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The Full-Stack Developer works in both the front and back ends of the web environment, collaborating with a small team of designers and developers, as well as other content creators in the Office of Communications. They will develop new tools for journalists and storytellers to tell traditional and rich media stories, rapidly iterating based on the needs of the department.
Collaborating well under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment is a must. Like all staff members in the Office of Communications, the Full-Stack Developer will occasionally be required to work outside of regular business hours, including weekends.
What stands us apart: We offer a highly competitive benefit package, including tuition waivers for that master's degree or certificate you've been thinking about. Other current offerings include discounts on technology products, health and fitness programs, generous retirement programs, and professional development opportunities. The Full-Stack Developer is based on Northeastern's Boston campus.
WordPress theme and plugin development experience
Experience with data visualization
Working knowledge of task runners and bundling/deployment tools (Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, etc.)
Excellent work ethic and a positive attitude
Great sense of humor and the ability to communicate with others, including non-technical people | Respect for code quality and deadlines
Git & GitHub version control
Familiar with accessibility standards and best practices
Experience in a journalism/storytelling-driven environment is a plus. Experience in higher education is neither necessary, nor desired.
Great if you also have:
Knowledge of Advanced Custom Fields for WordPress
Familiarity with server, network, and hosting environments
Experience using APIs, visualizing data, including creating maps, charts and other interactive functionalities (D3, R or other)
Experience in a newsroom-type environment
Know UI / UX best practices | Experience with analytics tools
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.
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