Front-End Web Designer

Location: Calverton Office

IMS supports multiple bioinformatics initiatives from government and commercial institutions in public health and medical research applications. IMS is looking for a Front-End Web Designer to use current web design and development techniques to collaborate with IMS staff and clients to design, layout, and code public-facing websites and collaborative research sites covering topics including cancer statistics, public health resources, and tools for cancer centers. In this position, you will use your web design and development skills to gather requirements, define information architectures, develop prototypes, code websites, and ensure projects follow user experience (UX) best practices.  You will also coordinate new content, maintain quality of existing sites, and enhance sites for SEO, functionality, and accessibility. Tasks may include conducting compatibility tests against different web browsers and devices for new and existing functionality, and ensuring that all sites meet the requirements for accessibility and compliance with the latest laws and best practices for U.S. government websites.
 

Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree, or an Associate’s degree with equivalent experience, from a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution with at least a 2.9 GPA
  • 1-4 years of professional web design and development experience required
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, and JavaScript
  • Experience with website usability and content strategy
  • Knowledge of responsive frameworks
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relay technical information to clients and users in layman terms
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
  • Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work within a team
  • Knowledge of Section 508 and W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines a plus

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