San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

  • San Francisco, CA

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Job Summary

Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced software professional with a full understanding of industry practices, community standards and relevant policies and procedures to medium-sized projects or portions of large projects with moderate scope and complexity. Resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates competency in selecting tools, methods and techniques to obtain results.

The Industry Documents Library at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a Senior Frontend UI Web Developer to help us build and deploy resilient software that solves intriguing problems. This role will be responsible for the development, support, and evolution of user interface of the Industry Documents Library.

As the Senior Frontend UI Developer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining web applications that helps hold corporations accountable for their impacts on public health. You’ll work with the development team, as well as UX/UI designer and graphic designer. You’ll work closely with our backend and full-stack developers to deliver consistent and reliable web experience. You’ll work with our designers to improve usability for our users. You’ll optimize web design for mobile and other platforms for maximum speed. You’ll work with designers to ensure high-quality graphic standards and brand consistency. Ultimately, your work will have a direct impact on the user experience of our users.

This scope for this position includes but is not limited to develop new user-facing features, build reusable code and libraries for future use, ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs, optimize application for maximum speed and scalability, assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end, collaborate with other team members and stakeholders, and automated integration and acceptance testing for web applications

This is a remote position working with a fully remote (and fun) team. This is a one-year position with possibility to extend based on funding.

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Req Number


Employee Class




Shift Length

8 Hours



Additional Shift Details

Monday – Friday

Bargaining Unit

99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Job Category

Clinical Systems / IT Professionals, Professional (Non-Clinical)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Minimum 3+ years of related experience
  • Minimum 3 years working on complex web applications; Knowledge of the entire web development process
  • Experienced writing scalable code in React, prefer use of Typescript for the development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Proficient understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Proficient understanding of responsive design and mobile first development best practices
  • Proficiency with web-related protocols and architectures (MVC, MVVM, REST APIs, JSON, HTTP)
  • Experience with Typescript a plus
  • Experience with developing accessible web and mobile applications
  • Experience with Bootstrap
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, such as WordPress
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus
  • Familiarity with AWS
  • Great problem-solving skills and work well in a team
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring other developers

Position Type

Full Time

Department Name


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Department Description

The UCSF Library provides a wide range of services and resources supporting health science education and research to the UCSF community and beyond. The Library’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) offers workshops and online educational materials for guidance in collecting, securing, sharing, and analyzing health science data. The Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute(BCHSI) is a critical component of a global UCSF initiative in Precision Medicine, which seeks to aggregate and integrate vast, disparate datasets to advance understanding of biological processes, determine mechanisms of disease, and inform diagnosis and treatment of patients. Beginning with a base of excellent computational faculty dispersed among our four top-ranked professional schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) and Graduate Division, superb research programs and outstanding Medical Center, BCHSI will establish a central convening center, hire additional faculty, and build programs for research and education. BCHSI will develop and enhance UCSF’s computational approaches and strategies in basic, translational, clinical and population-based biomedical research, working with partners in industry and academia where appropriate. It will be a campus hub for computer scientists and for researchers who employ computation as a primary tool in their biomedical research.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

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