About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
The lead web developer is expected to build strong relationships with other university developers in order to align with industry best practices and to implement centralized web strategies
Develop features and maintenance releases for the various frameworks supported by Web Solutions (ie. University design system, WP Theme boilerplate, WP Plugins, etc.)
Ensure codebases have up-to-date, well-documented setup and deployment instructions.
Create scope, specifications and time estimates for varipus web projects.
Establish the standards and practicies for commit messages, pull requests, testing, code style and linting.
Coordinate with other university developers to set development standards that align with industry best practices and implement various centralized web strategies.
Proactively research new web solutions, tools and practices relevant to and beyond the team's technology stack.
Support and Logistics
Create efficiencies in the team's overall workflow by automating repetitive tasks, clearly delegating assignments and appropriately and eliminating any identified work deemed unnecessary.
Manage a backlog of bug fixes and feature requests for various projects.
5+ years experience with web development, or a similar field.
A strong understanding of semantic HTML and CSS including cross-browser compatibility, performance, and WCAG accessibility compliance.
Proven experience with PHP for modern WordPress theme and plugin development (familiarity with Laravel and the Roots WP tools a plus).
Experience creating custom blocks with Gutenberg.
Experience building reusable web patterns and components, ideally in the context of an organization's design system.
Experience with TailwindCSS, VueJS, AlpineJS.
Experience with third party integrations and client-side APIs
Experience with Git, PostCSS, linting and task runners such as Webpack.
Experience with Figma, Sketch or other collaborative design tools.
Familiarity with continuous integration and delivery
Able to collaborate effectively and communicate clearly with technical and non-technical clients.
Able to provide a code-based portfolio through a link to a GitHub profile or source files from a project.
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 12
Additional Information: A criminal background check is required for this role.
This is a remote opportunity.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.