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Web Applications Programmer

North Central College
Naperville, IL

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Technology, Analysts & Programming, IT Support & Training
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title:

Web Applications Programmer


Information Technology Services


Information & Technology

Supervisor Title:

Web Team Leader/Developer


Full Time Regular

Position Summary:

This position is a member of the web team who takes responsibility for the development, prototyping, programming, testing, and maintenance of web based applications. This will include coding, testing and debugging, using design patterns, database design, developing API services, integrating new and existing systems, and learning new technologies quickly.

Description of Key Responsibilities:

1. Design, develop, test, maintain new and existing websites/applications, and make relevant recommendations to management. This may include web-forms, database design, scripting, or other development as needed.
2. Program as needed to integrate information resources (databases, authentication systems, vendor supplied solutions, web APIs, etc.) into the web environment.
3. Create custom applications as needed, utilizing web frameworks, as necessary.
4. Integrate, test, and deploy open source and third-party applications into the web.
5. Review website(s) for user-friendliness, marketing effectiveness, ease of growth, and suggest improvements.
6. Ensure all new/current websites/applications are compatible on all platforms and browsers.
7. Optimize graphics and websites for peak performance on modern web-connected devices.
8. Maintain and administrate Drupal and WordPress modules/plugins and sites.
9. Perform custom Drupal module development, theming development, and work with key contributed modules and core API.
10. Participate actively in the team’s rigorous application of information security
11. Document code and procedures and share this knowledge with the entire web team.
12. Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills in dealing with persons both internal and external to the College.
13. Help maintain and administrate the College’s intranet platform (Unily), as well as provide assistance and other support to intranet content creators
14. Collaborate with team members.
15. Well organized, detail-oriented, and flexible with regards to project timeline shifts.
16. Identify, track, and resolve production issues quickly.
17. Resolve ITS help-desk issues related to the web.
18. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College.
19. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
20. Other job-related duties as appropriately assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to communicate technical ideas to business users and other teams (design, Q.A.).
2. Willingness to pursue additional training and to share that knowledge to enhance the
functionality and resources of the team.
3. Ability to learn new technologies quickly
4. Ability to work on multiple projects with overlapping critical tasks.
5. Ability to document code and web projects clearly and concisely.
6. Knowledge of languages such as HTML, JavaScript, Java, PHP, Perl, and SQL.
7. Ability to develop state of the art websites using the W3C standards, adhere to coding standards for the application being developed, and implement SEO best practices. Knowing Drupal coding standards is a plus.
8. Knowledge of Drupal theming and development.
9. Knowledge of modern web frameworks including MVC frameworks or others utilizing the object-oriented programming paradigm. Knowledge of RESTful API development.
10. Ability to work with Web-connected databases, and an understanding of query languages such as MySQL.
11. Experience with GIT, SVN, or any other version control system.
12. Experience in creating and optimizing graphics for the Web using tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Detail-oriented and result-driven individuals who work well within team environments and have good interpersonal skills, as well as good client interaction skills. We are looking for someone who is passionate about web development and willing to learn quickly.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Interactive Media Studies, or a related field.


Minimum five years of significant experience in the web development field, performing progressively more complex responsibilities in IT work such as; LAMP (Linux, SQL, PHP) technology stack, Object Oriented Paradigms, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git versioning and deployments. Experience with Drupal and administrating Content Management systems is desirable.

Is This a Temporary Position?:


Employment Conditions:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

For more information about the College’s vaccine expectation along with other helpful information regarding the College’s current health and safety protocols—go to

Number of Vacancies:


EEO Statement:

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources at 630-637-5757 or

Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:


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