Web Developer, Senior Specialist

Fairfield, CT, USA
negotiable Expires in 2 weeks



The Senior Specialist, Front-End Web Developer will be part of the team leading website development for an international charitable organization whose mission is to save children globally.

This position requires designing and developing front-end experiences that can integrate with template- and api-based CMS and other data service systems that meet business needs and requirements. Candidate must be experienced with modern JavaScript and CSS techniques, show a deep understanding of core web technology, and be able to analyze, research and implement web solutions.

 What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Develop front-end user experiences and templates that will be integrated into Adobe Experience Manager and/or Luminate Online CMS platforms
  • Perform systems analysis and solution design for web application(s)
  • Provide input into requirements
  • Employ strong coding standards for efficiency, readability, and reuse
  • Provide input into project planning with development tasks and time estimates

Other Responsibilities

  • Support and lead troubleshooting on website and website-related issues
  • Be an advocate and subject matter expert for modern web application design and development
  • Perform other duties as may be required

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent relevant experience required
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Strong experience using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to create dynamic data-based front-end web applications
  • Extensive hands-on experience with Vue, Angular, React, or similar JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience creating dynamic front-end applications that integrate with a CMS
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Automated test execution tools
  • Extensive experience Integrating with first- and third-party API’s and services
  • Must be comfortable with DOM manipulation
  • Excellent communication skills, both in and out of code, including ability to:
    • Write clear code comments and documentation
    • Provide end-users with documentation
    • Clearly communicate project execution goals and requirements
      to multiple types and levels of internal clients and partners


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Blackbaud Luminate, Adobe Experience Manager, Java


What’s In It for You

  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
    • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
    • Language learning opportunities
    • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
    • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
  • Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)