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Full Stack Developer

Company: Northeastern University
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About the OpportunityNortheastern University's award-winning communications operation is looking for a Full-Stack Developer to join a team of creative storytellers, including designers, developers, news reporters, multimedia, social media and media relations professionals. The Full-Stack Developer excels in HTML5, PHP (WordPress in particular), CSS3 and JavaScript. You must be well-versed in U/I and U/X and data visualization and able to bring great designs to life that translate complex information in an engaging way for a wide range of audiences. You must love developing new tools and reusable components in a fast-paced environment. You must be able to take complex information and data and make it relatable with superb functionality. You'll be joining a curious, innovative and hard-working team of journalists, editors, media relations professionals, and social media producers who love creativity and collaboration. We value those who solve problems, bring ideas and are not afraid to experiment. We also value those who take responsibility for managing their own time and projects without missing deadlines.Responsibilities: The Full-Stack Developer works in both the front and back ends of the web environment, collaborating with a small team of designers and developers, as well as other content creators in the Office of Communications. They will develop new tools for journalists and storytellers to tell traditional and rich media stories, rapidly iterating based on the needs of the department.As a critical member of a digital news operation, the developer will primarily use their skills in PHP, Javascript, React, and jQuery to deliver WordPress-based functional and creative projects with maintainable and scalable code and interfaces designed with the user in mind. They will create beautiful, engaging, and interactive experiences to tell stories focused on a wide range of topics, including research, experiential learning, teaching, entrepreneurship, and faculty expertise as part of the digital newsroom.Collaborating well under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment is a must. Like all staff members in the Office of Communications, the Full-Stack Developer will occasionally be required to work outside of regular business hours, including weekends.What stands us apart: We offer a highly competitive benefit package, including tuition waivers for that master's degree or certificate you've been thinking about. Other current offerings include discounts on technology products, health and fitness programs, generous retirement programs, and professional development opportunities. The Full-Stack Developer is based on Northeastern's Boston campus.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree4+ years of experience working in both the front and back end of development, working familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript and reactWordPress theme and plugin development experienceExperience with data visualizationWorking knowledge of task runners and bundling/deployment tools (Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, etc.)Excellent work ethic and a positive attitudeGreat sense of humor and the ability to communicate with others, including non-technical people - Respect for code quality and deadlinesGit & GitHub version controlFamiliar with accessibility standards and best practicesExperience in a journalism/storytelling-driven environment is a plus.Experience in higher education is neither necessary, nor desired.Great if you also have:Knowledge of Advanced Custom Fields for WordPressFamiliarity with server, network, and hosting environmentsExperience using APIs, visualizing data, including creating maps, charts and other interactive functionalities (D3, R or other)Experience in a newsroom-type environmentKnow UI / UX best practices - Experience with analytics toolsPosition TypeInformation TechnologyAdditional InformationNortheastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Keywords: Northeastern University, Boston , Full Stack Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Boston, Massachusetts

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