Job Information

University of Utah Jr. Front End Developer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/19/2022

Requisition Number PRN32343B

Job Title Jr. Front End Developer

Working Title Jr. Front End Developer

Job Grade 014

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Hybrid, General Hours: M-F 8am – 5pm

VP Area President

Department 01396 - my529

Location My529 Downtown SLC

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Minimum $69,500 (+DOE)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

About my529

my529 administers the State of Utah’s 529 college savings plan. With approximately $20 billion in assets under management, my529 consistently ranks as one of the top 529 plans in the United States. Learn more at

Why my529

Do you want to work for a mission-based organization that can make a positive impact in a child’s life? An organization that can give them hope for the future and provide a savings vehicle to help them dream big?

my529 has a proven track record of helping families nationwide prepare for the cost of a college education. We provide one of the best 529 plans in the country. Given recent studies that show a child with a college savings account is three times more likely to attend college and six times more likely to graduate, we believe we can help make dreams come true.

my529 is seeking a Front End Developer to join a well-established team in pursuing its mission of helping as many families as we can. We are always looking for ways to enhance our services and better equip our customers with the tools they need to prepare for the future, and we need your help!

Job Description

We are seeking a React Developer with a passion for beautiful design. Our objective for this candidate is attention to design detail throughout our applications. A developer who will champion user interface uniformity across our applications in their responsiveness and accessibility.


Responsibilities include

· Function as the Front End team’s primary owner of responsiveness and accessibility

· Providing insight to our UI/UX designer and product management team in feature prototype creation

· Designing and developing React components based on UX prototypes

· Building React components for consistency across web applications

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates should have experience in the following:

· Developing web applications ( SPA ) using React, Redux, React Router, etc.

· Applying Material Design concepts and working with Material-UI library

· Consuming REST API’s ( JSON ) and web services

· Following Agile Development methodologies

· Creating software in a team environment with GIT version control

Qualifications include

· Proven front end development experience

· Minimum of 1 (one) year of creating production level applications

· Proficient at coding in JavaScript (ES6+), React JSX , CSS , and HTML5

· Experience using various JS frameworks and libraries

· Solid understanding of branching/merging/versioning strategies through GIT

· Dynamic, committed, proactive

· Desire to research, explore and implement new technologies and approaches beyond your comfort zone

· Flexible and collaborative, open to discussion

· Advocate of team goals and efforts

Desired Bonus Skills

· Experience in Web Design ideally with Adobe products

· Specialization in Responsive development

· Specialization in Accessibility development


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.