Job Description Interactive Design is a piece of Boston University's award-winning Creative Services group. Nestled within the department of Marketing & Communications on West Campus, the ID team is always bustling with innovative designers, wicked smart developers, and colorful copywriters, all of whom have a deep knowledge and passion for BU culture. If you're passionate and conscientious and love to design, develop, test, & launch interactive projects from large websites to editorial stories to mobile applications, this is a place for you. You'll work closely with a team of strategists, project managers, designers, and developers while ensuring the project meets high quality standards and addresses the clients strategic goals. All while being around some nice people.
What you'll do: You'll work on designing and developing interactive projects of many different sizes and complexities. For some of our largest, and most immersive projects you'll participate in creating great sites like the Undergraduate Admissions website, The Howard Thurman Center, or even some of our most strategically important websites.
Build reusable code and libraries for future use
Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
Maintain a state-of-the-art understanding of current and emerging tools and technology
Be a great front-end designer/developer, while still having a life beyond the office Boston University has a rich legacy of serving its students, faculty, and staff, as well as the communities beyond campus.
If you want to become a part of this legacy and take advantage of competitive benefits and professional and personal growth opportunities, we want to hear from you. Don't miss this opportunity--Apply now! Marketing & Communications at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all can thrive.
Required Skills Please include a link to your portfolio for consideration.
B.A./B.S. in computer science with five to eight years of experience or equivalent professional experience in a related field.
Strong understanding of HTML5 and CSS3.
Good understanding of WordPress.
Proactive in keeping abreast of the latest WordPress evolution and best practices.
Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues.
Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt.
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
Strong leadership skills and ability to mentor and guide staff on industry best practices and lead the effort on large-scale university projects.
Extraordinary oral and written communication skills.
Ability to define and review project scope & estimate Interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously with limited supervision.
Ability to work on teams with colleagues from several BU departments/organizations.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Grade 50
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