Under general direction of the Digital Experience Manager within the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) Digital Team, the Web Developer II possesses technical knowledge of front and back end web development with preferred experience in an enterprise level CMS. The Web Developer II is responsible for the support of the University’s main website, udel.edu, and development within its CMS. The Web Developer II will also support additional digital development projects at the direction of the Digital Experience Manager. Although a communications background is not a must for the Web Developer, a passion for or a desire to understand marketing, analytics and SEO is preferred.
Collaborates with the Digital Team to design, develop and maintain web projects following best practices, including current web accessibility standards.
Translates requirements into technical designs.
Diagnoses and solves technical problems.
Responsible for performing quality assurance of new and existing web projects and functionality.
Collaborates with digital marketing team to provide suggestions for content optimization.
Develops a familiarity with all digital systems and associated technologies used within OCM.
Follows and contributes to the University Brand Guides for designs as well as policies and procedures governing IT/web efforts.
Responsible for collaborating with the Digital Team to create in-house web trainings across campus, including both content and development roles.
Attends internal and external training programs.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and two years of job-related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience and/or certifications.
Experience with Java or other object-oriented language(s)
Skilled in front end web development and design.
Experience in - or a strong desire to learn - web optimization with respect to both UX and SEO best practices, as well as SEM and paid search, including tools such as Google Search Console, Google Analytics and Google Ad Words.
Proficient knowledge of current web standards, accessibility (WCAG 2.0) and usability.
Cross platform (Mac and PC) experience and a working knowledge of an integrated development environment (IDE) and Photoshop or equivalent. Strong visual design skills are a plus.
Effective communication and organization skills with ability to produce documentation of processes.
Ability to manage multiple projects and be detail oriented.
Internal Number: 494468
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The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/