Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative accelerates the success of the university's educational-technology ecosystem. Central to this work is an approach called Learning Engineering: the use of learning research and the affordances of technology to design and deliver innovative, instrumented educational practices. These innovations improve outcomes while simultaneously generating data to refine and advance theory, fueling a virtuous cycle of research and practice. The Initiative encompasses a broad array of faculty, researchers, technologists, expertise centers/organizations, and associated projects, expertise services, technologies, innovations, and research.
We are seeking an experienced Front End Software Developer. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.
The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000. Carnegie Mellon considers numerous factors when extending offers of employment including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and geographic differentials.
Core Responsibilities of this position include:
Design, implement, test, and maintain the OLI web-based learning environment. Build scalable solutions using current generation web technologies. Track issues and tasks using bug tracking and project management software. Perform detailed quality assurance testing of all work products. Provide targeted contributions to back-end development as needed.
Analyze feature requests to determine feasibility and system compatibility. Collaborate with software engineers, learning scientists, course developers, domain experts, visual designers, and usability specialists to define software requirements.
Support user issues related to the system or application performance and availability. Troubleshoot and resolve problems; communicate resolutions to help desk team.
May need to be on-call during off hours and respond to Tier 2 support issues or system outages.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within CMU's Simon Initiative. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Expertise in building web-based user interfaces in HTML and CSS.
Familiarity with using Git and GitHub to develop open source software.
Experience in, or desire to learn, Elixir/Phoenix.
Experience participating in and facilitating Agile software development.
Experience delivering web applications to tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices.
Adaptability and openness to change as the department and organization evolves.
Ability to work well with others and/or as part of a team.
Ability to respond to and manage emergency situations and/or crisis.
Ability to work with sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
Ability to pay close attention to detail; keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records.
Ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals.
Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
Ability to understand and follow directions.
Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Visual acuity to perform activities such as extended use of a computer monitor, extensive reading, transcribing, analyzing data and figures, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines, using measurement devices, and/or assembly of parts at distances close to the eye.
Bachelor's degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or related area), Master's preferred
3 to 5 years of relevant experience, with 2 or more years of industry experience building web applications using modern technology stack, particularly React + TypeScript
Or a combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge
Successful background check
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