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College of American Pathologists

College of American Pathologists is hiring a

Front-End Developer

  • Northfield, IL
  • full-time

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Ideal candidates will be a creative thinker who thrives in a small-team environment and continuously looks to augment their skill set to remain up-to-date on technology trends and practices
  • Maintain and continuously improve existing websites
  • Create reusable templates and maintain extensible site styles
  • Work closely with the digital and design teams to ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Ensures cross-browser compatibility, including a responsive web design for mobile platforms
  • Optimize applications for performance, stability, and scalability
  • Produce high quality responsive code through PR reviews and QA processes
  • Build semantic, accessible and maintainable front-end interfaces with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Accurately translate prototypes and design into working interfaces
  • Maintain and improve front-end code bases across a wide variety of projects
  • Translate business and user requirements into usable web applications and sites
  • Playing a key role in communication, project planning, and estimation of front-end tasks

Qualifications for this role

  • Able to communicate with non-technical departments; breaks down complex site issues in a consumable way
  • Ability to serve as a technical lead for team projects, translating business and design requirements into technical performance
  • Passion for learning new skills and technologies in rapid fashion
  • Familiar with user experience – usability and user centric design
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and root cause analysis
  • Superior problem solving and prioritization skills. The ability to consider a solution for right now, a week from now, a month from now etc. to strike the right balance to deliver value to users
  • Able to comfortably present results of analysis and recommendations to various audiences


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field


  • 5+ years’ experience as a front-end developer with a preference for candidates with more experience
  • Proficient understanding of web development technology – HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Webpack, and JavaScript
  • Proficient understanding of email development and best practices
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser and device compatibility
  • Experience using Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation
  • Experience installing and configuring WordPress, including custom theme and plugin development and site optimization
  • Good understanding of design principles, grid layout and typography
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and best practices
  • Exposure to design tools like Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiar with social media integration utilizing APIs
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio, etc)
  • Experience implementing Google Analytics and Tag Manager
  • Plus if you have an understanding of Craft CMS, Litmus, CDN, and caching technology
  • Experience with web server administration (Linux, Apache) a plus
  • Experience with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle UCM a huge plus

Equal Opportunity Employer

CAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CAP recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or preference, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

About The College of American Pathologists

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.