• Front End Lead Developer

    Posting Number 2018-5237
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/30/2018 9:43 AM)
    Location : Location
    NYU Coleridge Initiative (Staff)
    Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (PS1046)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 53
  • Position Summary

    The Front End Lead Developer with play a critical role in the successful operation of the NYU Administrative Research Facility (ADRF), a secure cloud-based research and analysis platform. The Developer will be responsible for the maintenance and functionality of the ADRF platform. The Developer will: a) oversee the user-facing interface to the platform; b) design, write, and maintain complex, visually appealing web applications; c) act as a technical team lead and manage components of the work plan/project; d) recommend and implement improvements to existing architecture; e) research, test and recommend new cloud-based technology, web applications, and electronic technology; and f) analyze end-users' problems or requests and provide innovative solutions.


    **This is a 12 month fixed-term position with the possibility of ongoing renewal.**


    Required Education:
    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

    Required Experience:
    5 years or more of progressive responsibility as a front end developer working in an agile environment. Experience building, writing, and maintaining complex and visually appealing data driven web applications and software. Experience working in a team environment as well as collaboration with external agencies and clients. Experience working in a fast paced office that is project orientated and deadline driven.

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    Must have the ability to improve existing architecture and code. The candidate must demonstrate a proven ability to monitor and analyze cloud-based platform and web application problems. Must have excellent organizational, project planning, time management, verbal and written communication skills. Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and an eye for innovation. Advanced knowledge of the following is required:

    ● Modern Front End JavaScript libraries (such as ReactJS or AngularJS)

    ● HTML5, CSS3

    ● Web services / REST API/ Service-oriented architecture

    ● Experience optimizing and refactoring application code

    ● Testing in JavaScript and automation, e.g. Jest, Mocha, Karma, Selenium

    ● Experience working with modern styling approaches like CSS modules or CSS-in-JS

    ● UI/UX


    Must also have familiarity with back-end development using either Node.js or Python and databases. Familiarity static typing in JavaScript via Flow or TypeScript.

    Additional Information

    This position supports Professor Julia Lane and the NYU Coleridge Initiative. The mission of New York University’s Coleridge Initiative is to accelerate data-driven research and policy around human beings and their interactions, for program management, policy development, and scholarly purposes, by enabling efficient, effective, and secure access to sensitive data about society and the economy.  We hope to substantially improve how data are used and analyzed, especially in the context of public policy, to improve the empirical foundation of the work of social science and statistical and public agencies in the United States, and to transform our understanding of how our society works.


    This work is built on the foundation of a secure computational research platform – the NYU Administrative Research Facility (ADRF), combined with training programs and consulting services – that can be used by organizational researchers to combine and analyze sets of sensitive and confidential microdata.


    The ADRF platform is a secure, cloud-based research and analysis platform that is FedRAMP certified and so provides data owners with the confidence that their data is secure, enabling them to provide data that can be combined by users to collaborate, analyze, and learn with rich, real-world data.


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