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March 14, 2024

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Job Description

Title: Frontend Web Developer

Department: ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities, University of
Maryland, College Park

To Apply

Please see the complete job listing and submit your application through the
University of Maryland website

Position Summary/Purpose of Position

This position will be working with the latest open source web technologies and software development process to meet the growing complex
information needs of the College. This position is hands-on and works collaboratively with the development team and users, as well as
independently, and serves as the lead front end developer for the team. The qualified candidate should demonstrate strong web application
frontend development ability in HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript; expert knowledge in browser compatibility issues; responsive and mobile
first design concept; and best practices in front end design and implementation including accessibility issues.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and


  • Minimum of three years of web and application development in PHP,
    JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and MySQL required
  • Experience in leading some or all of the frontend components for a web-based website or
    application projects including design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance
  • Experience with at least one
    open-source content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress.
  • Experience with at least one version control system such as
  • Experience in unit testing implementation; and working in local, development, staging and production environments

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Solid understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills for identifying, locating, and fixing errors and defects in software code,
    as well as preventing the same errors from happening in the future..
  • Strong analytical skills for thinking logically, critically,
    and creatively in solving problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to translate
    user requirements into actionable tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Self-starter who
    enjoys taking on new challenges and problem solving, highly motivated and enjoys learning and adapting new web technologies
  • Detail
    oriented, organized and demonstrate the ability to produce top quality software


  • Degree in computer science, information technology or related-field preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge with some of the
    following topics are highly desirable:

    • Drupal 7+, preferably Drupal 10
    • Drupal theming and module development
    • Twig
    • Angular.js, React.js
    • Mobile App Development
    • VR Development
    • npm, webpack, node
    • CSS
      preprocessor such as Sass, Less
    • Atlassian Suites – JIRA/Confluence/Bitbucket
    • Mobile and/or responsive design
    • REST architecture
    • JSON
    • UNIX/Linux

Additional Information

  • Salary: $80k – $100k commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of
    eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
  • The University also offers a comprehensive
    benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health,
    Dental, Vision, and Prescription coverage
  • This is an in-person position. Telework may be available subject to approval.
  • People who identify with historically marginalized groups based on gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality are especially encouraged to

Best Consideration Date


Campus/College Information

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is
just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This
unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think
tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound
and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining
outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and
full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of
employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically
disqualify you from employment.

To Apply

Please see the complete job listing and submit your application
through the University of Maryland website

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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