Eastern Washington University is seeking a Senior Web Developer in the Department of Marketing and Communications. This position brings a user-experience approach in order to plan, create and implement engaging, customer-focused websites for all university stakeholders. Working with other developers, designers, content providers and students, the senior web developer achieves business goals by developing baseline themes for university-wide clients using WordPress CMS with Advanced Custom Fields.This position meets with stakeholders to ensure ongoing satisfaction, and sets client expectations through project management and clear communication. The senior web developer is responsible for educating clients and stakeholders on the benefits of a defined requirements process, and may supervise lower-level staff and student workers. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of web development industry experience , and is comfortable with full-stack programming, understanding all layers of software development. The candidate must also excel in communication, organization and creativity, with a keen ability to multitask.
On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This position, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees' Collective Bargaining Agreement.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor's degree -OR- five plus years of web development industry experience
Two or more years of experience developing WordPress custom themes
Demonstrated understanding of the design-to-development process
Demonstrated knowledge of the software development lifecycle
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting universal accessibility, cultural competency and/or diversity
Comfort with full-stack programming, understanding all layers of software development
Two or more years of supervisory experience
Two or more years of project management experience
Experience with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for WordPress
Experience working in higher education or the public sector
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.
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