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Front-end Developer

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

56057BRAuto req ID:56057BRJob Code:I0757P Applications Professional III Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Front-end DeveloperSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills: + Strong working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript + Experience with React, TypeScript and Webpack, Node, and command line + Familiar with git and workflows for collaboration (GitFlow, Github Flow or similar) + Strong demonstration of engineering maturity: + Commitment to writing readable, maintainable, testable, documented code + Ability to survey the end technology landscape to identify solutions to problems + Good grasp of asynchronous programming + Appreciation and enthusiasm for open-source software and its best practices + Appreciation and enthusiasm for functional programming + Interest in data visualization + Comfort with communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences + Able to adapt to an ever-changing role that's oriented towards solving current challenges + Willingness to explore and learn new technologies + Interested in economic policy and social policy problems and solutions + A proactive, self-starting and collaborative approach to your work + Minimum two years' additional post-secondary education or relevant work experience + Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment + Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor Additional Information: As part of the interview process, applicants should be prepared to provide and present demo samples of professional work that best demonstrates relevant capabilities. This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment through December 31, 2022 with very strong possibility of renewal. We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship.Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks.Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment. Please note: This is an in-person/on campus position based in Cambridge, MA, with possible flexible work options. Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/ . Salary Range: $69,100 - $116,100Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity. Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingAt Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership-because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. (https://www.hks.harvard.edu/more/about/diversity-inclusion-and-belonging) Harvard Kennedy School's mission is to improve public policy and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, free, just, and sustainably prosperous. Our teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners focus on these priorities: + Protecting security, freedom, and human rights + Strengthening democracy + Advancing social justice + Increasing economic well-being + Enhancing sustainability + Improving public leadership and management You can be part of this endeavor. Explore and learn more about Harvard Kennedy School (https://www.hks.harvard.edu/) .Harvard offers a generous benefits package including: + Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. + Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. + Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. + Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. + Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. + Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. Department:Wiener CenterPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Typical Core Duties:+ Participate fully in software development life cycle+ Implement and support technical solutions to deliver business requirements+ Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve services+ Contribute ideas to coding best practices and new technologies+ Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients+ Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of ConductBasic Qualifications:+ Minimum of two years' post-secondary education or relevant work experienceCertificates and Licenses:+ Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferredWorking Conditions:+ Work is performed in an office settingJob-Specific Responsibilities: As a front-end developer, you will: + Set high performance standards across MWC Data Viz Lab software applications + Lead the front-end development of aesthetically pleasing, single-page web applications in clean, cross-browser, mobile friendly and standards-compliant HTML/CSS/JavaScript + Work with academic researchers and other developers across the software lifecycle + Maintain up-to-date documentation for all relevant front-end aspects + Help to optimize our Google Analytics + Solve a variety of front-end related bugs, maintenance issues and researcher technology issues + Present aspects of your work at staff meetings and events Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:..

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Front-end Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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