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Director of Front-End Development

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The University of Maryland Digital Experience team is looking for a Director of Front-End Development to lead a small team of front-end developers who translate design assets and dynamic content into engaging, accessible experiences. This person will collaborate with diverse campus stakeholders, mentor the team and contribute on a regular basis. The Director will also collaborate with design, marketing, communications, analytics and backend technology teams. The ideal candidate will have experience building complex, personalized, responsive, templated digital experiences powered by a central content management system. Must be self-directed with the ability to manage time across many projects and competing priorities, meet agreed upon deadlines, and be accountable for work. The ability to toggle between coding and managing a must. Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.): Bachelor’s degree required; preference in design, interactive design, computer science, or a related field Experience: Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the digital field, as well as demonstrated experience in a supervisory role. The successful candidate must also have experience integrating web services via API, be familiar with web accessibility standards (especially WCAG 2.1 AA), and possess experience with wireframing and prototyping. They must also have experience brainstorming campaign development and web project lifecycle from research, planning, design, development, QA, implementation and maintenance stages. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Astute critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to think creatively and justify concepts * Willingness to expand and learn new techniques, tools, and skills as the industry evolves * Exceptional HTML, JavaScript and CSS knowledge * Knowledge of typography, color theory, grids, visual hierarchy, universal design principles * Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously * Solid understanding of digital creation tools; including Sketch App, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, Terminal and/or Sublime Text * Usability testing, site speed optimization and web accessibility skills * Ability to produce microsites from concept to launch * Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them * Knowledge of version control frameworks such as GitHub and GitLab * Knowledge of methods, procedures, techniques and technology available for web, tablet, mobile and digital projects * Demonstrated ability to craft exquisite experiences using web markup including latest HTML, JS and CSS languages Apply:

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