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Front-End Developer

New America, an innovative, nonprofit public policy institute, offers an outstanding opportunity for a resourceful and creative Front-End Developer. Must have a passion for great design and user experiences to help us build engaging interactives and data visualizations that better inform communities and policymakers.

The front-end developer will be a key member of a small design team working to communicate complex data, research, and concepts using easily digestible graphics and web interfaces. Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues is a must.

New America is home to some of America’s leading technologists, and houses original research data on topics as varied as drone technology, financial opportunity, and childcare affordability. We use and contribute to open source libraries and frameworks wherever possible, and we’re looking for a developer who will feel at home in this kind of environment.

This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. This is not a remote or telework position.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop front-end interactives, including maps and data visualizations in a high-impact setting
  • Work with a full-stack developer on front-end development projects on our digital properties, including our main website, Intranet, and various one-off projects
  • Identify and build out a sustainable platform for creating and developing on-brand, replicable dataviz and interactive tools
  • Coordinate and track project deliverables based on project timelines established with communications team
  • Work with New America’s design team to ensure graphics standards are met

Qualifications:

  • Candidates for this position should have the following:
  • 1+ years of of professional experience in front-end website development using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with clients and internal colleagues
  • Good design sensibilities (eye for detail and typography) and the ability to work within/expand upon established brand style
  • Familiarity navigating Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, or Photoshop
  • Familiarity with build tools such as Webpack

Bonus skills:

  • Experience creating interactive data visualizations such as maps and charts
  • Experience with D3
  • Familiarity with React or other JS libraries like Ember or Vue
  • Experience with at least one client or server-side MVC framework

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter, resume and links to portfolios of work and/or GitHub repos. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended.

Please, no phone calls or emails.

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