Web Software Engineer

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Functional Title:

Web Software Engineer

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Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

UNCG Information Technology Services strives to be a catalyst for technology-driven innovation that creates connected communities where diverse people and ideas thrive. We do this by connecting, enabling, and empowering people through technology. In fulfillment of this vision and purpose, our mission is to leverage technical expertise to provide effective, sustainable, reliable, and easy-to-use technology services that advance University strategic initiatives and promote regional growth.

Learning Technology and Client Services within ITS is committed to delivering responsive, high-quality, customer-oriented services, and support that fosters a productive and stable instructional, research, and administrative operational environment for the students, faculty, and staff of UNCG. In support of this mission, Information Technology Services (ITS) provides the following services:

- Acquisition, implementation, management, and support of selected instructional, research, and business software applications, including enterprise-wide learning, research, and office use technologies
- Maintenance and support of technology-equipped learning spaces, open-access computer labs
- Reliable internal and external ITS communication services, including web/mobile application development and support
- Computer hardware and peripheral device acquisition support, installation, and repair
- Training, consultation, and direct client assistance for use of technology at UNCG
- Participation in campus-wide initiatives to assess and meet university information technology needs

Position Summary:

The Digital Engagement Platform group within ITS Learning Technology & Client Services is charged with responsibility for the platforms that support online engagement across students, employees, and the broader community. This includes platforms that underpin our mobile and website hosting services as well as our service management platform, ServiceNow. Platforms for digital engagement are central to the experience of our constituents and the identity of the University. Our goals include: making these points of interaction more visible (increase engagement); making the platforms that provide these interactions easier to use for communicators (increase productivity); building these platforms in a consistent way that gives users the best possible overall experience (increase quality) and, engineering these services so that they are cost-effective and sustainable (increase efficiency).

This position develops advanced web-based applications and integrations that support digital campus enterprise services. This includes the development of websites, tools, and applications supported by the Digital Engagement Platforms group.

While the Web Software Engineer ensures the success of many applications and application integrations, the primary focus of this role is on WordPress, the content management platform for the University. The position will contribute to the development and maintenance of UNCG-developed WordPress templates, blocks, plugins, and widgets.

In addition, the Web Software Engineer provides advanced support for departments, their web communications staff, and their vendors as needed and shares knowledge through outreach and education about development best practices and the use of supported web technologies.
The position will also help create and maintain web applications and REST service endpoints built in ASP.net.

Minimum Qualifications:

Mid to late-career with Masters and 2-4 yrs experience; or Bachelors and 3-5 yrs experience; or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

- 7 years of experience developing web-based software using SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and advanced CSS.- Experience developing and consuming REST-based web services.- Experience working with ASP.net Core.- Experience working with React.
- Familiarity with the SDLC, common development, build and source control management tools such as Azure Pipelines, Gulp, Grunt, and GIT.
- Experience with Waterfall and Agile development methodologies
- Experience with common software development patterns and frameworks
- Extensive experience developing solutions with WordPress, including theme development, plugin development, and Gutenberg block development.
- Ability to work with end-users and technical staff to determine requirements and deliver effective solutions.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field minimum, but prefer Master’s-level degree.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Info Technology Services - 23101

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For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




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Key Responsibility:

Advanced web application development.

Essential Tasks:

Develop and maintain templates, plugins, widgets, or blocks for official use with University sites using WordPress.
Work well in a team environment.
Use ITS-recommended tools (e.g., source control, IDE, build processes, hosting).

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Support departments, their web support staff, and vendors.

Essential Tasks:

Provide support for advanced WordPress use and serve as an authoritative resource for the use of the UNCG theme, plugins, and web hosting services.

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Key Responsibility:

Process development and improvement

Essential Tasks:

Co-author, and regularly review technical guidelines, standards, and procedures.

Provide input on policies related to supported platforms.

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Key Responsibility:

Divisional Policies, Procedures and Job Requirements

Essential Tasks:

Follow all Divisional policies and procedures as they relate to the job. Adhere to Divisional and defined requirements as they relate to the job responsibilities regarding SLA’s, Security, and Asset Management.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Reading - f, Writing - F, Hearing - f, Talking - f, Sitting - f

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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