Simpson College (simpson.edu) is seeking a Web Administrator with Drupal development experience to join our team in the Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications. The Simpson College website administrator is responsible for the development and ongoing enhancement of websites, applications, and associated digital services in support of Simpson College’s faculty, staff, and student groups. The position requires the ability to assess the feasibility of projects, write functional requirements and specifications, and research and recommend technical solutions, as well as a genuine passion for state of the art and emerging web technologies. Strong understanding of site functionality, site architecture, data flow, and intuitive navigation schemes is expected. The Web Developer reports to the Executive Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications.
Deliver highly customized web-based software solutions that support the mission of the college by planning, architecting, developing, implementing, and supporting web technology infrastructure.
Build and support responsive websites and applications in Drupal and WordPress:
Develop reusable Drupal and WordPress themes, plugins, and modules with custom PHP as needed.
Recommend standards for acceptable design and content of Simpson College application interfaces and processes in coordination with college standards and policies.
Ability to oversee website security issues and overall maintenance for compliance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
2 - 4 years’ experience working in responsive web development with Drupal 7/8
Comfortable using the *nix command line
Experience with Git or similar
Familiarity with a multi-environment dev-to-production workflow
Ability to determine functional requirements from wireframes and feature requests
Experience with security procedures and able to implement security certificates to ensure compliance
Ability to continuously learn and apply new technologies
Motivated, focused and self-guiding; works well on a small team
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to interact with both technical and non-technical audiences
Experience working in a college or university environment
2 - 4 years’ experience working in responsive web development with WordPress
Familiarity with Web Services, such as REST and WebSockets
Experience writing, maintaining, and tuning enterprise-scale web applications
About Simpson College
Founded in 1860, Simpson College is a four-year, comprehensive private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located just south of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, Simpson’s picturesque 85-acre campus in Indianola is home to about 1,400 full-time undergraduate students with an additional 400 non-traditional students at two campuses in the Des Moines metro area.