Full Time / College Park, MD
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.
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