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Front End Web Developer

OmniUpdate is looking for a talented Front End Web Developer with a strong JavaScript skillset. The Front End Web Developer will create highly innovative and interactive interfaces for web, mobile, and social applications. The top candidate is someone who communicates effectively and has a solid understanding of various JavaScript libraries, implementations from design mock-ups, and complex CSS. This is not a telecommuting position.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Develop cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device applications using CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript
  • Utilize different JavaScript libraries such as Backbone.js, jQuery and AngularJS
  • Given design mock ups, use HTML5 and CSS3 to create functional web pages
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving skills—adaptable, proactive, and willing to take ownership
  • Be able to eagerly present ideas in a group setting
  • Contribute to product and UI/UX specifications

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Demonstrable experience with all of the following:
    • JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, YUI, or underscore
    • CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap 
    • CSS preprocessor such as Sass or LESS
    • Complex CSS layouts
  • Previous work experience with the following:
    • CMS such as Wordpress or Drupal
    • Version Control Systems, preferably Distributed VCS such as Git or Mercurial.
    • JavaScript development exerience with a deep understanding of JavaScript fundamentals.
    • JavaScript web application frameworks such as Backbone, AngularJS, React, etc.
  • Good sense of best web design and user experience practices.
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in emerging technologies and a passion for programming
  • Candidates with code samples on github or a personal website will be given strong consideration.

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • 2+ years professional experience with JavaScript
  • Experience with the following web technologies:
    • jQuery
    • Backbone
    • Handlebars (or other HTML templating solution)
    • LESS (or other CSS preprocessor)
    • async.js
    • Bootstrap
    • RESTful APIs
    • Git experience a plus

What you’ll gain:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Learning opportunities
  • Excellent health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous contributions to insurance for dependent(s)
  • Flexible schedules
  • Paid company holidays and paid time off (PTO)
  • Professional development

During the interview process, be prepared to share examples of completed work.

OmniUpdate® is the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education. The company focuses on providing an exceptional customer experience to its 40,000+ OU Campus™ CMS users who manage more than 700 college and university websites in the U.S. and around the world. OU Campus is secure and scalable, and empowers institutions to effectively manage their web and mobile presence by taking advantage of the latest technologies through its complete feature set, extensible tools, deployment flexibility, and community resources. For more information, visit www.omniupdate.com/company/careers.

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