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Web Developer

Job Summary:

As a member of the E-Learning and Assessment Department, the Web Developer is the ProdDev expert responsible for developing front-end interfaces for e-learning experiences, interactive tools, and other digital products according to the quality, budget, and schedule expectations established by the Acquisitions Editor. The Web Developer also supports the back-end technology systems behind the delivery of all digital learning products at Human Kinetics.

Essential Functions:

1. Work with design and development teams to create digital products using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

2. Build and maintain digital products in multiple delivery systems, including content management systems, learning management systems, and back-end databases.

3. Provide end-user support of digital products and delivery systems.

4. Participate in building product development roadmaps, including project scope, budget, and timelines.

5. Research, test, and recommend technical solutions and systems responsive to customer needs.

6. Create design concepts and prototypes in conjunction with designers, product managers, and content developers.

7. Manage multiple projects and complex work in order to meet deadlines and communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms.

Secondary Functions:

1. Provide assistance with instructional/learning design tasks, including research, design, prototype, implementation, and evaluation.

2. Apply learning science, learning analytics, and other relevant disciplines to solve practical learning problems.

3. Keep informed of publishing technology and educational technology trends, developments, tools, and techniques.

4. Interface with external groups regarding relevant standards and specifications.

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Learning Science, or related field.

Preferred Education: Further higher education and/or additional related certifications and professional development.

Experience: Four years of professional software development experience required. Experience in educational technology or e-learning preferred.

Preferred Experience: Experience in educational technology or e-learning.

Competencies:

Integrity

Resourcefulness

Effort

Respect

Teamwork

Stewardship

Accountability

Adaptability

Attention to detail

Computer literacy

Decision making

Financial awareness

Functional expertise and usage

Planning and organizing

Quality orientation

Results orientation

Stress tolerance

Conceptual thinking

Continuous learning

Customer focus

Innovation orientation

Initiative

Oral communication

Organizational awareness

Technology expertise and usage

Written communication


Preferred Additional Competencies:

Data gathering and analysis

External (strategic) awareness

Strategic Thinking

 

Specific Skills/Knowledge:

Fluency with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript with modern web design and development skills, including responsive layout and design

Experience with back-end database tools

Experience with UI and UX design

Experience with publishing technology standards/specifications, including XML, XHTML, and XSLT, and digital outputs, including PDF, EPUB, MOBI, HTML5, and others

Experience with digital accessibility and usability standards/specifications, including Section 508 accessibility, WCAG, ARIA, WAI-ARIA, and others

Preferred Skills/Knowledge:

Experience with educational technology standards/specifications, including QTI, LTI, Common Cartridge, EDUPUB, SCORM, xAPI, and others

Experience with web content and digital media development software packages, course management software systems, and content delivery software systems

Knowledge of learning design principles from cognitive psychology and associated fields

Understanding of evidence-based, learner-centered design processes, techniques, and tools

A well-articulated philosophy regarding the effective use of technology, media, and assessment in teaching and learning

Job Demands:
Rarely (0-15%)
Occasionally (16 – 45%)
Frequently (46 – 100%)

Office Equipment:
Frequent use of computer-Windows. Occasional use of the telephone and computer-Mac. Rare use of the copier, printer, scanner, or fax.

Mental Demands:
Frequent problem-solving, data interpretation,organizing, reading/writing, and time-management.  Occasional decision-making.

Physical Demands:
Frequent sitting, seeing, hearing, speaking, and typing.  Occasional walking/standing, and rarely lifting, traveling, or carrying items.

Working Conditions:
Indoor, office environment.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, Responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.