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Web Developer I

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Position Summary:

With direct supervision, program the content management for National University (NU) and affiliate websites by designing, coding and modifying, from layout to function and according to clients’ specifications. Strive to create visually appealing themes and plugins that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation.

Essential Functions:
  • Understands front-end and back-end technologies, including PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and Application Programming Interface (API).
  • Designs and develops responsive design websites using web standards and user experience measurements; constructs user interfaces for NU websites and/or web applications.
  • Programs websites, mobile sites, and other digital projects based on customer requirements; ensuring all assignments are error free; maintains existing websites built in HTML and WordPress.
  • Develops themes, child themes and related functionality for a WordPress or other MVC websites.
  • Participates actively in the WordPress community and is a key stakeholder and visionary of future WordPress and content management.
  • Collaborates with internal clients to assess needs in development of themes, child themes, and related functionality for a WordPress multisite network.
  • Develop solutions using knowledge and experience with current web technologies, including React, VUE.js, Angular and other web technologies
  • Publish updates and new functionality via production workflow
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsi bilities: N/A


Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field, preferred;
  • Three (3) to six (6) years' relevant experience in programming and modifying different web properties; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:
  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal. Contributes fully to the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of teams without necessarily taking the lead.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.
  • Working knowledge, principles and practices of office management/systems within a higher education environment, preferred. Demonstrates an understanding of underlying organizational issues.
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
  • Ability to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success. Demonstrates the ability to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives. As a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
  • Adapting to new technologies and standards.
  • Core proficiencies include PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, MySQL, and Git.
  • Integration of third-party APIs and technologies with WordPress and other frameworks including the use of JSON, SOAP and other similar technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Javascript frameworks such as React and interest in developing proficiency.
  • Understanding and embracing of accessibility/WCAG 2.x standards
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
  • Understanding and comprehension of Custom Post Types and WordPress Taxonomy structures.
  • Integration of third-party APIs and technologies with WordPress.
  • Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods and techniques and equipment, including knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures; Ability to translate designs (PSD, AI, Sketch) into functional Web interfaces
Travel : No travel required. Fully remote.

National University is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, National University is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

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