The goal of the Coleridge Initiative at NYU is to use data to transform the way governments access and use data for the social good. We are a fast-growing university-based startup that has already created dozens of pilot projects, worked with over 100 agencies – federal, state and local - and trained over 450 agency staff. Our program directors – Julia Lane, Rayid Ghani, and Frauke Kreuter – have designed and implemented training programs, research projects and a secure data facility that are attracting national attention, including the Commission on Evidence Based Policy and the Federal Data Strategy.
Our team works with government agencies to break down data barriers around the secure use of confidential data. We do this in two ways. We have developed a secure environment for data (the Administrative Data Research Facility, or ADRF https://coleridgeinitiative.org/computing ), and are building new tools for data stewardship, data discovery and collaboration with some of the top scientists in the nation. We work with government agencies to (1) identify critical agency problems, (2) train staff to solve them, and (3) create products that have value. You can read more about our work here https://coleridgeinitiative.org
Role & Responsibilities
We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Front-end Web Developer with a strong understanding of web application development and a depth of experience with building user-friendly interfaces. As the Front-end Web Developer, you will be responsible for implementing visual elements that users see and interact with in a web application. You will also be a valued contributor in the design and development of the overall ADRF platform. You will need to have an exceptional understanding of web technologies, a strong knowledge of design principles, and an ability to provide guidance and input in making the ADRF platform a product that its users will love.
The Front-end Web Developer's responsibilities will include:
Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers
Illustrate design ideas using storyboards and process flows
Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate functionality
Present prototypes to internal teams and external stakeholders
Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
Use your skills to create user-friendly web pages
Maintain and improve our organization's website
Work in multidisciplinary team with other professionals such as back-end developers and cloud architects
Portfolio of previous UI implementations
BA or Master's in Design, Computer Science or relevant field preferred
Will consider candidates with demonstrated experience on multiple projects
Skills & Experience
Familiarity with a modern frontend framework such as Vue, React, or Angular
Experience with development of web applications and APIs using open source software
Knowledge of graphics software such as Adobe Suite, Photoshop etc.
Knowledge of wireframe tools such as Adobe XD, InVision, etc.
Team spirit and strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
Ability to see every interaction from the user's point of view
Desire to work for an impact driven organization
Additional Desired Experience & Skills
Proficiency in a programming language such as Python, Java, or C++
Experience with CMS systems such as Wordpress or Drupal
Experience with AWS is a plus
Please attach resume, cover letter, and project portfolio.
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