The Manager of Web Development is responsible for planning and
managing activities and projects that support the university’s web
services primarily focused on public facing web services, including
web content management, digital marketing, web analytics, video
encoding and streaming, blogs, search appliance, and selected
portal based services. Provides leadership and direction in
planning, developing, and maintaining the university’s web
environment. Responsible for the exploration, implementation,
testing, and maintenance of new technology. Directs solutions to
functional and technical problems. Supervises a team of web
developers and analysts, and coordinates activities with other
technical and functional resources, including system analysts,
project managers, system engineers, SharePoint/.Net developers, web
publishers, designers, and content editors.
1. (20% of Time): Participate in the development of strategic and
tactical plans to facilitate and coordinate the delivery of web
services. Coordinates, develops, and implements project plans to
deliver these services.
2. (30% of Time): Lead the design, development, customization and
integration of web applications within the University’s web content
management system, selected web portal applications, and other
systems to support the online needs of the University. Ensures that
all work product developed is maintainable, configurable, and that
all processes are well-documented.
3. (20% of Time): Supervise web developers, provide leadership,
mentoring and guidance as well as performance evaluation. Ensure
team’s adherence to enterprise standards and processes and seek
opportunities to develop staff to ensure a high performing
4. (20% of Time): Provide leadership for project related business
needs analysis, technical approach and feasibility, project
planning and implementation.
5. (10% of Time): Manage maintenance and enhancement of existing
web applications for additional features, architectural
improvements, web application security best-practices and
operational excellence. Provide technical support to University web
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Required Education and Experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Human-Computer
Interaction, or related field, or equivalent in education, training
and experience is required.
- At least 10 years progressively responsible experience
including creating web strategy, integrating complex systems
utilizing web services, building or designing solutions for web
based technology, working with cross functional teams, and leading
large scale implementations projects is required.
- A thorough knowledge of current web innovations, technologies
and best practices in web design, usability and accessibility, and
web application security concepts, and web services (XML and XLST)
- Candidates must also have an understanding of web environments
in large IT organizations and demonstrated knowledge of information
architecture principles and user-centered design principles, and be
able to create and maintain articulate, structured technical
- Practical experience with agile project lifecycles and
methodologies (eg SCRUM), source code management, and code reviews
- Demonstrable knowledge of databases, practical experience with
AJAX, JQUERY, and MVC libraries are necessary. Prior programming
experience with ColdFusion and CommonSpot are a plus.
- Experience managing and motivating team members, coupled with
excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the demonstrated
ability to work independently and as part of a team in a
collaborative environment and a commitment to customer service in a
diverse population are necessary.
- This position will not include the luxury of having tunnel
vision for any one area; rather, this individual will need to
exhibit excellent judgment on how to prioritize between focusing on
existing versus new applications and between features,
architectural improvements, and operational excellence.
- A self-starter who insists on creating innovative solutions and
has the ability to practically apply best-practice web technologies
to meet business objectives will succeed in this role.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
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