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Senior Web Applications Analyst

Dakota State University
Madison, South Dakota
CSA Pay Grade IT 6: $64,000 - $70,000
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

Job Details

Dakota State University is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Web Applications Analyst to join our dynamic team and play a crucial role in enhancing our web presence.

Note: This is a hybrid position, requiring a combination of on-campus and remote work.


  • Design and develop innovative and user-friendly web applications.
  • Work closely with campus departments to understand business requirements and translate them into effective web solutions.
  • Utilize expertise in CMS products, including SharePoint, Cascade, and WordPress, to build and maintain robust web applications.
  • Create and enhance intranet/communication sites to facilitate seamless internal communication and collaboration.
  • Identify and remediate ADA blocking issues to ensure accessibility compliance.
  • Implement search optimization techniques to enhance the visibility and usability of our web applications.
  • Provide expertise in web governance, assisting in creating policies, and updating existing policies to ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of processes to ensure the security and integrity of web applications.
  • Utilize Google Analytics to analyze website traffic and user behavior, providing insights for continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is preferred.
  • Proven experience working with CMS products such as SharePoint, Cascade, and WordPress.
  • Experience in designing and developing intranet/communication sites is preferred.
  • Experience in QA testing, including functional, and test script creating and automation.
  • Strong knowledge of ADA compliance and experience remediating blocking issues.
  • Expertise in search optimization techniques to improve website performance.
  • Proficiency in utilizing Google Analytics for web analytics and reporting.
  • Experience in web governance, policy creation, and updates.
  • Ability to prioritize, problem-solve, and multitask in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Effective at building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Flexible benefits package – health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, hospital indemnity insurance, flexible spending account, health savings account, health reimbursement account.
  • South Dakota Retirement System. Employees receive 6% fully matched contributions from SDRS and are vested after three years of service.
  • Paid time off – full time 12-month employees earn 15 days per year of annual leave and 14 days of sick leave per year. In addition, employees receive 11 federal paid holidays.
  • Reduced tuition for education.
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Paid family leave

How to Apply:
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references.

Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.   In addition to the exciting professional opportunities at Dakota State University, employees will have the privilege of enjoying the benefits of residing in Madison, South Dakota. Nestled in the heart of the state, Madison offers a unique blend of small-town charm and modern amenities, creating an ideal environment for work-life balance.

The city boasts a range of recreational activities, from picturesque parks to outdoor events, fostering a sense of community engagement and well-being. Madison’s scenic landscapes and proximity to nearby lakes provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, whether it be fishing, hiking, or simply enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors.

Madison’s location within South Dakota provides easy access to larger cities, cultural events, and regional attractions. Madison is only a short 50 minute drive from South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls.   DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.


Dakota State University

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

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