• WCMS Front-End Developer

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Public Trust
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VariQ is seeking a Drupal Web Content Management System (WCMS) Front-End Developer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Throughout the project, the candidate will work closely with Project Management and internal/external teams to define and prioritize functionality; execute agile scrum processes, and deliver rapid iterations of progressively complex features and functionality.

    As the WCMS Front-End Developer, you will design and develop prototypes, solve complicated layout problems and implement functional User Interfaces. In this role, the candidate should ensure requirements are met, and evaluate performance. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to drive change with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills - including experience in Agile/Scrum development practices.


    Additional Information:

    • Available: March 2019, currently in proposal stage
    • Location: Rockville, MD
    • Security Clearance:  ability to attain IRS clearance required
    • Salary: Dependent upon experience


    Specific Responsibilities

    • Perform as a Drupal Front End Developer providing guidance and collaboration with the internal and external teams to evaluate solutions and gain consensus for the website design and interface
    • User Experience (UX) research and design
    • User Interface (UI) development
    • Ensure the technical feasibility of the UI/UX designs
    • Implement the major aspects of the sprints per the defined functionality for the site with attention to detail and support through the testing and deployment
    • A key team member who can think out of the box, has an eye towards UX, and collaborates with managers, engineers and other team members to achieve goals and objectives set for the project
    • Utilize HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and other markup languages to create user-friendly web pages
    • Develop custom content in Drupal CMS Platforms
    • Write functional requirement documents and guides
    • Create reusable code and libraries for future use
    • Build mobile first design from wireframes, responsive design
    • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
    • Create quality mockups and prototypes
    • Develop new user-facing features
    • Ensure all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
    • Collaborate with back-end developers, web designers and other team members and stakeholders
    • Get feedback from and build solutions for users and customers
    • Assist back-end developers with coding and troubleshooting
    • Keep up high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
    • Stay current on emerging technologies


    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and 5 years of related experience OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field and 3 years or related experience.
    • 5 years technical and web development experience
    • 3 years of experience with Drupal (Drupal 8 preferred)
    • Experience in applications development in a complex, multi-platform distributed environment
    • The ability to clearly explain and justify ideas when faced with competing alternatives
    • Proficient understanding of: Web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
    • Client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
    • Cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
    • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
    • Experience with Section 508 compliance and accessibility testing
    • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process
    • Understanding of layout aesthetics
    • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills



    VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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