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Web Developer III
You can apply by going to https://www2.howard.edu/about/caree... and clicking the link to apply. Once on the application site, you can find the job by clicking the arrows and finding “Web Developer- Web Services Department of University Communications” (job ID #31260).
About Howard University
Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.
Department: This position is in the Office of University Communications (http://newsroom.howard.edu/)
Team: This position is a part of the Web Services @Howard Team (https://webservices.howard.edu). The Web Developer III will report to the Web Services @Howard Manager.
Questions about this job? Contact us at https://www2.howard.edu/webservices/contact
We are a Drupal focused shop. Some of our recently launched projects, are the University Calendar system (https://calendar.howard.edu/) and University Newsroom (http://newsroom.howard.edu/). Others can be found listed here (https://www2.howard.edu/webservices/web-migration-project).
The Unical Calendar is a cool project that we are involved with (http://www2.howard.edu/webservices/unical-calendar-project)
We are looking for someone who enjoy web development, has high professional standards and moral values and integrity, and is also enthusiastic and desires to learn and grow professionally. Utilizing the tuition remission benefit and enrolling in Howard University classes is encouraged!
Position Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.
Performs complex web design and development work. Work involves managing web environment design, deployment, and maintenance activities. May train others. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Nature and Scope
Internal contacts include executives, administrators, faculty, staff, students, vendors, other University web developer(s), technical support and information technology personnel throughout the University.
- Design, build, implement, and maintain web sites which conform to the university branding policy.
- Assesses usability, accessibility and functionality of web designs before site launch.
- Analyzes new and existing software programs and assists users in the design, development, and maintenance of various computer applications.
- Plan and organize several projects and handle multiple priorities
- Consulting with administrators, staff, and faculty to identify and document website purpose, communication needs, information architecture and technical requirements and specifications.
- Designs and implements new or revised methods that effectively meet the needs of the agency.
- Determines operational, technical, and support requirements for the operation and maintenance of database, text, and graphics
- Evaluates code to ensure that it is valid; properly structured; meets industry standards; and compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems
- Interacts and communicates with the agency’s information management team or hosting agency to address hardware or software issues affecting web sites
- Tracks the usage of system by using automated web system tracking tools such as Google Analytics.
- Assist in the information systems security certification of university websites.
- Performs related work as assigned.
- Diligence, attention to detail, and the ability to get things done in reasonable amount of time. Integrity, reliability and dedication are expected
- Ability to design web pages; to communicate effectively; to handle multiple projects; schedule, test and install web pages; to communicate effectively; and to train others.
- Demonstrated required development experience with web languages: HTML and CSS
- Plan and organize several projects and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Train end users in content management.
- Demonstrate familiarity with open source CMSes such as Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.
- The most important CMS to have familiarity with is Drupal.
- Experience with version control tools, such as Git
- Knowledge of and experience with the system development life cycle to plan, design, build, test and implement fully functional responsive web design.
- Excellent skill in both written and oral English with the ability to communicate clear and precise instructions.
- We are looking for someone who enjoys web development, has high professional standards and moral values and integrity, and is also enthusiastic and desires to learn and grow professionally.
- Ability to follow instructions from a manager, as well as confidence to give honest input/feedback to a manager
- Ability to set and meet timeline/milestones
- Strong inclination for self-initiative
- Inclination for innovation or thinking “outside the box”
- Strong collaborative skills to establish and maintain an effective and harmonious work relationship amongst the University community and the general public.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 5-7 years of relevant work experience. 6-12 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications. Minimum 2 years of Content Management Systems (CMS) experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 202-806-1316.
We are open to active contributions. We are a Drupal focused shop, and some of our recently launched projects, are the University Calendar system (https://calendar.howard.edu/) and University Newsroom (http://newsroom.howard.edu/). Others can be found listed here (https://www2.howard.edu/webservices/web-migration-project).
The Unical Calendar is a cool project that includes several custom modules, and for which we may push to become contributed modules (http://www2.howard.edu/webservices/unical-calendar-project)