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Front-End Web Developer-Information Technologist

University Advancement Web Information Technologist

The Front-End Web Developer-Information Technologist will play an important role in the development of web design and layout, user interface, user experience and will assist with content strategy for University Advancement to produce eye catching, polished and professional web content that will be consumed on a multitude of devices (iPhone, iPad, Laptop, etc.). In addition, this team member will be responsible for maintaining the current code base, testing web functionality, recommending design patterns, as well as suggesting and implementing process improvements for the delivery of web content. The team member will work closely with internal and external, technical and non-technical partners within University Advancement to deliver memorable experiences, and custom content that is easy to navigate and aligns with the overall mission of advancement.

Required: A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; three years of related and progressively more expansive work experience in front end web development and design. The ability to deal with a matrix driven environment.

Proficiency in HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3 and JavaScript/jQuery is essential. A working knowledge of a web development language (e.g. ColdFusion, PHP, ASP, .NET, Java, etc.), web development tools, standards and technologies (RESTful Services, AJAX, JSON, XML, etc.) including automation of tasks. Additional proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver or Eclipse is required. Candidate should possess good working knowledge of minimum requirements and/or have an equivalent combination of education and experience.

A working knowledge of terminology and concepts related to the Internet. Must comply with current standards for web development and best practices in areas of layout, navigation, usability, accessibility and browser compatibility.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Mr. Randy Brown, Director of Web Service at

All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web-based system (MAP). The URL for this website is Please indicate the position number of 9065 or 9072 when submitting your application.

An electronic version of this posting is available at – follow the “Career Opportunities” link.

Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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