Nov 20, 2020

Front End Web Developer - Mid-Level to Experienced

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently seeking experienced Front End Web Developers to join the NSA Web team responsible for designing and developing state-of-the-art websites and web applications for the Agency intranet, and performing all aspects of designing, developing, publishing, and maintaining the content and applications for the NSA.gov website Description of the Position As a Front End Web Developer, your responsibilities may include: - consulting extensively with customers to elicit project requirements, provide content strategy services, and establish and communicate project timelines and milestones - collaborating with team members, as needed, to ensure technical solutions are implemented to meet project requirements - communicating ideas through low and high fidelity mockups - designing, developing, and implementing user-friendly, professional, visually-pleasing web applications and websites

Communications personnel at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide NSA with the means to build capacity through timely and effective tailored communications to inform, educate and inspire. Examples include building state-of-the-art websites and web applications for the Agency intranet, performing closed captioning at a live event, designing logos, publishing reports, and maintaining/safeguarding records.

Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in Web Design or Web Development, or a related field (e.g., Web Technologies, Computer Science, Programming, Visual Communications, Human-centered computing, Graphic Design). Relevant experience must be in visual communication of information (e.g., layout, design and navigation principles, information architecture, content strategy, usability). Must also demonstrate knowledge (through coursework or experience) in using web-authoring software, graphic design software, and web programming languages. Project management experience is preferred. Additional qualifications include an online portfolio showing recent examples of your web design work demonstrating your UX and graphic design skills. Applicants without a current web design portfolio will not be considered. Salary Range: $102,663- $133,465 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in Web Design or Web Development, or a related field (e.g., Web Technologies, Computer Science, Programming, Visual Communications, Human-centered computing, Graphic Design). Relevant experience must be in visual communication of information (e.g., layout, design and navigation principles, information architecture, content strategy, usability). Must also demonstrate knowledge (through coursework or experience) in using web-authoring software, graphic design software, and web programming languages. Experience leading large-scale web projects is required. Experience in WCAG 2.0 Accessibility requirements is required. Formal or informal leadership is preferred (e.g. Team Lead, Art Director, Creative Director).

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - results-oriented - detail-oriented - accountable - adaptable - able to negotiate with and influence others - able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables Experience in the following is required: - Designing graphics appropriate for web applications and websites (e.g. web limitations, screen resolutions, how to create graphics for use in HTML layouts, etc.). - Creating and effectively arranging graphics, images and all other content into a creative, cohesive, functional, and visually-pleasing website utilizing best practices in User Interface/User Experience design. - Turning a graphic layout into a fully functional web page (i.e., knowing how to slice up graphics and layouts into an HTML framework). - Translating written/verbal themes and ideas into appropriate visual design. - Creating original artwork using image editing programs (ability to illustrate a plus). - Proficiency in HTML and CSS required. Must be comfortable hand-coding HTML without use of a WYSIWYG. Proficiency using CSS for layout and positioning. Proficiency in JavaScript a plus. - Proficiency with Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. - Knowledge of requirements as defined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act a plus. - Strong understanding of web design principles and best practices. - Strong understanding of information architecture, navigation, and usability principles. Additional qualifications include an online portfolio showing recent examples of your web design work demonstrating your UX and graphic design skills. Applicants without a current web design portfolio will not be considered.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.