This is a full-time, permanent position for Boston University. This position is based in Boston, MA and reports to the Assistant Director of Applications in Information Services & Technology. The Web Team in IS&T at BU is looking for a Web Developer I to develop web-based applications and WordPress plugins to support a multi-site, multi-network environment hosting over 1000 websites and web applications on bu.edu. The BU Web Team build apps using reliable tools our team knows and trusts, and uses best practices for security, scalability, and maintainability. We build unit testing into our software and are working toward a day when we are developing in a continuous integration environment (DevOps approach). We work with PHP/WordPress and Python/Django using Linux/Apache/MySQL stack. We are a collaborative team who genuinely enjoys working together and are passionate about our work. We work closely with the Marketing & Communications unit at BU on website design, and we are strongly focused on providing an exceptional user experience for visitors to the Boston University web. If you were to join the BU Web Team, here are the kinds of things you may do over the course of a typical work week. - Develop a WordPress plugin (with unit tests) to add a new feature to our WordPress environment. - Collaborate with peers on the Web Team to review and provide feedback on another developers application and/or WordPress code. - Contribute to internal tools to help us improve our development processes and procedures. - Work with our systems administration and/or systems operations staffs in addressing a production issue. - Help our skilled support team triage tickets and resolve bugs, incidents, or fulfill escalated service requests. - Troubleshoot a complex service issue and work with peers to implement a fix or workaround. - Meet with peers (IS&T and/or MarCom) to brainstorm a solution to a project requirement, supply effort estimates to project management to tackle the problem, and develop/implement the agreed-upon solution.
Bachelor's degree preferred with one to three years of relevant experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 1315
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