Front End Web Developer

College Park, Maryland
Dec 02, 2022
Jan 06, 2023
Full Time

Title:                 Front End Web Developer
Department:    ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities

To Apply
Please see the complete job listing and submit your application through the University of Maryland website

Position Summary   
The College of Arts & Humanities at University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a Front End web developer to join the Web and Application Services Group. The Group is in charge of all web-related projects for the College and its units. We implement solutions to meet the complex information needs of the College.

This position will be working with the latest open source web technologies and software development process to meet the growing complex information needs of the College. This position is hands-on and works collaboratively with the development team and users, as well as independently, and serves as the lead front end developer for the team. The qualified candidate should demonstrate strong web application frontend development ability in HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript; expert knowledge in browser compatibility issues; responsive and mobile first design concept; and best practices in front end design and implementation including accessibility issues.

Minimum Qualifications    


  • Bachelor’s Degree required


  • Minimum of three years of web and application development in PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and MySQL required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in leading some or all of the components in web development projects, with focus on front end components
  • Solid understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and workarounds
  • Experience working with open source content management systems
  • Experience applying basic software engineering principles and tools such as version control systems GIT; unit testing implementation; and working in local, development, staging and production environments.
  • Ability to translate user requirements into actionable tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking on new challenges and problem solving, highly motivated and enjoys learning and adapting new web technologies
  • Detail oriented, organized and demonstrate the ability to produce top quality software


  • Degree in computer science, information technology or related-field preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge with some of the following topics are highly desirable:
    • Drupal 7,8,9
    • Drupal theming and module development
    • GIT
    • Angular.js, React.js
    • Mobile App Development
    • VR Development
    • npm, webpack, node
    • CSS preprocessor such as Sass, Less
    • Atlassian Suites – JIRA/Confluence/Bitbucket
    • Mobile and/or responsive design
    • REST architecture
    • JSON
    • UNIX/Linux

Additional Information    
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Campus/College Information  
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks    
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol    
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Diversity Statement   
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To Apply
Please see the complete job listing and submit your application through the University of Maryland website