Portland Webworks: UX Developer at Portland Webworks (Portland, ME) (allows remote) (Portland, ME)

Posted: Sep 14, 2021

As a UX Developer, you know that the best implementations are easy and intuitive for real people to use and that the best designs can only have impact if they actually work.


> About Us


We’re a small company of overachieving consultants, taking on big challenges for our clients. We build web applications, mobile applications and application solutions for a wide range of clients, with a focus on the public sector. We use a team-based approach, with teams consisting of designers, software developers, quality assurance engineers and project managers. This allows us to provide the full lifecycle of project delivery to clients from initial concept consulting to final implementation.


> About You


We’re looking for a talented individual who can combine the product vision from our design and UX teams with project technical requirements to produce high-quality deliverables.


High-quality to you means:



  • visually accurate and appealing with a high level of attention to detail

  • high levels of accessibility

  • consistency both within the current project and with industry best practices

  • highly testable and tested

  • reusable to enable increased efficiency in the future


You are adept with the tools and technologies used to build modern applications for the web. Our current favorites leverage React, React Native, PHP (Drupal CMS) and Angular, so extensive understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is critical, and background with at least one of these frameworks is desirable. Of course there are a lot of tools that help building web applications UIs at scale so you’ll have familiarity with CSS preprocessors like Sass and LESS, CSS frameworks like TailWind or BootStrap and some familiarity with the various UI kits available like Material or Ant Design. With all these cool tools involved you probably want to manage them with module bundlers like WebPack and keep the javascript in good working order with TypeScript and linters.


Our projects are centered around our teams. We do more than speak the Agile lingo, we strive for a truly agile culture. A background of working with Scrum or Kanban is a plus but what’s really most important is having experience and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team setting. An important part of our team focus involves being able to coordinate work with the rest of the team. A valuable skill is being able to identify large blocks of functionality from requirements and design artifacts and break them down into suitable features and tasks.


As much as you have an eye for detail, you have an eye on the future. Application development is constantly evolving so we’re looking for someone to bring some new skills and capabilities to our existing teams. Whether you have an opinion in the debate between native mobile apps and PWAs or have A/B testing experience to bring a more data driven approach to decision making we value the unique perspectives you can bring to our existing teams.


> Our Why


We strive for excellence in everything we do. We value wisdom, curiosity, and a sense of fun.


Our work is meaningful. From providing easier and better ways for citizens to access state government information and programs aiding in a more informed and better served populace, to keeping pets and animals safe through registration and welfare tracking, to making vaccines available to people most in need- our software often has a direct benefit to people we’ll never meet.


We are also very dedicated to the people within our organization. We are proud to be consistently named one of Maine’s "Best Places to Work".


The benefits that we offer include:



  • 100% Paid health and dental benefits for employees

  • Health Reimbursement Account (to minimize out of pocket costs)

  • Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts

  • Company matching retirement plan

  • Annual profit sharing

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Up to 25 days paid vacation

  • Free parking (you will love Old Port parking)

  • Friday happy hours


> Learn more about us!
How to Simplify Drupal Builds with Yarn and Webpack: Some useful tools to automate the management of multiple packages - https://www.govwebworks.com/2020/02/11/how-to-simplify-drupal-builds-with-yarn-and-webpack/


Developer Spotlight at GovWebworks: Software developer Rachel Charow shares some scenes from her working life - https://www.govwebworks.com/2020/01/21/developer-spotlight-at-govwebworks/


Top 10 Most Effective UX Trends for 2021: Usability tips to make online life less stressful and easier to navigate - https://www.portlandwebworks.com/2021/03/16/top-10-ux-trends-for-2021/


Core Values For Employee Happiness: Lessons learned from the Best Places to Work award on workplace satisfaction during a pandemic - https://www.govwebworks.com/2020/10/27/core-values-for-employee-happiness/

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