Front End Web Developer

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Created: October 31, 2011


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Classification: Systems Developer / Engineer Working Title: Front End Web Developer Summary of Duties Serves as a member of the Libraries IT Division Web Implementation Team which is charged with designing, developing and managing innovative web-based applications that support, enhance, and extend the mission of The Ohio State University Libraries. Designs, develops, troubleshoots, implements, and maintains software code for the front end of applications delivered via the Web. Designs and maintains user interface frontend code based on HTML, JavaScript, and/or CSS; creates and maintains template code which interfaces with backend code using PHP, Java and other web programming languages. Converts ideas presented by a graphic designer's raw images and layouts into CSS/XHTML themes. Optimizes developed frontend JavaScript/CSS for scalability and speed. Maintains existing web applications. Works within framework of University IT security standards and guidelines. Creates detailed documentation as part of development process in order to ensure ongoing support of applications. Serves as Quality Assurance Lead for all applications produced by the development team including producing test plans, test cases, automated unit testing, and working closely with usability and accessibility experts on campus. Works with a variety of technical and non-technical staff to design and create web applications. Works closely with Project Managers and other members of the Libraries' IT Division to both develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables. Performs high-level troubleshooting and responds to evening, weekend and holiday emergency service calls when on-call.

Experience (Required): Bachelor's Degree in computer and information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated experience in: Web UI design, development and services including mastery of HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS; XML & XSLT; Java or PHP; UI design methodology; user-centered design; Adobe Creative Suite; code version control; quality assurance & testing; strong analytical and problem solving and excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Experience (Desired): Demonstrated experience in: Web UI programming frameworks (JQuery, Blueprint, SASS); HTML5; web content mgt. systems; web development frameworks; distributed version control systems (Git); ADA req. and security standards and methods for compliance; ability to take initiative and document procedures.

The position is posted at from October 28 through November 6. To apply:<>

Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a comprehensive, state-assisted university offering a complete environment for learning for its 3,000 faculty and 56,000 students. The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a motivated, creative person to join our team charged with designing, developing and managing innovative web-based applications. We offer a stimulating environment and an interdisciplinary team working on a wide array of technology projects and services. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at

Beth Black Associate Professor and Systems Librarian Head, Web Implementation Team Ohio State University Libraries Science and Engineering Library, Room 002A 175 West 18th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43210 614-688-5428<>


Published: Monday, October 31, 2011 16:51 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:47 UTC