Arcadia University: Web Developer, Global Information Services

Posted by | July 25, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Glenside, PA

URL: http://www.arcadia.edu

Arcadia University is 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 someone who:
  • Is capable of noticing patterns
    in support requests and developing sustainable, long term solutions
  • Enjoys creating simple
    solutions to complicated problems
  • Enjoys challenging their
    technical skills and understanding by research and personal, side projects
  • 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.

The day to day responsibilities for someone in this position would be:
  • Contributing to our Web Technology Strategy including the identification of tools and best practices.
  • Working closely with creative and project management staff and faculty members to ensure successful roll-outs.
  • 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 at least 3 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
    testing
  • Familiarity with Linux and
    Windows based web servers and related web software, especially Apache
    & IIS

To apply: For additional information about this or other open positions, visit www.arcadia.edu/jobs

How to Apply: Submit an Arcadia University Employment Application, cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to: hr

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