Web Developer (Remote Opportunity)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 03, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Web Developer (Remote Opportunity)

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The web developer, university web strategy and solutions, plays an important role in developing websites and managing web services at Northeastern. They are a highly productive coder within the team's technology stack (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP) and associated frameworks (primarily modern WordPress frameworks, Laravel, TailwindCSS, VueJS). The web developer brings well-formed opinions about how to deliver high-quality web properties and how to provide superior service to various clients and stakeholders.


  • Develop websites and contribute to university resources leveraging the team's technology stack, including semantic HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP, TailwindCSS, VueJS, webpack, WordPress, Laravel and various static site generators (eg. NUXT, Jigsaw, etc.).
  • Contribute to releases for the various frameworks supported by Web Solutions (ie. University design system, WP Theme boilerplate, WP Plugins, etc.)
  • Ensure codebases have up-to-date, well-documented setup and deployment instructions.

  • Service Management
    • Manage the web service catalog and respond to tickets in a prompt and helpful manner.
    • Manage enterprise platforms offered as services such as WP Engine, CampusPress, Netlify, Contentful, etc.
    • Assist with new project intake and scope definition.
    • Facilitate related web requests such as installing SSL certificates, DNS setup, CI/CD pipelines, etc.
    • Work closely with ITS communications to craft messaging around various web services.

    Support and Logistics
  • Create efficiencies in the team's overall workflow by automating repetitive tasks, clearly delegating assignments and appropriately and eliminating any identified work deemed unnecessary.
  • Manage a backlog of bug fixes and feature requests for various projects.

  • Qualifications:
  • 2-5 years experience with web development, or a similar field.
  • Experience writing semantic HTML and CSS including cross-browser compatibility, performance, and WCAG accessibility compliance.
  • Experience with PHP for modern WordPress theme and plugin development (familiarity with Laravel and the Roots WP tools a plus).
  • Familiarity creating custom blocks with Gutenberg.
  • Familiarity with TailwindCSS, VueJS, AlpineJS.
  • Familiarity with third party integrations and client-side APIs.
  • Familiarity with OOP and MVC concepts.
  • Familiarity with linting and task runners such as Webpack.
  • Familiarity with Figma, Sketch or other collaborative design tools.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and delivery.
  • Experience using Git.
  • Strong ability to collaborate effectively and communicate clearly with technical and non-technical clients.
  • Able to provide a code-based portfolio through a link to a GitHub profile or source files from a project.

  • Preferred Qualifications:


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    Additional Information:
    A criminal background check is required for this position.

    This is a remote position.

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

    To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/503806


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