Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
A Web Developer works in a team-oriented environment to design, program, test, and document web applications used by and for Swarthmore College. This position provides development and system management support for shared web resources such as content management and portal applications. The Web Developer advises, consults with, and provides documentation for faculty, administrative offices, and Information Technology Services staff. The position identifies, researches, and recommends methods of appropriate information delivery via the Web. The Web Developer actively explores new technologies and evolving standards. The position is Pay Grade Exempt 08.
Plan, design, create, implement, and maintain dynamic web sites and applications.
Formulate user-centered strategies for web development.
Develop processes that support ongoing renewal of campus web information.
Write and modify scripts, pages, and style sheets.
Analyze new and existing web applications to ensure that they adhere to current web standards and best practices
Participate in coordinated efforts within ITS in the areas of web-delivered applications and services, especially through the integration of our content management system, administrative systems, portals, learning management system, and digital asset systems
Work in collaboration with web-focused staff across the College community in order to support and enhance delivery of web application services
Develop strategies and support tools for search, search-engine optimization, and web analytics
Provide user support and application maintenance as required
Understand and abide by a high standard of professional ethics, in order to ensure the integrity of the organization
Other related duties as assigned
Three to five years information system experience and at least two years’ experience in programming complex web applications
Verifiable experience in using the Web as a communications medium and fully aware of current best practices and standards in areas such as content management systems, mobile web, web APIs, web services, web usability, and web accessibility
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to meet accessibility standards (WCAG) and observe best practices of universal design in order to build excellent user experiences (UX) for large, complex web sites
Demonstrated ability to interpret new web APIs and web services for a variety of applications to integrate them with existing services
Experience with version control systems
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to balance and complete multiple concurrent projects
Experience managing a content management system (CMS) that supports many contributors with varying needs
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; ability to work extended hours and occasional weekends
Knowledge of common automation and build tools for aiding development
Experience configuring and deploying web applications on Linux based systems
Familiarity with various cloud-based services like serverless computing, scalable computing, managed databases (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform)
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.