Web Developer (Job ID: 2018-1915)

The Brookings Institution
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States, 20036
Dec 17, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

The Brookings Institution

Equal-Opportunity Employer: It is Brookings policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all of its employees and applicants without regard to their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, citizenship status, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination as required by law.

Program Communications
Job Funtion Communications
Posted Date 2018-12-13
Job ID 2018-1915
Salary Commensurate with experience.

The Communications Department's mission is to provide the tools, strategies, products and programs to support the brand and its content, and to continually grow Brookings's impact and effectiveness as a change agent for public policy in the United States and around the world. This purpose is realized if we help our scholars raise awareness, set the agenda and shape the debate around the public policy issues they choose to address.

The Web Developer focuses on coding and web development for both the front-end and back-end of the Brookings website, as well as providing coding and web development support to the analytics team and other staff in the Office of Communications.


Front-End Development (50%)


  • Code and develop data visualizations and webpages based on design comps, and to highlight research by Brookings scholars
  • Use responsive design in coding and ensure quality control on a range of desktop, tablet and mobile devices


Back-End Development (30%)




  • Engage with developers at our website vendor to fix site bugs and to make other back-end improvements to the site and our CMS instance
  • Work with our website vendor on web development aspects of our upcoming website redesign, as needed


Other (20%)




  • Advise our web analytics team on database querying
  • Set up analytics tracking in Google Tag Manager
  • Provide web development support and technical advice to other Office of Communications staff, as needed



Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required, degree in computer science preferred. Minimum three years of work experience developing for the web. Must present online portfolio of work that shows versatile web coding ability. Experience with front-end and back-end development is required. Experience developing templates for CMS preferred. Familiarity with optimizing graphics for online use required.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and responsive design. Familiarity with WordPress and other CMS templating to maintain quality assurance on final products. Familiarity with PHP and SQL. Experience with Google Analytics, Big Query and Google Tag Manager preferred. Working knowledge of other aspects of web development and technologies. Familiarity with compatibility and cross-platform issues related to the major browsers and operating systems. Excellent spoken, written, and visual communication skills. Ability to meet tough deadlines and juggle multiple projects.

Additional Information:

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.