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Job Req ID:  12149

Front End Developer

Classified Title: [[Front End Developer]] 
Working Title: [[Front End Developer]] ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB 
Starting Salary Range: [[$42,255-$58,040]]
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hrs per wk]] 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001032-Web 
Personnel area: School of Public Health



The Office of External Affairs encompasses three teams: 1) Communications and Marketing; 2) Development and Constituent Relations and 3) Finance and Administration.


The award-winning Communications and Marketing team provides strategic communications, external and internal communications and marketing services for the School across a variety of digital, print and physical platforms. This includes brand and identity management, digital strategies and web services, editorial and content strategies, visual communications, media and public relations, social media and integrated marketing campaigns.


The School recently completed its Centennial year and is in the final year of a University-wide fundraising campaign, Rising to the Challenge. As the #1 school of public health in the country and the oldest independent, degree-granting school of public health in the world, the Office of External Affairs offers unparalleled opportunities for creative work at the highest levels of excellence.


General Summary/Purpose

The Front-End Developer works on the Communications & Marketing Team within the Office of External Affairs. The role operates under the direction of the Director of Digital Strategy and alongside a team of front- and back-end developers and is responsible for the development and maintenance of websites and web applications managed by the Office. The Bloomberg School is an exciting place to develop your career with the potential for important, creative work. The Communications & Marketing Team is a close-knit, casual but professional team and offers flexible hours, some remote work and generous benefits.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Working closely with the Director of Digital Strategy and the Team’s lead developer, the Front-End Developer will:

  • Collaborate with internal clients from throughout the School:
    • Designing, building and deploying custom content and components
    • Providing UI/UX guidance and expertise
    • Offering general support and troubleshooting
  • Working from wireframes, comps or prototypes, develop and deploy components, pages, templates or sites
  • Will occasionally hand code complex HTML and CSS
  • Build HTML emails for internal and external audiences
  • Perform admin functions on internal and external servers and services
  • Work with outside vendors to facilitate additional development
  • Ensure quality and adherence to School and University brand guidelines


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • At least two years of professional, related work experience
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, and additional relevant experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the * JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Comfortable with CSS languages and methodologies such as SASS, BEM, or SMACSS
  • Basic understanding of JS based build tools like Grunt and Gulp
  • Working knowledge of Git and GitHub
  • Working knowledge of Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar applications
  • An aptitude for visual communication and graphic design
  • Proficiency with mobile-first, progressive enhancement approaches
  • Familiar with WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines and approaches
  • Experience developing modern CMS implementations is preferred
  • Experience with JavaScript creating interactive components a plus
  • Working knowledge of back-end tools such ColdFusion, PHP, and SQL a plus


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Development is just starting on an extensive website redesign and migration project centered around transitioning to a new CMS, Drupal. This migration offers an excellent opportunity to make foundational contributions to planning, design, information architecture, and user experience.
  • The Front-End Developer manages their own short- and long-term deadlines within the overall team schedule and manages multiple projects, deadlines and priorities independently. This is a position well suited to a detail-oriented, motivated self-starter. The level of autonomy afforded provides an opportunity for a motivated candidate seeking increasing responsibility.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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