Harvard University, Division of Continuing Education: Web Developer

Posted by | October 28, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Cambridge, MA

URL: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=25075BR

Harvard University, Division of Continuing Education
Requisition: 25075BR
Position Title: Web
Developer (1-year term)
Office of
Communications and Marketing
Grade 55
Full-time: 35 hours
per week.  M-F 9-5, some occasional
Union: HUCTW
Duties and
  • Reporting
    to the Senior Web Developer, assists with design, code, and development of all
    Harvard University Division of Continuing Education public websites using
    php/javascript skills and strong knowledge of hand-coded CSS and HTML5.
  • Under
    close supervision from the web team, handles requests for site changes using a
    wide variety of web technologies.
  • Support,
    maintain, and extend Drupal-based websites.
  • Assist
    with development of Drupal themes.
  • Support
    the portal and course websites using the Harvard iCommons platform. Support DCE
    blogs using WordPress.
  • Stay
    current on standards for web usability, design, coding, CSS, scripting
    languages, browser compatibility, and accessibility issues, with flexibility
    for learning new skills as needed.
  • Support
    various web-based tools.
  • Provide
    technical support to team members.
Basic Qualifications:
1-3 years of
experience in web design and development
  • Bachelor’s
    degree preferred.
  • Excellent
    critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and an ability to adapt to the
    rapidly changing technologies inherent in web development.
  • Extensive
    experience with hand-coded HTML/CSS and strong commitment to web standards.
  • Understanding
    of content management systems, Drupal strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge
    of php and javascript/jQuery. 
  • Database
    experience (mySQL particularly) a plus.
  • Experience
    with source control systems (particularly subversion) a plus.
  • Ability
    to conceptualize and articulate ideas for new or enhanced designs and
    interactive capabilities, and to communicate and collaborate effectively with a
    team to carry them out.
  • Must
    be well organized, detail oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment
    with high standards for quality and accuracy.
  • Willingness/availability
    to work overtime and/or be “on call” during critical times.
position is for a one-year term and requires working full time on site in
University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter through the following link to Harvard’s website:

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