Job offer available in Scotland Front End Developer at University of Stirling

The Front End Developer will be a member of the Digital Marketing team within the Communications, Marketing and Recruitment Directorate (CMR).

The Directorate plays a key role in supporting delivery of the ambitious targets set out in the University’s Strategic Plan (2016-2021), with a focus on enhancing the University’s profile and global reputation for excellence in student experience, teaching, learning, and research with impact.

We are looking to appoint a front end developer who will maintain and build on the newly launched website and implement future innovation and techniques to sustain and continually enhance the quality and integrity of the University website. 

The candidate will join our experienced team of specialists in development, design, content, UX, and support. We are looking for an experienced front end developer who has worked with a range of content management systems. We require someone who is confident in their abilities, clear in their communication and very user-focused.

Description of Duties

  • Assist with the management of our chosen Content Management Systems (currently Terminal 4) including the building and maintaining of page templates.
  • Develop page templates within our chosen CMSs to meet the needs of the web services team and wider University community.
  • Take a technical lead in projects, including redesign and restructuring and bring relevant people together in order to drive forward new innovation.
  • Produce work which adheres to the digital, web and content guidelines and develop new processes and guidelines (when required).
  • Maintain accessibility standards and ensure a useful, accessible and engaging experience for all users.
  • Ensure that code is high-quality, well-documented, tested and stored appropriately.
  • Develop and design the website as a key University marketing tool; develop and design other digital collateral, including digital-marketing materials, such as HTML email and custom landing-pages with user-tracking.
  • Use CSS, HTML and JavaScript skills appropriately to create engaging, attractive content.
  • Develop effective webpages that are: designed mobile-first (responsive): user-focused; SEO driven.
  • Implement SEO and analyse search engine performance.
  • Collaborate within a multidisciplinary web team including specialists in content, design, UX and support.
  • Liaise with, and give professional advice to, other internal web user-groups, to provide solutions to problems, offer innovations, and anticipate future business needs.
  • Implement proper code management processes to control versioning and release of code.
  • Help design and implement testing procedures to ensure deployed code is robust and secure.
  • Work with other developers on a daily basis, passing on your knowledge and helping to ensure that code is peer-tested and quality-controlled.
  • Work closely with the CMS Administrator and other groups within Marketing, IT and the wider University community to ensure that problems are being solved, needs are being met and future needs are being anticipated.
  • Continuously develop your knowledge based on industry best-practise and seek to continuously improve our processes based on them.
  • Be an active member of the wider directorate team, and carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the line manager, Deputy Director or Director.

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