Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Located at BostonCollege's Lynch School of Education and Human Development, IEA's TIMSS &PIRLS International Study Center conducts regular international comparativeassessments of student achievement in mathematics and science (TIMSS) and inreading (PIRLS) in more than 60 countries. TIMSS (the Trends in InternationalMathematics and Science Study) and PIRLS (the Progress in International ReadingLiteracy Study) together comprise the core cycle of studies for IEA - theInternational Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.Headquartered in Amsterdam and with a major data processing and research centerin Hamburg, IEA has been conducting international comparative studies ofstudent achievement since 1959.
TIMSS andPIRLS enable participating countries to make evidence-based decisions forimproving educational policy. The Senior Front-end Web developer will contribute substantially inUI/UX design, development, execution, testing and delivery of TIMSS & PIRLSextensive online content.
Thecandidate will be responsible for developing TIMSS and PIRLS online interactiveinternational assessment results reports, as well as maintaining and improvingthe TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center website. Reporting to theDirector, Graphic Design and Publications, the candidate will work directlywith the Graphics Department, Center directors, and the TIMSS and PIRLSresearch staff, in addition to project partners, such as the InternationalAssociation for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), and externalvendors.
Join theTIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center as the Senior Front-end Web Developer andbecome part of a team of experts redefining the measurement of mathematics,science, and reading achievement through TIMSS and PIRLS, which together representthe worldwide standard for assessment in these core subjects.
Create fairly large interactive online reports
Ability to customize WordPress with minimal use of plug-ins
Maintain and improve TIMSS & PIRLS website, and create user-friendly web pages
Optimize applications for maximum speed
Collaborate with graphic designers and research staff to create Web content
Create quality mockups and prototypes
Ensure high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and best practices.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $80,100 to $100,100; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:
5+ years of hands-on experience in Web development and writing W3C compliant code
Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
Understanding of basic layout aesthetics, as well as experience with UI/UX design
Knowledge of SEO principles
Familiarity with Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop & Illustrator), and content management systems
Strong communication skills
Ability to meet deadlines in a project-based, collaborative team environment
Excellent analytical and multitasking skill.
Minimum Education andWork Experience Required:
Minimum 5 years of web development experience working with others and implementing production ready solutions under pressure in adherence to aggressive timelines.
Candidates should include URLs and/or a web portfolio along with a resume.
This is a grant funded position.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.