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Harvard University Front-end Web Designer/Develop in Cambridge, Massachusetts

52422BRAuto req ID:52422BRJob Code:I0756P Applications Professional II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Front-end Web Designer/DeveloperSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Sample submissions of past design work with application preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in design or computer science preferred

  • Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and an ability to adapt to the rapidly changing technologies inherent in web development.

  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, and web marketing principles

  • Extensive experience with hand-coded HTML/CSS and strong commitment to web standards.

  • Experience designing for human factors and UX

  • Experience with source control systems (particularly git) a plus.

  • Comfort with JavaScript and CSS libraries such as jQuery, Vue

  • Ability to conceptualize and articulate ideas for new or enhanced designs and interactive capabilities, and to communicate and collaborate effectively with a team to carry them out.

  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment with high standards for quality and accuracy.

Additional Information:

The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 10,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Department:Division of Continuing EducationPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Schedule is flexible and to be determined upon hiring.Job Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Division of Continuing Education EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Independently perform comprehensive applications/web development for project of medium to large size and complexity; work as part of a team to implement business solutions. Write basic code of moderate complexity and maintain related documentation.Typical Core Duties:

  • Participate fully in software development life cycle

  • Support technical solutions to deliver business requirements

  • Troubleshoot problems and suggest improvements to coding practices

  • Act as technical liaison to internal clients

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Join a small team of designers, developers, editors, and marketing specialists to help design and build high-quality websites for Harvard's Division of Continuing Education. Our team creates the public-facing marketing websites for Harvard Extension School, Harvard Summer School, Harvard Professional Development, and other programs within the division. You will have an opportunity to demonstrate your excellent web design and development skills on high-profile, high-traffic projects. Working closely with the project lead and stakeholders, you will develop and maintain complex, high-quality, high-visibility websites. In return, you'll get a gratifying work experience, plus the outstanding benefits, competitive pay, and extensive learning opportunities that Harvard has to offer.


  • As part of the web team, handles requests for site changes using a wide variety of web technologies

  • Design, develop, test, and maintain DCE websites using standard conventions and best-practices

  • Work with third-party designers to render concepts and prototypes into functional web pages

  • Styling of views, panels, templates and pages in WordPress, HubSpot, Drupal

  • Source, create, and maintain assets for websites such as illustrations, photographs, logos, infographics

  • Advise team about best-practices for UX, site-flow. Conduct usability and UX testing

  • Typography implementation for sites

  • Javascript development for UI widgets

  • Monitor adherence to visual style guide and accessibility standards

  • Stay current with standards and laws regarding web usability, design, coding, CSS, scripting languages, browser compatibility, and accessibility issues

  • Learn new skills as needed

  • Manage Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager installation and tracking for all projects within DCE