Front-End Software Developer
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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The CERT Program is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CERT engages in cutting-edge research and development in computer security. The CERT Digital Investigation and Intelligence Directorate (DIID) group help forensic incidents; develop tools and techniques and supply training for law enforcement community. As a member of DIID team, the selected candidate will taking ideas from concept to production code, working closely with project leaders and sponsors (customers) as well as middle-tier software developers. This role facilitate design and interface discussions, develop themes and concepts, evaluate proposals for usability concerns, construct mock-up and wireframes, and implement user-interface level requirements to working production code.
      : Minimum:
      • Education: BS in Human/Computer Interaction or Information Science or related degree with three (3) years’ applicable experience or equivalent experience.
      • Experience: At least three, or more, years' (3+) relevant experience in a position that requires a combination of design and technical skills (including frontend application development, user experience design, or academic research). Strong user interview skills or experience in user experience research. Demonstrated experience in wire framing / UI mockup and iteration. Understanding of the differences between, and experience designing web-based, desktop, and mobile application UIs. Proven ability to design user experience across multiple systems and platforms. Hands-on experience working as part of a software development team throughout the software development lifecycle. Responsibilities include: Understand and interpret research to inform design solutions; organize and structure complex information systems to make them intuitive and accessible; organize and structure project content into multiple deliverables for various audiences; articulate needs, issues and solutions, verbally, visually and in writing.
      • Skills: Prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time; have strong problem-solving skills, analytical and information organization skills, and oral and written communication skills; hands-on experience on creating CSS, coding HTML, JSP or similar markup language; proficient in JavaScript programming and comfortable integrating frontend components with the application layer; experience with modern frontend development tools such as JQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, CSS3, etc.; proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and in Microsoft Office products; solid knowledge of typography, color, images, and layout; familiarity with user research methods; ability to multi-task and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers.
      • Physical Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.
      • Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for long periods of time.
      • Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.
      • Other: Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a security clearance, and be a US citizen.
      • Education: MS in Human/Computer Interaction or Information Science with one (1) year experience or equivalent experience.
      • Experience: Proficiency with a variety of design tools, programming experience, and technical experience with large networks and telecommunications.
      • Skills: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

      Job Function : System/Software Engineer
      Primary Location : United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
      FT/PT Status : Regular Full Time

      Minimum Education Level : Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
      Preferred Education Level : Master's Degree or equivalent
      Salary : Negotiable

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