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Front-End Web Developer

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Front-End Web Developer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170232
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Looking for a creative and passionate Front-End Web Developer with hands-on experience in building component-based Web UI with modern Javascript frameworks such as React, AngularJS, Vue, Polymer, etc. This position develops, maintains and supports front-end facing software for the Virginia Cyber Range.
The successful candidate will apply specialized knowledge and concepts to the completion of assigned projects to meet the needs and requirements of the Virginia Cyber Range. Projects will involve development and elaboration of a web UI for a cloud-based deployment, using a microservices backend. Responsibilities will range from working independently on multiple complex projects to serving as a technical consultant or a leader of projects. Collaborates effectively with team members to ensure success of projects and systems.
The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate well, have a strong work ethic and organization skills to work independently with minimal supervision, able to adapt quickly to changing requirements

Required Qualifications:

- B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related field, and/or equivalent education and work experience
- Understanding of component-based common web application architecture development model
- Proficiency with Git source code version control
- Experience developing front-end web applications with component- based JavaScript frameworks such as ReactJS, AngularJS/Angular 2, Vue.js or similar technologies
- Experience with HTML5 Web development with CSS3 and JavaScript
- Creative thinker with strong troubleshooting skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

- Strong understanding of web standards, cross-browser compatibility, and CSS-based design
- Significant experience developing front-end web applications within component based Javascript framework ReactJS/Redux with Flow (React compatible type-safety mechanism)
- Experience developing front-end web applications with AngularJS javascript library framework with Typescript (type-safety mechanism)
- Experience with developing and deploying to commodity cloud provider environments such as AWS, Heroku, Linode, GCE, Azure, etc.
- Experience with Agile development methodology & Test Driven development is a plus

Employment Conditions: Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Flexible Work Schedule is defined as 7-4, 8-5 or 9-6. Requires prior authorization from supervisor.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of professional references to Apply to posting #AP0170232. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 7/31/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Cyber Range
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Job Posting Date: 08/22/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/12/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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