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Web Developer / Information Technologist I

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Technology, Web, Mobile & Application Development
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 943645
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: Information Technology Services
Department: Msu It Enterprise Services 40000482
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Information Technology, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Web Developer

Position Summary

The Web CMS and Mobile Development team responsible for delivering key public-facing websites such as msu.edu, admissions.msu.edu and search.msu.edu, partnering closely with University Communications. The team develops and supports websites and applications using web technologies such as JavaScript, .Net and PHP. They utilize modern web development practices, including headless CMS, NextJS, and Docker, along with supporting popular PHP-based CMS such as WordPress and Drupal.

Reporting to the Manager of Web CMS and Mobile Development, the Web Developer will primarily perform the following duties:

  • Provides support and maintenance for websites and Web CMS. Working directly with content authors in the use of web technologies, developing custom solutions and configurations as needed. Applies CMS configuration changes, updates and security patches.
  • Designs, develops, implements, tests, documents, analyzes, and supports websites, applications, integrations, and APIs of moderate complexity and/or sensitivity using technology such JavaScript Frameworks, Web CMS, PHP, .Net, HTML and Databases.
  • Designs, plans, and conducts tests to verify that complex systems work as intended. Creates technical documents to be used for support and training others. Conducts sessions with other technical developers showing how solutions were coded and where challenges were encountered.
  • Consults with content authors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and event coordinators on project objectives and production requirements. Brainstorms and advises on best practices for multimedia storytelling.
  • Maintains currency on the advancement of technology and techniques in the field. Looks ahead to new web technologies, design techniques, and innovations to improve and develop new solutions.
  • Provides data exports and reports for our enterprise LMS platform (D2L) users and admins and executives in response to requests. Supports D2L integration efforts, providing on-boarding services, guidance, and oversight.
  • Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as over 51,000 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.  

    MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement. 

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate.  This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background. 

    Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

    Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed, including experience overseeing large, complex or critical information technology projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Desired Qualifications

    Experience with: Website and Web Application Development; enterprise web CMS platforms (Sitecore, WordPress, Drupal, etc.); headless web CMS; .NET, C#, and PHP frameworks (Laravel, CodeIgniter); modern front-end JavaScript frameworks (NextJS, React, Angular, VueJS); test-driven development; cloud platforms (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure); user-driven design and development; UX/UI design and accessibility; CSS, and Git; object-oriented programming; relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle DB, SQL Server; API development and/or utilization.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Application Materials

    Resume and cover letter.

    Special Instructions

    Please provide three professional references who are knowledgeable of your work

    Work Hours

    STANDARD 8-5

    Website

    https://tech.msu.edu

    Remote Work Statement

    MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

    Bidding eligibility ends on 5/14/2024 at 11:55 PM

    Advertised: May 8, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: May 21, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

    Organization

    Working at Michigan State University 

    Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

    Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

    We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

    We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

    The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

    Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

    In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

    Top Distinctions

    U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

    • 29th among the nation’s public universities
    • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
    • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
    • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

    Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

    Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

    Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

    Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

    Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

    Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

     

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