Arcadia University: Senior Web Developer

Posted by | July 19, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Glenside, PA


Senior Web Developer
Department: Global Information Services
Arcadia University is a globally focused
university located right outside of Philadelphia. The IT department, Global
Information Services, is a relatively small team of individuals committed to supporting
the local students, faculty and staff as well as those in all of our campuses
around the world. We‘re looking to expand our small web team so that we can
better support Arcadia‘s growing population by building websites and tools that
improve how we work and communicate. We are looking for someone with a passion
for web development, learning, and exploring new technologies.
Our ideal candidate would be someone who:
  • Is capable of
    noticing patterns in support requests and developing sustainable, long term
  • Enjoys creating
    simple solutions to complicated problems
  • Enjoys challenging
    their technical skills and understanding by research and personal side projects
  • Is not satisfied
    with the status quo and is always looking for ways to improve how an
    organization and its systems work and interact
  • Is capable of
    juggling competing priorities on multiple projects while working well with
    other team members in a deadline driven environment
Duties and
The day to day
responsibilities for this position are:
  •  Planning and
    managing web projects (working closely with the Director of Enterprise
  • Leading and
    mentoring a team of web developers
  • Contributing to our
    Web Technology Strategy including the identification of tools and best practices.
  • Providing support
    for GIS web-based systems including implementation of the enhancements and upgrades
    to the Content Management Systems (Ektron, Drupal, WordPress, Liferay, Koha)
  • Troubleshooting and
    resolving issues related to website development including debugging, new development
    and testing.
  • GIS provides 24×7
    support for critical systems. This position requires off-hours support if critical systems fail or
    need maintenance.
Required technical skill sets and experience:
  • Has a minimum of at
    least 5 years of full-time web development experience OR 5 years of focused,
    intentional devotion to web development (Personal projects, website for
    clients, etc)
  • Experience working
    with languages like PHP or .Net to make custom websites or modify existing
    software like Drupal or WordPress
  • Experience setting
    up, configuring and administering Drupal and WordPress
  • Excellence in HTML
    & CSS (with a working understanding of HTML5, CSS3, modern web standards
    and accessibility techniques)
  • Experience working
    with Javascript, especially jQuery
  • An understanding of
    web usability, including an understanding of the importance of usability
  • Familiarity with
    Linux and Windows based web servers and related web software, especially Apache
    & IIS

To apply: For additional information about this position and to download and Employment Application, please visit:

Submit an Arcadia University Employment Application, cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professi

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