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Web Development Manager

Johns Hopkins University

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Web Development Manager
The Johns Hopkins University Press and Information Systems Unit seeks a Web Development Manager who will be responsible for managing a team of developers in designing, creating, maintaining, and updating web sites for Johns Hopkins University Press (“Hopkins Press”). The Web Development Manager will join a team of exceptional professionals at Hopkins Press committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute.

This position will help to ensure that the Press is a leader in the selection and development of innovative ideas and scholarship; the creation of pioneering technologies to enhance discovery and learning; and the connection of people to the most trusted knowledge from global researchers, scholars, and educators.

The Web Development Manager will manage a team responsible for establishing, maintaining, and augmenting the end-to-end business logic and flow of various eCommerce web sites, shopping cart transactions and related technology components. With this background, the candidate will lead the design, development, and maintenance of the unified customer experience across Press web site solutions.

The position will also be responsible for managing the troubleshooting of various web sites and eCommerce shopping carts and communicating proactively to business stakeholders.

This position reports to the Chief Information Officer of Hopkins Press. The Press is committed to honoring every person's inherent dignity as human beings and making that the foundation of our organizational culture. We proactively find ways to ensure opportunities that promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to publish courageously, while giving a voice to groundbreaking ideas. We support each other and our stakeholders and envision a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. The successful candidate will join a welcoming community that is inclusive and values the contributions and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of a software development team, inclusive of staff oversight, team goal setting, performance reviews, staff augmentation, and mentoring of team members.
  • Identifies and prioritizes requirements by establishing personal rapport with business stakeholders and with other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
  • Establishes work plans based on team capacity and skill sets.
  • Defines and ensures adherence to software development lifecycle standards.
  • Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements, preparing a workflow chart and diagram using knowledge of platform capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Weaves equity, justice, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the work

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible related experience is required; 2 years of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Applicants must possess proven written, verbal and interpersonal skills and must be able to exercise judgment with minimal supervision.
  • They must have advanced experience with the range of supported technologies.
  • Project management experience is desirable.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience.*

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in software development with at least four years' experience managing software development teams in modern web technologies.
  • Experience in Drupal CMS and its use in marketing and ecommerce functions.
  • Experience working with PERL would be a plus.
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Superior problem-solving skills including using analytics to drive decisions.
  • Creative thinker; embracing new ideas; passionate about exploiting the potential of Hopkins Press.
  • Inclusive in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Excel in effective use of resources; keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • High level knowledge of all technologies within area of responsibility.
  • Track record of collaboration with peers, colleagues and lower level staff.
  • Proven ability to prioritize work and ensure projects and workloads are completed on time while maintaining high morale.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Politically aware and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.

Classified Title: IT Manager
Working Title: Web Development Manager
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF
Starting Salary Range: $81,471.60 - $111,988.80 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Press Information Systems
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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