Web Developer/Designer

Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Polytechnic University South at Polk State College

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Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged. 


Job Title   

Web Developer/Designer   

Job Description Summary   

Florida’s only public university exclusively teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as the Web Developer/Designer in the department of University Relations.

The Website Designer/Developer is a member of the University Relations team that provides vision, leadership and oversight for all university websites and web applications. This position will assist in the development, support, and maintenance of university websites using sound governance practices for consistent site design and implementation of features and functions. This position will help conceptualize, design and implement sites that elegantly deliver content and strengthen the university brand. The web developer/designer provides guidance, implements solutions, and delivers creative inspiration and assistance to faculty and staff. This position reports to the Director of Marketing.   

Job Description   


  • Creates and assists with the design, development, and support of new and existing secure websites and web applications, including the University’s mobile app.
  • Works as a member of a team and communicates in a professional and collegial manner.
  • Conceptualizes, creates, and manages dynamic web pages for data display and entry using appropriate technologies (HTML, PHP, and Web CMS).
  • Functions as an administrator in the University's web CMS.
  • Creates and assists with the development of official university websites.
  • Provides training for continuous updating of websites.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of accessibility standards ADA 508/WCAG 2.
  • Knowledge of Omni CMS (Omni Update)
  • Knowledge of and advanced skill using PHP, XML, XSL, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, RSS, and associated SSL/HTTP/HTTPS protocols.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.
  • Ability to translate business requirements, user goals and creating strategy into engaging user experiences.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and other stakeholders in a service-oriented environment.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to commit to professional development, fully utilizing existing and emerging web, database, and applications development technologies.
  • Ability to apply web design principles and technologies to the creation and enhancement of integrated and complex web sites.
  • Ability to write content for web pages, migrate old content, or generate refreshed content with correct spelling and grammar.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from and accredited institution in Digital Media, Information Technology, Web Development, or a closely related field.
  • At least four years of professional full-time experience as a web developer and/or web designer.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience developing standards compliant websites based on UX/UI principles.
  • Experience with website design tools, WordPress or related CMS applications.
  • Experience with responsive fluid design practices, methods, and tools using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on high volume web publishing in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with XML/XSL/XSLT, and SQL.
  • Experience with end-user training.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, SEO, analytics monitoring.
  • Experience with site architecture layout.

Required Licenses, Certifications, and/or Other Specific Requirements of Law:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires a criminal background check.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.

Normal Work Schedule: This position is salary exempt. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required.

Target Hiring Salary: $55,750 - $69,000, commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline Date: The position is open until filled.

Application Process: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Diversity Statement:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:


Required attachments are listed on each posting.   Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered. 


An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. 


Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.


All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.


This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.  



Florida Polytechnic University was created by the 2012 Florida legislature to be the state’s STEM-focused four-year public university. With a range of innovative undergraduate and master’s programs planned, both online and classroom-based, the university seeks to recruit inaugural classes of freshmen, transfer and graduate students for fall 2014 and to grow quickly to become a major higher education presence within the state and beyond. The cornerstone of the new campus is an academic center designed by internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Polk County, home to Florida Polytechnic, has a population in excess of 600,000 and is within an hour’s drive of five million residents in the Orlando and Tampa metro areas.

Explore our opportunities for you to help build a major public institution.

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