Front-End Developer

@ Drexel Edu




Job Description

Job no: 494653 Work type: Full-Time Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA Categories: Finance and Administration, Drexel University About Drexel Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Job Summary The Front-End Developer collaborates with user-experience designers and back-end developers to design and develop sophisticated, modern user interfaces for high-volume, large-scale web applications with a focus on mobile-first responsive design; builds and maintains technical knowledge relevant to assigned projects while learning and adapting to new technologies; supports a culture of continuous improvement and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; possesses strong communication and conflict resolution skills; reports for work on time according to schedule; and works occasional nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary. Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain front-end code using technologies such as HTML, CSS/Sass, JavaScript, AJAX, DOM, and modern JavaScript frameworks, such as react.js.
  • Convert annotated visual designs to fully functional web pages with associated assets (HTML, CSS/Sass, images, JavaScript, etc.) while adhering to responsive web design principles with a mobile-first approach.
  • Participate actively in Agile practices by collaborating with product owners, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, and other team members in such activities as grooming user stories with cross-functional development teams, planning sessions, etc.
  • Ensure work products are delivered on-schedule and follow best practices by keeping current with W3C standards of web design and applications, including accessibility guidelines.
  • Identify tasks related to HTML authoring and/or front-end development, estimate effort for front-end development.
  • Contribute and maintain pattern libraries for user interface components.
  • Work with other developers on tasks related to back-end integration, using RESTful web services, APIs, data serialization, JSON, XML, etc.
  • Write unit tests for JavaScript code and working with various build/CI tools.
  • Debug code across different browsers and devices (desktop, mobile, tablet).
  • Analyze and optimize the performance of web pages, help implement Application Performance Monitoring tools. Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2-3 years of experience should be in front-end web development.
  • Candidate must have prior experience developing and maintaining front-end code using technologies such as HTML, CSS/Sass, JavaScript, AJAX, DOM, and modern JavaScript frameworks, such as react.js. Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with Sitecore (CMS) or in a Microsoft/ASP.NET environment is desirable, though not essential.
  • Familiarity with Atomic design principles, Pattern Lab, gulp and similar build tools, react.js and similar front-end frameworks like vue.js, and CSS frameworks is also beneficial but not required. Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table Location University City Additional Information This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of M. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, Instructions to the Applicant Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Advertised: Apr 1 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: May 2 2021 Eastern Daylight Time



Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, known for the nation’s premier co-operative education program.

Hiring process

Hiring Manager: Keyanah Jones

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