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Front-End Web Developer

Luther College

Decorah, Iowa, USA 52101 | Posted: 7 months ago

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The Front-End Web Developer is responsible for the coding, usability and layout of the Luther College website. As the role takes into consideration both user experience and function, a certain level of both graphic design and programming experience is necessary. With a new brand strategy rolling out, this person will play a key role in implementing the branding into the design and layout of the website, as well as working with departments across campus to make updates, changes and additions to the site. This person will be a core part of the digital marketing team led by the director of digital marketing, working alongside the senior web software developer to execute user-centered design and front-end web programming.

This position is open to remote candidates with the understanding that regularly scheduled, on-campus work time will be required. As such, applicants located in the Midwest are highly preferred. This person will work with a remote-friendly team, using communication tools such as Slack, Google Hangouts, Pivotal Tracker, and Basecamp to collaborate and stay connected.

A bachelor's degree in a related field is required along with: 3-5 years of front-end developing experience, expert knowledge of HTML5/Javascript/ES6/SCSS/CSS, familiarity with and capable of implementing front-end UI that is compliant with ADA accessibility, experience working an open-source PHP-based CMS, ability to provide consultation and insight throughout an upcoming CMS change from the Reason CMS, firm understanding of UI/UX principles and best practices to ensure useful and accurate site analytics, strong competency in responsive, mobile-first layouts, familiarity with frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation, and must have used progressive libraries such as React.js or Vue.js for building user interfaces, demonstrated involvement in developing, analyzing and implementing digital testing strategies, working knowledge of technical SEO, demonstrated involvement in developing, analyzing and implementing digital testing strategies, and exceptional Agile development skills. Familiarity with source control systems such as Git are a plus.

Luther College offers an excellent benefit package including a generous retirement contribution, competitive health insurance premiums, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependents.

Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal.

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