CIRES/Global Systems Division Web Developer

Boulder, Colorado
Mar 08, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number:

16582 Location:

Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

University Staff Schedule:

Full-Time Posting Close Date:

23-Apr-2019 Close All Job Summary The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomes applications for a Web Developer. CIRES collaborates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) located at the Earth System Research Lab (ESRL), Global Systems Division (GSD) in Boulder, CO.
GSD conducts world-class applied research and directed development resulting in technology transfer of environmental data, models, products, and services that enhance environmental understanding with the outcome of supporting commerce, supporting NWS in protecting life and property, and promoting a scientifically literate public.
GSD is seeking a Web Developer to manage both internal and external websites. This position will provide all of the content management to maintain a professional web presence in a technology-rich science-focused organization. This developer will manage the day-to-day look and feel of the externally facing websites as well as the informational internal websites (Intranet). Particular attention will be focused on Web security and related processes and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal mandates. Who We Are At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Coordinate with communication specialists to develop compelling content on GSD accomplishments, research, and contributions.
  • Research and evaluate commercial and open source web technology to meet GSD requirements and recommend appropriate and cost-effective implementation.
  • Implement, configure, operate, and maintain the GSD web infrastructure, as well as research, develop, document, and maintain web applications, utilities, and tools.
  • Design, develop, and maintain GSD internal (intranet) and external websites and web pages.
  • Collaborate with various technical and project teams to determine requirements and propose solutions to meet GSD requirements with Web technology.
  • Review requirements and provide recommended priorities and time estimates for the development of GSD web technology solutions and features.
  • Coordinate with ESRL and GSD security offices to help ensure IT security for GSD web infrastructure and applications and recommend resolutions of insecure methods and practices.
What You Should Know
  • Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.
  • Must pass a federal security check for working in a Federal Laboratory.
What We Can Offer The anticipated starting salary for this position is $62,000.00, commensurate with experience. Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements Be Innovative. Be Strategic. Be Boulder. What We Require
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must pass a federal security check for working in a Federal Laboratory.
  • Knowledge of and at least 2 years of professional experience with:
    • HTML, CSS, javascript, CGI, Python
    • Content Management Systems such as Django-CMS or Wordpress
    • Cron and secure coding methods
What You Will Need
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, prioritize projects, and multi-task.
  • Must be able to take complex scientific information and translate it for the general public.
  • Must be able to generate compelling media-rich content.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • At least two years of experience in web technology design and development.
  • Knowledge of and experience with:
    • Client/server architecture
    • Apache web server & Perl
    • Dreamweaver or Photoshop
    • Developing device-responsive layouts
  • Demonstrated skill generating and maintaining application documentation and databases.
Special Instructions To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by April 23, 2019 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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