Director of Web Development

Posting Details

Job # 036710 Department Code 24002-1040 Department Marketing & Communications Job Title Director of Web Development Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Internal Candidate Identified

As a leader on the Digital Team within the Division of Marketing and Communications ( DMC ), the Director of Web Development will create and set strategic direction for web development done on Syracuse University campus. The Director will lead a team of highly technical front-end, back-end developers, platform architects, and system administrators. The Director will lead the team to make strategic decisions in the creation of high quality, world-class web experiences for desktop and mobile devices across the university’s digital landscape. The Director of Web Development will create, articulate and set web development standards in the creation of services, features, and components to develop and maintain the central web presence of Syracuse University. The Director will focus on integrations between existing systems and Additionally, this position will collaborate and work closely with the University’s ITS division. The team will work with the UNIX, virtual enterprise technology, and information security teams to leverage the University’s Virtual Hosting Environment ( VHE ) for server operations and monitor emerging security threats, responding to vulnerability reports.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent amount of education and work experience.

• Minimum eight (8) years of work experience related to web development management, web design, development and maintenance.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Strong management and communication skills.

• A positive team player with a solution-oriented mindset.

• Industry leading knowledge and experience with fundamental web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

• Strong Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Vue.js, Angular.js, and React.js.

• Strong familiarity with server-side languages such as Python, PHP, Java, and .Net.

• Familiarity with database technology such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and MongoDB.

• Strong experience with accessible and responsive web design and development.

• Experience working with content management systems including WordPress and Cascade.

• Experience designing and implementing quality assurance testing procedures with strong attention to detail.


• Create and direct strategic priorities, team direction, technical and quality assurance standards for the university to facilitate the development of best of breed web applications and services.

• The director has authority and influence to innovate as well as set standards across the university’s digital platforms.

• Responsible for the infrastructure of web applications to ensure security, uptime, accessibility and code standards are adhered to.

• Direct, provide oversight and mentorship to team of developers to create and implement websites, features, components and web services.

• Direct, provide oversight and mentorship to team of developers to create and implement websites, features, components and web services.

• Manage development projects from start to finish ensuring on-time delivery and quality assurance standards.

• Serve as subject matter expert influencing technical decisions and advising internal teams and campus partners.

• Work with analytics team to develop strategic approaches to web analytics, tagging, and tracking.

• Facilitates collaborative coding opportunities the university developer community.

Debug and troubleshoot website issues as needed.

• Monitor analytics, logs, and reports.

• Keep abreast of industry trends, tools and best practices.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 10/22/2020 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

Similar jobs

Similar jobs