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Junior Front End Developer

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date:

Job Overview:

The Junior Front-end Developer works with the DevOps team to develop the overall look, design, and functionality of web applications across IRC’s enterprise systems. The right candidate has knowledge of web application development and can build user interfaces from wireframes using HTML5, CSS3, and various JS libraries and frameworks. Overall, they support the IRC’s ability to deliver high-quality web content in support of its work and mission!

Major Responsibilities:

1.     Front-end development of web apps, website templates (Service Now, Interact, Springboard, iRaiser, Rescue Gifts), and other software as a service or content management system templates

2.     Develops and maintains IRC's digital initiatives quick start guide intranet site

3.     Works in close collaboration with multi-functional teams (Design/Content/Analysts, Developers) to ensure development projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with high quality.

4.     Ensures that the design is consistent with organizational brand guidelines where applicable

5.     Partners with QA on end-to-end testing

6.     Partners with developers in documenting projects and processes

7.     Works closely with creative teams to creates tools and features that enhance the User’s Experience on IRC web apps

8.     Ensures websites are accessible across IRC supported platforms and browsers

9.     Fixes UI issues or bugs that arise

10.  Contributes to building out forms and components in the Pattern Library as well as Reusable Components Library

11.  Advocate/liaison for Accessibility Development

Job Requirements:

Work Experience-Minimum:

Relevant experience/Coursework covering web development, Web UIs, CMS

Work Experience-Preferred:

  1. Intermediate knowledge of at least 3 of the following: HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JQuery, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, MSSQL, AngularJS, ReactJS, NodeJS
  2. Experience in evaluating visual design for web development
  3. Familiarity in web analytics and tracking web important metrics using Google Analytics, GTM, or similar
  4. Passionate about coding accessible websites using mobile first and responsive design, User Experience (UX), and Web Usability (ADA & WCAG).
  5. Experience collaborating with UX design and content teams
  6. Experienced with multilingual display of right-to-left languages and non-English character sets
  7. Experience auditing front-end architecture
  8. Agile development methodology
  9. Version Control – Git
  10. Familiar with front end design systems – Patternlab

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Minimum:

  • Web development using HTML5, CSS3, and client-side scripting using any of the following libraries: JQuery, AngularJS, ReactJS, NodeJS.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills

Preferred:

  • Pattern-based, mobile-first design experience
  • Experience in cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Experience with a CMS a plus
  • Has used version control to collaborate with other developers on projects using Git

Education:

Minimum: Associates Degree and related coursework in front end development

Preferred: Coursework in Computer/Information Science or equivalent work experience)

Language Skills:  None

Licenses or Certifications: None required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).  

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