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Front End Web Developer

Department: Marketing
Location: Houston, TX



We are looking for a qualified Front-End Developer to join our web content team to help maintain the best user experience possible for the millions of people who visit our websites a year. You should be able to translate our organization and user needs into functional and appealing interactive applications. We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design.

Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen Ministries, ensuring outstanding user experience.

The Front-End Web Developer reports to the Senior Manager of Digital Connections


  • Act as a technical resource for the Web Content Team, supporting the team in more technical web content updates that require coding knowledge
  • Responsible for building and coding landing pages from design concepts provided to them in layered art files
  • Expected to navigate a variety of platforms and be self-propelled in their thinking to discover and find where an update needs to be made and to know what resources are needed to facilitate any number of web changes
  • Expected to deliver code that is cross-browser compatible
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and pitch solutions for designs that may not be technically feasible


  • Uncompromised commitment to Lakewood Church’s vision, mission, values, and core beliefs
  • Professional appearance and conduct
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal skills, and friendly disposition
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS a must
  • The ideal candidate will act as a bridge between design and development and have enough design knowledge to improvise mobile layouts when only a desktop layout is provided
  • Basic understanding of Sitecore
  • HTML email development experience
  • Basic SharePoint experience
  • Basic understanding of JavaScript and JavaScript libraries such as jQuery
  • A willingness to learn and stay up to speed on coding trends
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with Photoshop is a plus
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Pro-active approach, flexibility, and positive attitude extremely important


  • Attention to Detail: Recognizes less obvious information
  • Client Focus: Maintains client contact
  • Managing Project Communications: Basic: Demonstrates basic knowledge and ability and, with guidance, can apply the competency in common situations that present limited difficulties
  • Planning and Organizing: Plans and organizes group activities
  • Thinking Strategically: Integrates and interprets broad and complex issues


  • BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a web developer


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