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Web Developer - Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (A1800355)

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Web Developer

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a unique breadth of research expertise, with world-renowned strengths in the arts, agriculture, business, the humanities, and the social sciences, as well as top-ranked programs in the natural sciences and engineering. Many of the technologies that enabled the modern electronic era were developed at the U of I, and year in and year out, we are among the top universities in NSF-funded research and development expenditures. Today, we're building on that tradition, working to address society's most pressing problems by doing what we do best-interdisciplinary research that drives positive change in our communities, our state, our nation, and the world.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is seeking a candidate who can work as part of a creative team to develop meaningful communications that tell the complex and exciting story of research at Illinois and provide technical and creative expertise to create high-profile websites to support campus-level initiatives and activities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Apply knowledge of current web trends and the latest technologies and techniques to develop campus-level web sites that engage users and meet usability, accessibility, and security standards. Develop interfaces to collect and serve various types and formats of data. Translate complex ideas into dynamic, user-focused websites and develop processes to maintain and manage site content. Think holistically about managing multiple websites across multiple different units. Create and maintain documentation and provide training and advice for content owners. Manage quality assurance and testing for websites, in cooperation with other team members.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, web development, communications, or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending upon nature and depth of experience as it relates to this position.

Required: Two years of web development experience. Experience deploying, developing, and maintaining Drupal systems (and consuming web services within Drupal). Working knowledge of standard web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail. Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical collaborators.

Preferred: Experience working as part of a team to develop research-related marketing or communications, especially for a scholarly audience. Experience with user interface and experience, responsive design, and web accessibility. Experience with web analytics/metrics. Programming experience is a plus. Familiarity with University of Illinois WebTools, higher education marketing, and the Urbana campus.

This is an academic professional, full-time, 12-month position renewed annually pending continued funding and progress within the position. The estimated starting date is as soon as possible after closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.

For full consideration, applications must be received by July 1, 2018. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter detailing qualifications noted above, resume', links to three to five examples of web development work and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For further information please contact Susan Key, Human Resources, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 217-244-4592, [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Web Developer - Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (A1800355)
Open Date: 06/07/2018
Close Date: 07/01/2018
Organization Name: OVCR Administration

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Posted: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 7/2/2018
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