MAXIMUS

  • Web Developer/Designer 3

    Job Locations US-MD-College Park
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/29/2019 9:39 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-47077
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
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    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.

    Job Description Summary

    The Maximus SMOMS team supports operations at the NOAA Environmental Satellite Processing Center. We are responsible for ensuring reliable operation of the systems that decode the data coming from weather satellites, make images, perform scientific analyses to make higher level products, and make these products available to National Weather Services (NWS) local forecast offices, NWS supercomputers running advanced numerical models, and a host of other users at NOAA, other government agencies, international users and more. Web operations provide major portals for acquiring and viewing OSPO products that include satellite imagery and a diverse portfolio of satellite products.

    As a Web Developer for the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO), the ideal candidate will temporarily manage, and later join a small team of other web developers responsible for maintaining and building web sites suitable for multiple device platforms to meet customer’s needs. The candidate will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to establish their unique needs for the sites while preserving a unified web site look and feel. The right individual suited for this position will be a detailed-oriented and motivated web site developer with good time management and planning skills. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with redesigning web sites to comply with government mandates.

    Essential Job Duties:
    ● Participate in all phases of the development lifecycle, beginning with the gathering of requirements, and project specifications.
    ● Manage project tasks and timelines and communicate project status and deliverables with managers and staff
    ● Develop and maintain functional and appealing responsive web sites, writing clean, well-designed code and using authoring tools, scripting languages and content management tools.
    ● Develop, update or implement existing procedures for ongoing web site revision and style guidelines for web site content
    ● Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems and follow all agency and government guidelines and rules in web development
    ● Perform regular maintenance of existing sites along with troubleshooting and testing of any issues
    ● Communicate with network and security personnel to address hardware or software issues affecting web sites
    ● Respond to web user email inquiries; identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction

    Minimum Project Education and Experience Requirements:
    ● Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, multimedia, web development or a related field required; equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree
    ● At least five (5) years of web development experience
    ● At least two (2) years of experience leading a small team
    ● Knowledge of, and experience with Section 508 Compliance standards
    ● Expertise and hands on experience with Dreamweaver, as a web design and content management tool, utilizing the latest standards for HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript to create new, or update existing, sites. In addition, understanding the entire web development process, including planning, design, deployment, and maintenance, with some back-end knowledge, is important
    ● Familiarity with scripting (e.g., bash, Perl, JavaScript) and the Unix environment
    ● Strong organizational skills, managing multiple timelines and completing tasks quickly within the constraints of timeliness and other requirements
    ● Excellent oral/written communication skills
    ● Experience with good content management practices
    ● Ability to communicate directly with peers, managers, and clients while leading development to a completed and successful solution
    ● Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards
    ● Assertive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving

    Physical Requirements:

    ● Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
    ● Ability to reach for or file documents up to 10% of time
    ● Work is performed in a fast-paced Information Technology environment
    ● Work is performed in an office environment with a low to moderate noise level

    Additional Requirements as per Contract/Client:
    ● Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance
    ● United States Citizenship

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Support operations at the NOAA Environmental Satellite Processing Center.
    - Responsible for ensuring reliable operation of the systems that decode the data coming from weather satellites, make images, perform scientific analyses to make higher level products, and make these products available to National Weather Services (NWS) local forecast offices, NWS supercomputers running advanced numerical models, and a host of other users at NOAA, other government agencies, international users and more.
    - Provide major portals for acquiring and viewing OSPO products that include satellite imagery and a diverse portfolio of satellite products.
    - Lead, maintain, design and build web sites to meet our customer’s needs, with proven skills and professional experience designing and implementing data-oriented web sites suitable for multiple device platforms.
    - Work closely with a variety of stakeholders to establish their unique needs for the sites while preserving a unified web site look and feel.
    - Detailed-oriented and motivated web site developer.
    - Participate in all phases of the development lifecycle, beginning with the gathering of requirements, and project specifications.
    - Manage project tasks and timelines and communicate project status and deliverables with managers and staff.
    - Develop and maintain functional and appealing responsive web sites, writing clean, well- designed code and using authoring tools, scripting languages and content management tools.
    - Develop, update or implement existing procedures for ongoing web site revision and style guidelines for web site content.
    - Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems and follow all agency and government guidelines and rules in web development.
    - Perform regular maintenance of existing sites along with troubleshooting and testing of any issue.
    - Communicate with network and security personnel to address hardware or software issues affecting web sites.
    - Respond to web user email inquiries; identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.

    Minimum Requirements:
    - Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
    - Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
    - Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
    - Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.

     

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

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