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Web Developer/Designer

Job Location: 
Colorado Springs, Colorado

DEPARTMENT: Marketing & Creative Services

REPORTS TO: Director - Marketing & Creative Services

JOB CODE: 576-04

 

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

The Web Developer/Designer is critical to building and maintaining the Space Foundation’s brand on the Internet as well as gathering business requirements and developing specifications for web-based applications.  The Web Developer/Designer has experience creating top-notch websites, landing pages, social media platforms and aspires to perfect the user experience and search engine optimization (SEO).  The individual in this position will support other non-web design projects as needed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The following briefly describes responsibilities of this job, but it is not intended to be a complete or all-inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of this position:

  • Work with web development and marketing team to design and maintain external websites and content management frameworks such as Drupal, and ensure that they are visually effective, accessible, and easy to use
  • Communicate effectively with internal customers/team leaders, translating non-technical business requirements into dynamic, functional web applications
  • Manage requests from internal customers/team leaders of varying scope and complexity
  • Assist in creating and maintaining site infrastructure and supporting systems
  • Integrate third party applications into the core Space Foundation websites as necessary
  • Support web analytics and SEO efforts through diligent coding practices
  • Play an active role in website development, social media platforms and apps, planning and innovation
  • Manage and maintain website security
  • Create visual designs, graphics, banners and user Interface elements
  • Lead assigned tasks and projects through the appropriate design lifecycle, from requirements gathering, wireframing/prototyping and design concepts to final visual design, functional specifications and documentation
  • Work closely with other web designers (internal and third party), digital communications strategists, content creators, graphic designers, and marketing professionals to deliver effective user interfaces and consistent results
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

COMPETENCIES:

The following briefly describes knowledge, skills, abilities and characteristics associated with this position, including any required experience, education, licensure, certification, or combination thereof:

  • Expert knowledge of HTML, HTML5, XML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
  • Intermediate/Expert Drupal development knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Ability to create dynamic pages utilizing database integration
  • Knowledge of Web standards and browser compatibility issues
  • Experience designing and developing HTML and text e-mail campaigns
  • Understanding of SEO and SEM best practices and tactics
  • Experience with website analytics solutions and reporting
  • Experience developing social networking strategies desirable
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment - managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively work in a team-environment
  • Excellent judgment in analyzing and resolving complex issues
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate experience with MS Office applications
  • 5+ years of professional Web development and design experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Web design/development, graphic design or related field
  • Candidates must have an online portfolio to be considered for this position

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with eCommerce integration
  • Multi-platform, responsive design
  • App development
  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Basic knowledge of how to administer web servers, web hosting and DNS

 

INTERESTED?

Please fill out the application below, by June 5, 2015.

Work Information
Note: The Space Foundation is not in the position to offer relocation assistance.
Contact Information

No telephone inquiries please.

Thank you.

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