Front-End Developer - Office of University Communications
Job ID: R0041367 | Software Engineering and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Office of University Communications seeks a Front-End Developer to join our Digital Unit. The Front-End Developer will work alongside another Front-End Developer and a Back-End Developer to execute digital, search, and content strategies for the University's main institutional platforms. The successful candidate should be motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming and must be able to translate flat design files to clean, accessible, and sometimes interactive user experiences. The Front-End Developer will work in partnership with designers and content producers across the organization in a collaborative environment that is both demanding and supportive.

Front-end executions and approaches that bring to life UX strategy, creative design, or ad hoc improvements. This will include stand-alone digital storytelling (articles, video players, photography), advertising and creative campaigns, and enhancements to digital platforms, including,, and

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in web design, web development, computer science, or related discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Required Experience: Up to one year of professional experience.
  • Preferred Experience: One or more years in an office setting.

Required Competencies:
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • SVG animations
  • Working with a CMS
  • Adobe Suite
  • Microsoft suite
  • Testing/debugging
  • Responsive development

Preferred Competencies:
  • Drupal
  • UX/UI design
  • User testing
  • Optimizing sites for speed

  • Detail-focused
  • Deadline-driven
  • Up to date on emerging technologies, design trends, and usability best practices.

Anticipated Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience.

It is our privilege to tell the remarkable and evolving story of the University of Virginia. We are writers, artists, planners + programmers, strategists, and communicators proudly celebrating, promoting, and publicizing UVA's iconic reputation, accomplishments, and history. Visit our website to find an overview of our latest work, an introduction to our team, and further communications resources.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter at

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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