Web Applications Developer IV

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Posting Number:



Digital Experience Technology

Department Website Link:



Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Campus Web Services team is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated Web Applications Developer IV who is passionate about collaborative web development. Our team is committed to promoting sustainable web development and best practices for the institution. Open-source development is core to our mission and supports our operations.In addition to supporting over 300 websites for various campus clients, our team collaborates with web professionals from across campus to support and maintain the University’s custom Drupal distribution, Arizona Quickstart, as well as other projects. This position will be focused on the development of campus-wide web projects including Arizona Quickstart and integrations with campus systems. You will also support the team’s initiatives by providing web development support for Arizona Quickstart and our custom website clients. Please review our department’s website to learn more about our team: https://web.arizona.edu/ You’ll have team-based support for your day-to-day work and will operate in a respectful environment where we value risk-taking, learning, and open communication. We share responsibility for our successes and failures, we see opportunity in every difficulty, and, above all, we try to cultivate diverse viewpoints and build upon the learning that comes from challenging our assumptions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops, tests, contributes and maintains reusable components for Arizona Quickstart project.
  • Collaborates to solve problems with team members while regularly proposing improvements to development/deployment processes and practices.
  • Leads, coordinates, and participates in team-based development efforts that are often cross-departmental, thus requiring structured and effective communication.
  • Facilitates conversations, presents concepts thoughtfully, and effectively communicates technical concepts for clients, stakeholders and end users.
  • Isolates, identifies, articulates and resolves problems discovered by clients or end users in systems that are already in production.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of documentation for individual systems and for general procedures.
  • Participates in both structured and self-led professional development to help grow the whole team’s capabilities and understanding of the latest technologies and practices.
  • Designs and develops custom solutions for integrations with campus systems.
  • Responsible for maintaining Quickstart code in ordinance with Arizona Digital standards which is used by websites across campus.
  • Advocates for the use of Quickstart and shared code across campus
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is typically required.
  • OR; Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At least 5 years of experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL.
  • Demonstrated experience with Drupal 8/9 development, including building custom modules and themes from scratch.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with modern PHP best practices, tools, and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming design patterns.
  • Experience with leveraging version control systems on team-based projects (we currently use Git on GitHub and Bitbucket).
  • Experience with automated testing, dependency management (NPM, composer) and CI/CD (GitLab, GitHub, Jenkins, etc)
  • Experience working from command-line interfaces.
  • Experience developing code in a collaborative environment with peer code review, coding standard checks, etc.
  • Strong communication skills, including active listening and the ability to effectively collaborate with a large and diverse body of faculty, staff and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Higher education institution work experienceDemonstrated experience with object-oriented PHP programming.

Demonstrated experience with PHPunit or similar unit testing frameworks.

Experience developing Drupal install profiles or distributions.

Experience with headless/decoupled web CMS architectures.

Experience with React, Vue.js, or similar Javascript frameworks.

Experience with Bootstrap or similar CSS frameworks.

Experience with Docker.

Demonstrated experience contributing to Drupal or other open-source projects.

Experience working on collaborative projects that benefit the mission or strategic goals of the larger organization.

Demonstrated familiarity with web accessibility best practices.

Demonstrated experience with web application performance monitoring and optimization.

Ability to seek out opportunities for collaboration and present new ideas to the team.

Demonstrated ability to communicate with stakeholders and end-users.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Information Technology

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Web Sites & Applications

Job Function:

Information Technology

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Grishma Chitrakar

HR Generalist

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please upload an additional document with a list of at least three professional references (one should be at least prior supervisor)

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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