The Web Developer primary responsibilities revolve around supporting, front and back-end development while enhancing Bucknell's digital presence (public website, intranet, blogs, mobile applications, third-party software), with a particular emphasis on prospective student and alumni engagement. This position reports to the Associate Director of Web & Digital Communications and is part of the Division of Communications. The Web Developer works with the latest web technologies and software development processes to meet the growing complex information needs of the University. This hands-on position works collaboratively with the Communications team and campus community, as well as independently, and serves as a web developer with the Digital Communications team in areas of analysis, design, modification and maintenance of web applications and integrated systems.
Serve as a project manager and liaison with campus partners who have responsibility for providing or creating content for departmental web pages.
Provide web content management guidance, training and expertise.
Ensure that University visual identity design and branding standards are upheld.
Participate in decisions concerning the design and architecture of Bucknell's websites.
Create design documents, mock-ups and proof of concept systems for new web features.
Establish and manage multiple projects simultaneously using a project management system. Create project schedules and ensure that milestones and deadlines are consistently achieved.
Email & Communication
Coordinate, test and produce targeted email campaigns for constituencies across the University, incorporating industry-related best practices to create messages that display well and are responsive across all common email clients.
Develop and maintain web services and APIs for data connectivity between multiple sources.
Create, and maintain design templates.
Browser & Compatibility
Resolve browser compatibility issues and program bugs, and design responsive and mobile-friendly user interface.
Ensure cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility, as well as methods for degrading for older browsers and displays.
Bachelor's degree and two years of directly related experience or, in lieu of education, six years of directly related work experience.
Strong attention to detail; and demonstrated organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
Expert knowledge in browser compatibilities issues; responsive and mobile-first design concept; and best practices in front-end design and implementation.
Local development experience using LAMP, MAMP or WAMP.
Skill in creating, normalizing and securing databases using various database offerings. (MySQL, SQL, Oracle)
Familiarity with Drupal 8 themes using Twig and custom module development.
Knowledge and experience with cloud hosting services like Acquia and Pantheon.
Knowledge of GIT or SVN code versioning systems.
Mysql database backup and restoration into a local development environment.
Ability to quickly learn new systems and software and demonstrate initiative to learn new skills and stay current in the profession.
Experience in application development methodologies, including documenting data. flows, user workflows, understanding backend APIs, and building functional prototypes.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical colleagues.
Internal Number: 117433581
About Bucknell University
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.