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WAMU User Experience Developer (15235)

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20008

Company: American University

WAMU 88.5 is seeking a User Experience Developer

 

If you seek to join a mission-driven organization and are excited to exercise your UX design, programming and project management skills, you may be the candidate we’re looking for.

 

WAMU is Washington DC’s leading public radio station for NPR news and information. It’s our mission to connect Washingtonians with each other and the world through balanced, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining programs of the highest quality. 

 

As User Experience Developer, you will report to the Director of Digital Media and collaborate closely with the Web Developers and departments across the organization to design, build, refine and deploy frontend digital products ranging from websites (wamu.org, dcist.com, the1a.org and others) to voice controlled applications and email newsletters. Your responsibilities will evolve over time, but you will cast a vision for design practices and remain a steadfast advocate for user-centered design.

Summary/Objective

The User Experience Developer joins a growing technology team to support WAMU’s commitment to user-centered design and audience demand for frictionless, intuitive user interfaces. The position casts a vision for design practices across a suite of digital products and is a hands-on, collaborative participant in the implementation of this vision.

 

The User Experience Developer reports to the Director of Digital Media and collaborates closely with the Web Developers and departments across the organization to design, build, refine and deploy frontend digital products ranging from websites (wamu.org, dcist.com, the1a.org and others) to voice controlled applications and email newsletters.

Work Environment

  • This position is considered essential staff under American University’s personnel policies

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Team Leader/Consultant B

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Associate's degree or equivalent

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience

  • A portfolio highlighting previous design and web development work

  • Fluency in software development processes and methodologies as well as internet-based development tools

  • Familiarity with modern software engineering concepts

  • Hands-on experience with WordPress theming

  • Advanced hands-on knowledge of HTML, CSS, CSS preprocessors such as SASS, JavaScript, and other Web development/production tools

  • Experience building sites/applications with JavaScript libraries, especially React.js

  • Experience with version control, such as GIT

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check


 

Current American University Employees:

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Contact Us:

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.

 

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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