Front End Web Developer (18 Month Fixed Term, Part-Time (50% FTE) Position)
Job Number: 87420
Front-end Web Developer and Themer
Job Code: 4872 Grade: I
This is an 18 month fixed term, 50% FTE position.
Stanford Web Services (SWS) is an award-winning agency within Stanford University providing web strategy, user experience, visual design, and web development services to the campus community. SWS oversees more than 2,000 websites and is part of University Information Technology (UIT), a 600-person strong organization supporting 100+ services for Stanford.
SWS takes pride in our mission to care for Stanford's ever-evolving web presence, because supporting the research and education mission of a renowned university can make a positive impact in the world. We create beautiful, secure, accessible, and effective websites, including knight-hennessy.stanford.edu, engineering.stanford.edu, ourvision.stanford.edu, and many more. Everyone in SWS works directly with campus clients and partners, and we are committed to problem-solving using friendly and clear communication. Also, we don't just build one website at a time: we build tools to drive better development for everyone. We built a Drupal platform called Stanford Sites, use GitHub to track hundreds of features and products, contribute to open source projects, manage a pattern library for efficient and usable designs, and evolve our products to empower communication by our schools and departments.
SWS is seeking a Front-end Web Developer and Themer to help build a modern web development stack and elevate the experience for our products. In this position you will:
Create accessible, semantically correct, responsive front-ends that function properly across all major browsers and devices.
Establish and evolve a design system of UI components in a pattern library and socialize its utility across the expansive Stanford web community.
Lead front-end development work for teams supporting legacy websites during transition to a more modern stack.
Mentor others in modern web component-oriented development practices using Twig, Drupal, WordPress, React, GraphQL, and Node.
Contribute to product and technical documentation.
The following is the standard job description for this type of position at Stanford and includes information about general responsibilities that might help you decide. If it sounds like a good fit for you, please apply. We're a great team doing great things!
FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPER THEMER
Create and maintain websites. Design, build, and implement new, high quality, high performance web based applications and tools that maximally leverage available technology infrastructure.
Design, implement, and manage CMS-based websites, and interfaces from initial design and architecture through development, test, and deployment.
Work in tandem with back-end developers to implement and maintain features and functionality for Stanford-specific modules and themes.
Research, establish, and enforce code and design standards for maintainability, usability, and accessibility.
Develop and deploy client-side web interface components that interact with relational database management systems that integrate with Stanford's web, authentication, and authorization infrastructure.
Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
A bachelor's degree and three years of increasingly technical work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
We're looking for candidates with expertise in:
Component-oriented development using React/Gatsby/Angular/Web Components/Polymer or equivalent, and Node.
Mobile-first and responsive design principles using front-end frameworks that rely on ES6/9, SASS, and grid systems and balancing progressive enhancement and graceful degradation.
WCAG 2.0 AA web accessibility standards, including the use of semantic HTML and ARIA.
Developing websites using open source tools (Drupal 8, WordPress), languages, libraries, and standards-compliant code.
Working with Git and feature/branch workflows.
Other abilities include:
Ability to work well under pressure with multiple projects in a highly collaborative environment.
Ability to interact positively with and build consensus among a diverse group of colleagues, clients, and senior leadership.
Solid understanding of web standards and usability methods.
Familiarity with browser devices and platform differences and idiosyncrasies, and ability to develop workarounds to accommodate specialized user/client needs and device platforms.
Familiarity with Drupal 8's theme layer and the Twig templating system is beneficial, but not required.
Some experience working with REST APIs, JSON and SOAP and build tools and package managers, such as Yarn and Webpack or similar, is beneficial but not required.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand.
Rarely use a telephone, kneel, crawl, climb ladders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully.
Stanford University's commitment to safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19 extends to ensuring University employees may work from home, or another off-site location, where determined appropriate, whenever necessary through the end of the 2020 calendar year. The department will give reasonable notice when employees are expected to return to work at the Redwood City campus.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Travel locally and cross-university.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We're located in Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus is open and brings together 2,700 staff in a collaborative environment that reflects Stanford's culture and mission. The campus offers amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center. As part of our telecommute options, we have Stanford locations in San Francisco, Newark and San Jose and a supportive work-anywhere program for our Bay Area staff.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter along with your online application.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Location: Business Affairs: University IT (UIT), Redwood City, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.