Front End Developer – Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA

The JavaScript UI developer creates wireframes, mockups, and paper prototypes to fully develop an understanding of the end user’s workflows and interactions. The developer then works with the web application developers to create the entire web stack, including user interface, for that product. This Front End Developer must be capable of hand-coding all work. All projects will be responsive web development.

Type of Recruitment Knowledge, skills and abilities

Considerable knowledge of web application development and deployment, including software development lifecycle. Considerable knowledge of the practices, policies and procedures used in building highly interactive and visually appealing web application interfaces using hand-coded JavaScript. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to hand-code using HTML5, CSS3, and AJAX.

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Level and type of experience

Considerable experience in building JavaScript web applications. Considerable experience with interface design. Considerable experience in designing interface for web-based systems and back-end integration. Some experience in learning technology development and deployment, including software development lifecycle.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification

Considerable knowledge of user interface design and web best practices. Considerable knowledge of cross-browser compatible UI development. Considerable knowledge of best practices in Interaction design, responsive design, mobile/tablet UI UX, accessibility, 508 Compliance, and WCAG 2.0. Some knowledge of JS libraries (e.g., jQuery, Backbone, Angular, Underscore, D3, Raphael). Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to use AngularJS, EmberJS, Express for front-end JavaScript development. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems & Technology or in related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Some experience coding and deploying responsive designs. Some back-end programming experience with Node.js.

Conditions of Employment

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel. Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

This is an open until filled recruitment. This recruitment may close after the five-day required posting period when a suitable pool of applicants has been generated.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience

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General Public

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Close Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

Programming Portfolio that provides links to websites the applicant has worked on, along with explanations of the skills he/she leveraged and learned while working on each project.

Criminal Background Check

The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

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Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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