American Public University System Senior Front End Web Developer in Charles Town, West Virginia

Requisition Number 18-0023

Post Date 3/8/2018

Title Senior Front End Web Developer

Location Charles Town, WV

Company APUS


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• Reports To : Manager, User Experience

• Department: Information Technology

• Office Location: Charles Town, WV

• FLSA Status: Exempt

• Date Posted: March 8, 2018

• Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Synopsis of Role:

The Senior Front-End Web Developer has experience in responsive web development. This role architects and builds world class web/mobile user interfaces as well as designs, prototypes, and implements new features. The incumbent works on cutting edge technologies, with a mix of the latest Microsoft.Net Framework, Java, and ColdFusion technologies.

Essential Functions:

• Designs, develops, and implements effective, intuitive user interfaces for web applications and web properties.

• Provides technical solutions and innovative ideas to the business and internal clients.

• Understands browser specific compatibility issues, as well as the benefits of the various design methodologies.

• Researches and stays current on industry trends relating to web accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies to drive and evangelize best practices.

• Mentors and develops less experienced members of the web team.

• Responds rapidly to continuous changes and troubleshoots issues as they arise.

• Demonstrates expert knowledge in web presentation technologies.

• Translates design requirements and specifications into robust high quality code implementations.

• Performs code unit tests and demonstrates the ability to properly validate functionality of work produced.

• Writes and maintains computer code, programs, and specifications documentation.

• Communicates the status of projects in a timely manner in a clear and concise way.

• Works independently with limited supervision as well as within a team environment.

• Uses Adobe Analytics/DTM to deploy measurement strategies.

• Tracks and analyzes website analytics to assess the performance of current SEO strategies.

• Performs other tasks as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

• Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV.


Required Skills:

• Expert in hand coding in HTML, CSS3, Cascading Style Sheets 3 and JavaScript.

• Excellent command of the jQuery library, as well as other JS libraries.

• Expert in development with web content management systems.

• Proven track record of developing enterprise-grade web front-ends using technologies such as JavaScript, Angular, React, Vue, iOS, and Android SDK's.

• Solid knowledge of mobile app development practices, along with mobile testing tools and techniques.

• Working knowledge with SQL Server 2008.

• Collect and analyze analytical data using Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics to identify trends in our web properties.

• Skilled in responsive web development.

• Expert proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.

• Understanding of mobile landscape.

• Follows web accessibility (Section 508 and WAI) standards.

• Understanding of common UX/UI design patterns, best practices, and standard conventions.

• Proficiency in source code management practices.

• Expertise with debugging code, triaging issues, and providing customer experience enhancing solutions.

• Understanding of managing scalable, cross browser, and cross device code.

Required Experience:

• Five or more years of experience as a Front End Web Developer (HTML, JavaScript, CSS3 and JQuery).

• Three or more years mobile application development experience with iOS and Android.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or relative field a preferred.

• Experience with enterprise-level Content Management Systems as well as open source CMS’s required.

• Experience with web development platforms (ColdFusion, ASP.Net or Java) required.

• Experience with both Windows and Linux server environments required.

• Experience with AJAX Frameworks (Dojo, YUI, ExtJS, Spry, Backbone), Responsive Frameworks (Bootstrap), and mobile web development (HTML5, JQuery Mobile) experience required.

• Demonstrated experience creating wireframes, designing user interfaces, and defining information architecture and navigation for complex web applications and websites required.

• Experience capturing and analyzing web metrics a preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of American Public University System to afford equal opportunity to all qualified persons. We treat all qualified individuals equally as to their recruitment, hiring, assignments, advancements, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment. American Public University System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, or sensory disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.