Stanford Web Services (SWS) is seeking a Senior React / JAM Stack Web Developer to help build modern, statically generated websites that integrate with multiple third party applications. If using Git workflows and modern build tools, pre-rendered content served out to CDNs and made dynamic through APIs and serverless functions is your 'JAM', then this job is for you.
In this position you will:
Collaborate with visual and user experience designers, senior- and architect-level developers, strategists, and project managers to create sophisticated digital experiences using technologies such as React, Gatsby, GraphQL, Storyblok, and Netlify.
Work in an agile environment that includes stand ups, story grooming, and peer review.
Create accessible, semantically correct, responsive front-ends that function consistently and accurately across all major browsers and devices.
Implement user interfaces, with personalization and contextualization from third party data sources, including Algolia, Oracle, and custom-built APIs.
Supervise, mentor, and check the work of other developers in modern web component-oriented development practices.
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 is responsible for more than 3,400 websites and is part of University Information Technology (UIT), a 600-person strong organization supporting 100+ services for Stanford. SWS is a geographically diverse team spanning much of North America, from Rhode Island to British Columbia.
SWS takes pride in our mission to care for Stanford's ever-evolving web presence, because supporting the research and education mission of a world-class university can make a positive impact in the world. We build beautiful, secure, accessible, and effective websites, including giving.stanford.edu, students.alumni.stanford.edu, engineering.stanford.edu, earth.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. In this position you will work with Stanford Web Services to re-architect and modernize the Stanford Alumni Association's and the Stanford Office of Development's web portfolios. These two groups are a critical part of the extensive Alumni and Development Applications Platform Transition (ADAPT) initiative.
SWS uses GitHub to track hundreds of features and products, contributes to open source projects, manages a pattern library for efficient and usable designs, and evolves our products to empower communication by our schools and departments.
As a part of the Stanford community, we encourage a culture of real work-life balance; signing off at a reasonable hour is how life should be. Our group includes musicians, a brewer, a master gardener, an ultra marathoner, a lunchtime Zumba-enthusiast, a champion marksman, and many loving parents. We like what we do and other things, too!
Why Stanford Is for You
Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Ponder what the world would be like without the 'World Wide Web'. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. SWS is part of Stanford's diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff that support this mission. We seek talented people who are 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 TED Talk, a 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.
Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Strong visual acuity.
* - 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 the job.
May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
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 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 June 2021. The department will give reasonable notice when employees are expected to return to work at the Redwood City campus.
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.
Stanford is an equal employment 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.
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.