Front-end developer

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
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Posted on May 4, 2021
Summary

We’re looking for a seasoned and passionate front-end developer to join our growing User Experience team. As a front-end developer, you'll work on the front end of our products, building out compelling experiences that benefit the 2 million residents of King County.
 
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated analytical skills, enjoy working collaboratively, a dedication to quality, and be up on the latest coding practices. They will also possess a deep knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, HTML, as well as a an understanding of UX methods and deliverables.

King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT) 
KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services.  As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/it.aspx 
 
As the first place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT was recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. Previously earning top 10 digital county honors in the last eleven years from the Center for Digital Government, KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovative information technology.  
 
Benefits
King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits offered here, please click on the Benefits tab or click here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/employees/.
 
Duration
This positions is estimated for a duration of 36 months.
 
TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING REQUIREMENT 
The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.
 
To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  
 
Work Schedule
The normal workweek for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered. This position is not eligible for overtime pay.
 
Questions 
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shane Dickson, shdickson@kingcounty.gov or (206) 263-2454.

Job Duties

  • Translate designs and wireframes into high-quality code
  • Partner with UX designers to give feedback on designs and make recommendations
  • Create quality, rapid mockups and prototypes
  • UI development, testing, and support of complex web and native applications
  • Create UIs that are efficient, reusable, and scalable, and are implemented to industry / County standards
  • Use JavaScript to build and consume APIs
  • Participate in technical design sessions; develop technical solution documentation
  • Collaborate with other team members as well as business owners and cross-functional teams
  • Managing code in a CI/CD, source control (GIT) environment
  • Routine testing for quality, accessibility, and functionality

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Minimum 7 years of front-end development experience
  • Deep experience with front-end languages such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript (ES6+), and JSON
  • Knowledge or experience with CSS preprocessors SASS or LESS
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as REACT and Angular
  • Knowledge of/ability to build and consume APIs (REST, GraphQL. etc. ), including secure APIs Familiar with mobile-first responsive design
  • Experience with CMS frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of W3C accessibility standards such as WCAG
  • Strong experience working on Agile product teams and familiarity working with a Lean UX model
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience working with Sitecore CMS
  • Experience using automated scripting tools like Gulp to build automated development processes leveraging NPM or Yarn, Node.js and other modern development techniques
 

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
 
 Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.  
 
Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
 
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer 
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
 
To Apply 
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
 
Application Requirements
A completed King County Application and an attached resume is required for consideration. A Cover Letter is strongly encouraged.

 
The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. 
Out of state employment is not being offered at this time.
 
Union Status: This position is represented by PTE L17.
(For internal use only: Classification: Website Developer - Master - 7316400)

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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Are you authorized to work in the United States?
  • Yes
  • No
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Does your authorization require sponsorship now or in the future from an employer or other source? (This does not preclude you from being considered for this position.)
  • Yes
  • No
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The person hired for this position must successfully pass a background investigation. Are you willing to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to an offer of employment? This may include reference checks with previous employers and a criminal background check.
  • Yes
  • No
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Your application materials require a resume to be considered complete. Please verify that you have included a resume with your application.
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  • No
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Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
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If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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