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Senior Web Front-End Developer

Are you interested in making your mark by being a primary contributor in defining the new Web production standards for a new Content Management System (CMS) implementation at one of the nation’s top ranked universities? Then Georgetown University Information Services is the place for you. Georgetown University’s Web development group is an energetic, forward-thinking team providing professional Web services to Georgetown University clients through the customization and enhancement of our CMS.

The Senior Web Front-End Developer is the lead in developing client side functionality for university web sites and for converting graphic design mock ups into standards compliant Web pages. The University is currently upgrading its Web CMS, creating a unique opportunity for this position to define the standards and templates within the Web production process. This position is expected to be a primary contributor in redefining the University’s Web presence through usability testing, adoption of accepted accessibility principles, and contributing to performance standards for site delivery.

Key responsibilities include creating valid, accessible markup, CSS for all presentational aspects of Web sites, integrating Web applications, coding in JavaScript, and leveraging available technologies such as JavaScript Libraries and the Google and Flickr APIs. Expert knowledge of the latest in accessibility specifications and best practices is also required.

Minimum Requirements:

• 5+ years of Web development

• Expertise in semantic markup, CSS, HTML, JQuery, JavaScript, and Ajax

• Strong understanding of designing site functionality, interaction, information architecture, usability, and accessibility

• Strong understanding of Web CMS concepts

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks with strict deadlines

Required Information:

Along with your resume, please send a cover letter and a link to your online portfolio or samples of your Web design work.

About Us:

Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses in Washington, DC.

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