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Front End Developer

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
IT Support and Training

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Director, University Relations and Creative Director, the front end developer will play a crucial role in the Create Studio for University Relations. The front end developer will collaborate with designers, stakeholders, writers and others to create accessible, clean, well functioning front end code for web and other digital communication.

Working with a dynamic team, the front end developer will build and maintain mobile first templates for the Adobe Experience Manager content management system (CMS) to be used by,, and other constituents around the university. They will also provide front end solutions to a number of digital projects focused on engaging with strategic audiences. These projects will set the stage for a university wide initiative to embrace a digitally focused, audience centered approach to communication. Leading the charge for solving web functionality across the top platforms in advancement which include VT News, campaign site and the philanthropy site.

The ideal candidate will show initiative in solving problems, and will work well as a member of a team or as a lead. We are looking for a self starter, who is eager to learn, and fun to work with. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker, who approaches projects with the end user in mind. They should be excited to work in an inclusive, fast paced, and energetic environment.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant field.

Must know HTML, CSS, JQuery, JavaScript.

Experience with developing code that meets accessibility standards.

Experience with theming, template design for a content management system.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with LESS, SASS, or similar systems.

Experience with responsive web design and responsive email design.

Experience with Subversion, GIT or similar version control system.

Experience with Adobe Experience Manager.

Experience with Agile workflow for development.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experiencce

Review Date

February, 4 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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