Associate Front End Web Developer and Themer
Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 4, 2021
Stanford Web Services is seeking an Associate 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
- Collaborate with visual and user experience professionals,
front- and back-end developers, and strategists to create
sophisticated digital experiences using CSS, HTML, and modern
- Create accessible, semantically correct, responsive front-ends
that function accurately across all major browsers and
- Help to evolve a design system of UI components in a pattern
library and socialize its utility across the expansive Stanford web
- Polish your skills with the support of mentors and peers in
modern web component-oriented development practices using Twig,
Drupal, WordPress, React, GraphQL, and Node.
- Contribute to product and technical documentation.
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. SWS is a geographically
diverse team spanning much of North America, from Rhode Island to
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,
earth.stanford.edu, and many more. Everyone in SWS works directly
with campus clients and partners and is committed to
problem-solving using friendly and clear communication. 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!
Education & Experience:
A bachelor's degree and three years of increasingly technical
work experience, or a combination of education and relevant
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,
WordPress), languages, libraries, and standards-compliant
- 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
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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,
- Enviable resources: Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing
incentives, discounts and more!
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the
"Apply for Job" button. To be considered, please submit your rsum
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
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.
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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4872
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: I
- Requisition ID: 89606
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