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Web Application Developer (IT)

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
$60,000-$75,000 per year; DOE
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

Web Application Developer (IT)

Arizona State University

Journalism & Mass Comm

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

The Web Application Developer supports the brand engagement and marketing team for the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. This individual will work closely and collaboratively with users to design, create, develop, enhance and maintain web content, tools, functionality and format to ensure consistency in content in accordance with established standards, guidelines, and best practice methods.


Salary Range

$60,000-$75,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

Develops web forms, templates, database-driven web pages, new web tools and dynamic areas within web pages designed to enhance, sustain and support ideas and vision of the area in compliance with established styles and standards. Leads site architecture planning, hosting platform and DNS configuration, custom module/plugin development and advanced CMS theming and site building. Stays abreast of and applies web application accessibility best practices and standards. Promotes accessibility practices on teams and educates others in their use. Implements debugging protocols based on thorough knowledge of the platforms involved. Collaborates with unit representatives, marketing team members and others within the university web community. Effectively communicates with team members, clients and stakeholders. Assists in leading team of developers and contributes to their technical growth. Self-motivating, and seeks growth opportunities to actively cultivate skills. Effectively organizes and manages own tasks and priorities in alignment with marketing team leadership and deadlines. Provides technical support in the production of multimedia-based layouts, graphics, animations, video and sound; designs web interfaces and develops layout design/content; selects illustrative materials for use ensuring consistency, accuracy and compliance with all standards. Prepares training materials and associated documentation.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or closely related field AND 3 years web and database experience which includes creating and updating table structures and views as well as CSS development; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of Wordpress for consistent user experience of website and all pages; strong understanding of graphic design principles and practices.

  • Leadership and service management skills
  • Experience in work that requires ability to problem solve and seek win-win outcomes
  • Evidence of effective communication with stakeholders and end-users
  • Experience in managing several projects at once
  • Ability to be proactive
  • Experience with Wordpress and Drupal
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Wordpress plugin development
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Wordpress custom theme development
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Agile development
  • Demonstrated knowledge with GA4 and SEO best practices
  • Experience with web application development using modern Javascript and/or React, and PHP
  • Experience with web accessibility best practices for WCAG 2.1 compliance
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3
  • Experience with Git and GitHub, especially working with multiple branches
  • Mobile and/or responsive design
  • Databases and SQL
  • Knowledge of OOP principles in PHP 5.x and greater
  • Current on secure web programming techniques


Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate verbally in to perform essential duties. Regular review of completed tasks.


Department Statement

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation's premier professional journalism programs. The school, which was named in Cronkite's honor in 1984, prepares the next generation of journalists in both the time-honored fundamentals embraced by Cronkite and the multimedia skills necessary to thrive as journalists in the digital age. Housed in a $71 million state-of-the-art media complex in downtown Phoenix, the school has been featured in The New York Times and The Times of London as a leader in21st-century journalism education. It is the home of Arizona PBS, the Carnegie Knight News 21 initiative and the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The Cronkite School offers 12 professional programs, including a nightly television news broadcast, digital news bureaus in Washington and Phoenix, sports bureaus in Los Angeles and Phoenix, a strategic public relations agency, an entrepreneurial digital innovation lab, digital production bureau, business bureau, and newsgathering and civic journalism bureau.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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