Front-End Web Developer

Headquarters - Marketing & Communications St. Louis, Missouri


Description

Front-End Web Developer

 

Full-time employment opportunity with a dynamic and multi-faceted resource for economic development in the St. Louis region.

About Us

 

Since 1950, we have partnered with private and public organizations on hundreds of projects that have created thousands of jobs on both sides of the Mississippi River.

 

BSD operates with a focus on making a positive impact on the region and the nation, better connecting the Bi-State area to the rest of the world. We are impacting neighborhoods, large and small, in Illinois and in Missouri, with investments that are shaped by our unique perspective of the region and its potential.

 

Why Work Here

  • Work for a company that strives to make a positive impact in the region
  • Earn competitive salary
  • Gym Discounts with Club Fitness and OneLife Fitness at Ballpark Village
  • 24 hour access to our 9 onsite gyms
  • Wellness program that provides free health screenings
  • Discounted Cell Phone service
  • Free MetroLink and MetroBus access
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage effective on your 1st day
  • 4 weeks earned PTO
  • Your Birthday is a floating holiday
  • Company sponsored 401k plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Bi-State Development is an eligible employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program

 

 

The Role

 

The Front-End Web Developer is responsible for strategic guidance, web governance, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), updates and maintenance for the various Bi-State Development internal and external websites. They also assist with input on developing and executing elements of the paid media digital media strategies.

 

Successful individual will be a creative, enthusiastic and dedicated individual who plays a key role in the product management and visual aspects for Bi-State Development & its multiple websites and other on-line assets.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day maintenance, content creation, technical support, content development, security, accessibility compliance and governance for BSD websites and digital properties. (Includes: BiStateDev.org, MetroStLouis.org, MetroStore.com, ArtsInTransit.org, StLouisDowntownAirport.com, TheFreightway.com, The Hub)
  • Performs research and makes recommendations concerning emerging trends and best practices in web governance, SEO, design and development fields.
  • Coordinates in-house and third-party agency design and production resources for execution and delivery of digital creative assets.
  • Manage accessibility compliance under WCAG guidelines (Version 2.1, Level AA), ensuring all site visitors can effectively use our sites.
  • Provide quarterly reporting on website performance across the BSD brand.
  • Responsible for site management including new product activation, quality assurance, product attribution for search and navigation, website shop-ability and creation of brand appropriate web categories based on selling and marketing strategies.  
  • Works with team members across enterprises and departments on a variety of web-based projects.
  • Responsible for the development, design and layout of web sites, landing pages, other web components as well as future web-based applications. Designs and content should target accessibility by all.
  • Responsible for meeting expectations and deliverables on time and with high quality.
  • Tests websites for functionality and accessibility in different browsers and different resolutions to ensure working order as well as accessibility compliance. Makes adjustments to sites as necessary.
  • Strong capacity for multi-tasking, working independently and effective time management.  Candidates should be able to prioritize and maintain a high level of accuracy doing multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • 5+ years of experience in WordPress, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • 3+ years managing accessibility for highly-trafficked websites with direct exposure to WCAG criteria
  • 3+ years of experience Google Analytics
  • Project management
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, PHP, PostgreSQL and domain registration is a plus
  •  Experience designing, developing and maintaining complex websites.   Experience with both packaged and custom developed web solutions is preferred.
  • Ability to analyze and assess business needs to recommend appropriate website and plug-in solutions.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with groups from diverse backgrounds and technical abilities.
  • Competency with design, development and interpreting of reports / analytics for business users.  IBM Core Metrics or Adobe Omniture is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, work under pressure, adapt to demanding situations, and maintain schedules.
  • Demonstrates creative, technical and analytical skills.
  • Operates effectively as the technical member of the MarCom team.

Education

Experience

Degree: B.A./B.S. required or equivalent experience in marketing, information technology, computer science, related field

Years: Minimum of five (5) years required.

Field:

Field: Marketing, Communications, Project Management, graphic design and / or web development & optimization.

 

 

 

Bi-State Development is committed to providing an Equal Employment Opportunity experience for all employees, applicants, vendors and customers with an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.