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Front End Web Developer

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Boston, seeks a Front End Web Developer to join the Digital Services Group, housed within the Data Services Department, a team of 12+ planners, analysts, researchers, programmers, and IT professionals dedicated to using data and technology to support informed decision-making. The Front End Web Developer will support the Digital Services Group in front end design and web development of open-source, public sector web applications related to regional planning, municipal operations, and civic engagement.

MAPC’s Data Services Department has a long history of using technology to drive informed decisions across the region. If selected for the position you will work in a collaborative, respectful environment using modern web technologies and frameworks, and leading user-centered design processes. As part of a small, interdisciplinary group, you will be involved in all aspects of the product delivery cycle.

As MAPC’s Front End Developer, you will contribute frontend design and development to a growing portfolio of web applications that streamline municipal operations, make complex data visual and easy to interpret, and support informed decision-making at the policy and individual level across many topic areas (housing, transportation, clean energy, open data policy, economic development). Our ongoing work can be viewed at http://data.mapc.org or at https://github.com/mapc.

Duties include: Design and build data-driven web services within a multidisciplinary teamCollaborate with government staff and municipal planning professionals to invent, implement and deploy systems and improvements to existing technology. Drive ideas from concept to production: from sketches and wireframing to implementation and launch to production. Work with a multidisciplinary team to design and implement clear, accessible (A11Y) user interfaces for web applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Qualifications include: Experience designing consumer-facing web services for use by diverse audiences; Proficiency in JavaScript and CSS; Some experience with any front-end framework such as Angular, React, Backbone, or Ember; Deep understanding of web and mobile user interface design and best practices. Preferred: Proficiency in Javascript Data Visualization libraries (d3.js, 3.js); Experience with Cartographic Design Principles. Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, Interactive Design, Human Computer Interaction, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Studies or a related field strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full time position (37.5 hours/week). The starting salary ranges from $60,000 to $70,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits. MAPC’s workplace and our benefits are designed to provide a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work, including flexible time, remote working policy, and a family-friendly environment.

How to apply: The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Those who are interviewed will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a writing sample or other relevant work product. SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT: www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY ON LINE AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Please attach a link to a personal project or a group project you’ve contributed to along with attached source code you’ve worked on or the GitHub repo. Additionally, you may include links to your GitHub account and a design portfolio. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations. Posted 2-21-17.