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Director of Front-End Development

Summary As the Director of Front-End Development, you are a leader, with managerial and technical oversight for the Front-End Dev Team. To effectively lead the dev team, you come with first-hand Drupal experience. You will be the primary interface for all things front-end development at Zivtech for the internal team and clients. You will be leading and advancing best practices, setting development standards, reviewing code, and evaluating output.

Overall In this role, you will manage a team of front-end developers who are each working on any number of client projects. The front-end team will expect guidance from you, on how to address any issues they may face. You will champion and educate on web accessibility topics and potential UX challenges, as they pertain to development, design, and content production. You can expect to build front-ends for client projects, leading by example through coding client projects. We look forward to seeing you create and manage development processes that standardize Zivtech’s front-end development. 

Responsibilities You will solve technical problems, code and debug, and occasionally participate in client meetings. You will lead junior, mid, and senior-level developers and continue to foster our creative, focused, developer-friendly work environment. You will need to be aware of the projects your team members are actively working on and providing the first level of support to your team. You will be expected to mentor and encourage your team through technology sharing and expertise in key platforms and technologies. You will be responsible for developing standardization across front-end frameworks across projects. This may include creating processes, training sessions, reviewing code, and leading dev meetings. You will also be responsible for providing feedback via regular 1-on-1 check-ins. 

The Dev Team You work effectively with non-technical members of Zivtech, as a leader on the development team. You are able to identify problems with requirements, identify alternatives, and help your team navigate through these issues. You will be directly responsible for the career advancement of the Front-End Developers at various stages of career growth. 

Your Toolbox Previous management experience is desired, however, a willingness to manage others is mandatory. You have agency experience, big or small. In your career, you’ve ideally spent more than 10 years filling a toolbox with codebases that play well in a Drupal platform. You’re able to share a GitHub account and provide sample projects that reflect contribution to common codebases and proficiency of at least one discipline.

 

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