Argonne CO-OP – Computer Science/Web Developer – Summer 2018

The Creative Services group of the Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for two (2) part-time Computer Science Co-op students. The students will assist the senior web developer in the following activities:

  • Update and maintain information-oriented and dynamic web sites for internal and external use
  • Build page layouts using Argonne’s web content management systems (WordPress and Drupal)
  • Prepare and load content and images
  • Interact and collaborate with members of the creative services team


  • Ability to work independently
  • Very good oral and written communication skills as well as good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Attention to detail and quality of work
  • Experience maintaining and configuring WordPress sites
  • Experience configuring WordPress themes and plugins
  • Experience optimizing and working with images for the web
  • Considerable knowledge of HTML 5
  • Considerable knowledge of CSS
  • Familiar with responsive design concepts
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript

Additional Skills a Plus:

  • Experience developing WordPress themes and plugins
  • Familiar with UX design principles
  • Knowledge of PHP, Sass, Twig
  • Experience working with Drupal
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript
  • Knowledge of task runners like Grunt or Gulp
  • Experience developing in a Vagrant environment
  • Version control experience


  • College sophomore or junior in a Computer Science/Web Developer related field;
  • Demonstrated proficiency Co-op students are preferred to commit at least one year of work;
  • Sixteen (16) hours per week while classes are in session, and full-time during summer and academic breaks, with some adjustments for final exams or major academic project work.

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