Web Developer

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Working directly with the nation’s science and policy leaders, it’s no surprise that GW often stands at the leading edge of discovery. As the only school of engineering and applied science based in the heart of Washington, D.C., our hands-on, highly collaborative approach has enabled us to cultivate expertise in laboratories and influence in government. GW is a founding member of the National Science Foundation’s Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing and a top source for the government’s cybersecurity policy and research. SEAS relishes opportunities to work with the world’s most powerful institutions on discoveries and breakthroughs that impact everyone’s lives.

The SEAS Computing Facility is the academic computing service unit of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The computing facility provides computing resources and support exclusively to SEAS faculty, researchers, staff, and students. The computing facility is currently searching for a Web Developer who will support the Engineering School Web services and overall digital presence. The candidate will be a resource to SEAS offering web development expertise, building, managing, optimizing the various school websites and contributing to the school’s digital presence. This position will report to the Director, SEAS IT and has no direct reports.

The responsibilities are:
-Primary expert for maintaining the school’s websites. Build, deploy, manage, and optimize the school’s websites on the Drupal and Wordpress platforms. Create templates to ensure standardization. Create microsites to support the school.

Ensure Website security through a strong understanding of Internet security principles and secure coding practices.

Ensure Website stability and efficiency regarding load time, usability, and cross-browser compatibility issues. Leverage SiteImprove tools and Google Analytics and Tag manager to monitor, review and optimize the school main sites.

Regularly review schools’ websites to ensure sites are staying current, phase out those no longer needed, and lead the transition to a more modern platform where necessary.

Support the development of digital standards and governance throughout the school and provide strong recommendations for improvement. Contribute to the development and implementation of digital strategy.

Coordinate and facilitate the distribution of digital media through channels including but not limited to digital signage, mobile app, video streaming, and social media. Record, edit and create digital media including pictures, videos, fliers, documents for school events

Keep current a list of all school websites, owner/admin and supporting platform. Document approved themes and use cases. Provide content management and best practices training to end users within the school to empower them to update sections of the sites for which they have been given administrative access. Provide monthly reports on web analytics. Work closely with student staff to ensure knowledge transfer and build a workforce to ensure a strong digital presence.

Collaborate with the Marketing and Creative Services and other departments within the school to coordinate the advancement of the school’s websites, enhancing current sections or creating new sections when necessary. Assist faculty, staff and students in the creation, development and upkeep of their websites.

The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

-Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
-Experience building and managing websites in Drupal and Wordpress including content structure and design.
-Knowledge of CSS/CSS3, HTML/HTML5, Java Script(jQuery), XML, PHP.
-Experience with web accessibility, mobility, and responsiveness best practices and standards.
-Experience working with media for the web using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.
-Good understanding and familiarity with google Analytics, SEO and Social Media.
-General knowledge of digital signage/media/streaming and marketing automation.
-Ability to follow direction and self-manage to complete tasks according to deadlines.
-Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
-Strong project management and exceptional attention to details.

Typical Hiring Range $56621 - $87592 How is pay for new employees determined at GW? II. JOB DETAILS

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Information Technology Sub-Family Web Services Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S008100 Job Open Date: 03/14/0019 Job Close Date: 04/04/2019 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please explain your previous experience working in higher education.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Please post links to websites you have built and/or maintain on different platforms along with any specific background information if necessary

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe an accomplishment in your field you are most proud of.

    (Open Ended Question)

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 3/15/2019
    Application Due: 4/4/2019
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