Job ref R6/AAV/322/13-JM

Closing date 1 May 2013

The post is located in the Department of Digital Humanities. The Department is
an international leader in the application of technology in research in the
arts and humanities, and in the social sciences. It is in
the School of Arts and Humanities, and undertakes research on a collaborative
basis across discipline, institutional and national boundaries: it has
collaborative relationships across King's College and with a large number of
institutions and bodies in the UK and internationally.

The Department seeks an exceptional and creative front-end web developer, with
a passion for creating engaging user experiences, to join the Research and
Development staff. The Department has built and hosts some 170 websites, of
which around 35 are in active development at any one time. You will be
involved in supporting work on both existing and new projects, collaborating
on the design, customisation and maintenance of their web interfaces (both
public facing and administrative), and ensuring consistently high standards of
usability, performance and compatibility across the department's
websites. This is an exciting and varied position, which
will involve working on front-end development and collaborating on aesthetic
and functional design across a diverse selection of different websites and
applications, ranging from bespoke web application frameworks designed to
display large amounts of complex or unusual data, to customising off-the-shelf
blogging and CMS software.

Developer level expertise in XHTML / HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (including
experience with AJAX), are absolutely essential for this
role. You will have worked in the context of several
current CMS systems and templating languages (such as Wordpress, Drupal;
Django, JSTL, XSLT). An awareness of interface development
frameworks both for HTML/CSS (such as Bootstrap, etc) and for
JavaScript (preferably JQuery) would be highly desirable, and you will be used
to drawing up wireframe diagrams, sitemaps, and functional
specifications. You will also have a keen eye for visual
design and layout and have experience in using Adobe products such as
Photoshop, Fireworks and Illustrator, coupled with an excellent understanding
of, and interest in, best practices in usability and
accessibility. You will have the ability to systematically
and quickly test for, diagnose, and resolve web browser-related display and
functionality problems. Experience of working with mobile and tablet devices
would also be an advantage.

You must be able to demonstrate substantial applicable experience in a web
development/design role elsewhere and will be asked to supply examples of
projects or websites you have worked on in the recent past which demonstrate
your development competence.

You will need to have an understanding of how research is conducted in the
humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will need to be able
to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently. You should
have good communication skills and the ability to document work in clear
written English.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 May 2013

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the
Grade 6 scale, currently £31,331 to £37,382, per annum pro rata plus £2,323
per annum pro rata London Allowance.

**Post duration**  
Fixed term appointment until 30th April 2014.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Paul Vetch on 020 7848
1040, or via email at [log in to unmask]

Further details and application packs are available on the College's website
at []( All correspondence should
clearly state the job title and reference number R6/AAV/322/13-JM. If you have
any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at
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