Artificial Intelligence (AI) Associate - Front-End Developer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Nittany AI Alliance


The Nittany Artificial Intelligence (AI) Alliance at The Pennsylvania State University is looking for a talented and driven undergraduate student to join its Associates program for the Spring 2020 semester as a part-time Front-End Developer. The Front-End Developer intern will work on AI-related projects in an Agile software development team, collaborating with data scientists, a scrum master, and product owners, gaining hands-on experience that enhances their learning and marketability. Selected candidates will drive the creation of prototypes leveraging artificial intelligence and assist with the design of related cognitive modules. Specifically, the Front-End Developer will build upon wireframes and concepts created by a UX Designer leveraging technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They will produce, modify, and maintain web application user interfaces. They will work with Data Scientists in back-end design, collaborating on application programming interfaces, data structure, and data integration. They will maintain software workflow, versioning, and testing during development and address any bugs. They will document all code according to common development best practices and create technical documentation of project work to facilitate knowledge sharing. A portfolio of prior work demonstrating command of best practices and front-end design principles is required for consideration. Experience with HTML5 and CSS is highly beneficial; Experience with modern JavaScript and related frameworks is highly beneficial; Experience with Python is a plus; Experience with responsive design and CSS frameworks like Bootstrap is a plus; Experience with a code versioning tool such as GitHub is a plus; Experience with cloud computing and storage services, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a plus; Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes is a plus. Previous experience in Agile teams or collaborating with UI/UX designers and data scientists is a plus. This is a part-time position working 15-20 hours per week at $15.00 per hour from the start of the Penn State Spring 2020 semester through June 2020. The Associates program has been designed to provide internship credit for most Penn State colleges. Possibility for internship to extend into Summer or Fall semester based on Nittany AI Alliance workload and availability of the candidate.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088