators in the field.
Plays a key role in the comprehensive creative design, development, direction and management of critical websites for a diverse audience. Develop and implement overall uniform design (branding) and technical standards. Utilizes design, technical and project management skills.
Defines site objectives by analyzing user requirements and expectations, and envisioning site features and functionality.
Manages external relationships with vendors, such as website developers, to ensure that the website has the latest tools and applications to keep it fresh and dynamic.
Ideal candidate must be able to work independently and with our instructional designers and subject matter experts. Candidate must also be able to work on multiple projects with shifting priorities and manage short- and long-term deadlines within the overall team project schedule. This is not a design position, but an appropriate candidate will have the aesthetic sensibility needed to develop multiple page designs in conjunction with the instructional and graphic designers. Direct work and communication with internal clients and external vendors will be required. Ability to communicate work plans, web, and digital technologies effectively is important. Participating in creative discussions, client and team meetings is essential to success.
Provides staff and external partners training in the use of website/tool features.
Supports users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
Researches and evaluates new and emerging web technologies for deployment in web development efforts.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in applicable discipline or equivalent work experience. A minimum of one year of full-time related work experience is required. Four or more years of experience is preferred.
Basic understanding of programming logic and constructs
The employee must manage multiple projects and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to learn new skills relevant to web development
Some familiarity with backend programming language, preferably PHP Source control management, preferably Git
SEO, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Webmaster Tools, etc.
Salesforce, SiteExecutive, Drupal, or Wordpress is helpful
Familiarity with ADA compliance in regard to the web, specifically WCAG 2.0 Accessibility
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.