PLEASE NOTE : This is a new, full-time position. Applications for this position will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled filled.
NCAR - Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL)
Relocation benefits not provided
UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.) to fill this position.
BASIC JOB FUNCTION : Provides both web and graphic support for Outreach Services Group. Designs, develops and maintains new/existing front-end CMS-based websites and web applications and graphic design projects including the creation of online and print visual design, including typography, visual concept, logo and icon design.
DUTIES INCLUDE :
Web Support :
Designs, develops and maintains CMS-based websites and web applications. Designs and develops dynamic websites and web applications for CISL using PHP, JQuery, Drupal.
Works with stakeholders to identify requirements supporting site strategy and production.
Customizes web applications using PHP, jQuery and other appropriate web technologies to support content contributors. Tests, troubleshoots and fixes browser and platform-specific issues. Leverages security best practices in all web-related work. Provides cross browser testing. Assists in the planning, preparing, upgrading and testing of the CISL Drupal 6- >7 migration. Participates in UCAR-wide web committees and working groups, including the Web Advisory Group (WAG) and UCAR Drupal Users Group (UDUG), to define institutional web directions, standards and guidelines.
Graphic Design Support :
Leads graphic design projects including the creation of both online and print visual design, including typography, visual concept, logo and icon design. Creates, lays out and produces digital graphic designs for a variety of digital formats. Utilizes effective design skills across multiple media, online, email, landing pages, banners and other imaging to design and develop effective solutions. Utilizes major design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash, etc. to produce effective high-caliber visual images and products. Designs graphics materials for trade shows, brochures, catalogs, flyers, postcards and other collateral, landing pages, web sites, and other types of media as needed. Reviews and proofs artwork for quality, content and accuracy.
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE :
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in web design, graphic design, information technology or computer science or a related field; plus
four years of experience; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced skill in creating standards-compliant, cross-browser compatible web experiences using HTML5 and CSS3.
Experience building large, complex CMS supported systems.
Proficiency with PHP and jQuery.
Proficient in creating/maintaining Drupal themes.
Is of a skill level to assist in the planning, preparing, upgrading and testing of the CISL Drupal 6- >7 migration.
Demonstrated understanding of color theory, user experience, accessibility and effective use of negative/white space.
Working knowledge of web architectural concepts including APIs, hooks, transactions, security, scalability and caching.
Demonstrated skill resolving browser compatibility issues and using information architecture best practices and standards applicable to web authoring.
Demonstrated ability to independently research and resolve technical challenges.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Fully proficient in illustrating, drafting, design, layout, electronic prepress and graphic arts techniques to create graphic images for print media, exhibits and/or multimedia .
Ability to conceptualize, create and design with full proficiency in current graphic design practices and web production software, using graphic design tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite.
Strong conceptual skills, including online software concepts and online experience concepts.
Strong understanding of online design, practices and trends.
Excellent project management skills; skill in setting priorities and coordinating a variety of assignments simultaneously and under deadline.
DESIRED (but not required) :
Experience creating/maintaining responsive designs and mobile experiences.
Experience utilizing APIs and web services.
Experience creating multimedia content using video and audio.
Experience writing technical documentation.
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
Experience with source control systems.
Interest in High Performance/Research Computing.
Interest in Outreach, Education and Training initiatives.
Interest in subject matter and willingness to both expand skill set and share knowledge with team.
Ability to understand and apply image/branding Familiarity with online video, formats, codecs and utilities required to create/edit/stream.
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