Society of Actuaries

  • Schaumburg, IL

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Digital Developer

This is a hybrid role which can be based in our Schaumburg or downtown Chicago office.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Digital Experience, and with leadership from the Lead Digital Developer, the Digital Developer is responsible for the execution of work for the Development team to build and continually improve a user-focused Digital Experience across all SOA’s digital properties. The Digital Developer will also be the frequent liaison to other teams within SOA regarding production changes as assigned. Responsibilities

  • Completes technical design, development, testing and implementation of front-end website and app changes based on new projects or requests as assigned.
  • Utilize Optimizely (including languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS) and similar software to visually display website pages. May also engage in projects to develop or administer apps.
  • Updates documentation for website, apps, website/app technical details, website change process, etc. as changes arise from projects or requests.
  • When making changes, maintains sanctity of the website and digital properties, cleanliness of code, and alignment to a positive user experience, the Digital Strategy as well as style/brand/technical guidelines.
  • Liaison to other teams regarding digital changes as assigned. Proactively communicates digital changes to colleagues in other departments impacted by the assigned work, coordinates with other teams as needed to complete assignments, and communicates alignment to Digital Strategy.
  • Utilizes and aligns to the organization’s digital asset management system for photography, illustrations, and web ads.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION (an equivalent amount of training, education, and experience will be considered)

  • College level courses in related field (i.e., web design and information technology).
  • The equivalent of two years of experience performing either web design, web production and/or large web technology roles in a team environment. Desired functions include, but are not limited to, web designer, web developer, app developer, or project manager.
  • The equivalent of two years of experience troubleshooting web technology issues with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., communication, design, technology, or IT project management).
  • Experience with graphic design, user experience design, or iPhone/Android app development a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES including competencies that may be representative but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Knowledge of web design/communication trends and best practices in mobile-first web and app usability.
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Swift a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues and external partners. Interpersonal skills include: verbal and nonverbal communication, listening skills, negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and assertiveness.
  • Strong coordination and time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Must be a dynamic self-starter, comfortable with taking initiative.
  • The ability to learn quickly and make situation-appropriate decisions using sound judgment.
  • The ability to think critically and work as part of a collaborative cross-functional team and drive projects to a successful conclusion.
  • The ability to identify and execute on opportunities to add value at the individual, departmental, and organizational level.
  • Working knowledge of web browsers and behaviors on multiple devices and multiple platforms, and a commitment to user-centric, mobile-first development principles in alignment with our Digital Strategy.
  • Working knowledge of responsive design techniques and search engine optimization.
  • Periodic overnight travel (minimal).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND COORDINATION required to perform the functions of this job.

  • The person in this position will coordinate and drive collaborative activities with colleagues across departments.
  • The person in this position may work with external web designers and photographers.

T he SOA will provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of actual or perceived race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, order of protection status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable law. Such action shall include but is not limited to: initial consideration for employment; job placement and assignment of responsibilities; performance evaluation; promotion and advancement; compensation and fringe benefits; training and professional development opportunities; formulation and application of human resource policies and rules; facility and service accessibility; and discipline and termination.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.


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