Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Public Affairs.
The Web Developer works as part of a multidisciplinary web team to develop and support websites built on the WordPress CMS. Specifically, this role is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of web interfaces, including the university’s primary web themes, plugins and other digital products.
This position will report to the Director of Web Development.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates new frontend web solutions to meet functional and brand needs of the university using modern web standards and best practices
Program, test, debug, document, and implement new templates and WordPress plugins
Provides technical support for, and regular updates and enhancements to, the university’s primary web templates, WordPress plugins, and email templates.
Provide technical support for, and regular updates and enhancements to, websites and web templates
Train partners and staff on how to add/maintain website content
Researches new web solutions based on emerging trends and best practices
Ensure adherence to departmental standards
Act as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff
Other duties as assigned
Undergraduate degree in related field or 3 years of experience in a web development role.
Experience programming with PHP or similar Object Oriented server side language.
Experience with WordPress, Linux/Apache, MacOS.
Experience using a version control system like Git or SVN.
Experience with LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) web development.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to web standards and professionalism.
A curiosity to constantly learn about new programming tools and techniques and a desire to share your knowledge with others.
Ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously with only general supervision.
An aptitude to quickly and effectively adapt to new circumstances and technologies.
Ability to estimate the time it will take to complete a required task.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals who don’t have the same level of technical knowledge about a project.
Ability to work well independently and as a part of a team.
The willingness to work extra hours, when needed, to meet a project deadline.
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a communications related area of study including courses in web programming.
3+ years professional experience developing websites using open source technology.
Can demonstrate examples of building custom web sites using WordPress.
Experience working with modern front-end tools/frameworks like SASS, CSS postprocessors, jQuery, React/Backbone, Grunt/Gulp, and others.
Experience writing custom server side applications in PHP, including writing code to interface with data in an SQL database like MySQL.
Knowledge of user experience principles
Experience setting up and modifying web server configurations in Apache or Nginx.
The ability to create and test technical solutions while accounting for cross browser/device capabilities.
Comfort using command line tools.
Contributions to open source projects.
Basic understanding of typography and design and the ability to create simple and usable interfaces.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience in a customer-facing role.
Prior professional experience in a higher education is a plus, but not a requirement.
The hiring range for this position starts at $49,296 annually.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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