Back-End Developer - Haslam College Of Business

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

knoxville, TN

JOB DETAILS
HEADQUARTERS
knoxville, TN, US
LOCATION
knoxville, TN
POSTED
30+ days ago
Description:

The office of Marketing and Public Relations at the Haslam College of Business seeks to hire a talented web developer to join our team. As the back-end developer, this position will collaborate with designers and front-end developers to write and develop code for the college website and other digital initiatives. Furthermore, this position is responsible for ensuring that all websites adhere to the University's style guide, developing and maintaining themes and plugins for content management systems such as Wordpress, and ensuring that all websites meet the university's standards for accessibility. As part of code development, the position will participate in regression and performance testing of websites and web applications to ensure an optimal user experience. This position is telework eligible for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Haslam College of Business websites, ensuring the implementation of the Universtiy’s web standards and branding as specified at http://brand.utk.edu
  • Work with designers and front-end developers to develop custom Wordpress themes and plugins
  • Update website, security patches, bug fixes and perform regression/performance testing of web applications
  • Extend open source and commercial web applications and services to meet the needs of the college
  • Provide ongoing upgrades, enhancements, security patches, and bug fixes to web applications and services
  • Perform regression and performance testing of web applications
  • Implement methods to improve search engine relevance
  • Contribute all written code to the department’s distributed version control system
  • Collaborate with department members, faculty, and other staff on assigned projects to develop user-centered applications and experiences
  • Collaborate with peer developers to create custom web applications and services
  • Provide direction to student workers in the department
  • Participate with other members of the department on regular on call/zoom rotations
  • Identify, research and recommend best practices for optimization technologies, techniques, and strategies and improvements to accessibility
  • Complete professional development opportunities in order to keep knowledge and skills up-to-date
  • Identify and evaluate needs and requests for additional websites, email and digital marketing, social media implementation approaches and process guidelines, form creation and other web development instructional materials and training.

This position will organize collaboration with team members within the MPR department to implement the best approach and delivery methods for instruction including inserting media files, using web parts, creating interactive InfoPath forms, etc.



Qualifications:

The office of Marketing and Public Relations at the Haslam College of Business seeks to hire a talented web developer to join our team. As the back-end developer, this position will collaborate with designers and front-end developers to write and develop code for the college website and other digital initiatives. Furthermore, this position is responsible for ensuring that all websites adhere to the University's style guide, developing and maintaining themes and plugins for content management systems such as Wordpress, and ensuring that all websites meet the university's standards for accessibility. As part of code development, the position will participate in regression and performance testing of websites and web applications to ensure an optimal user experience. This position is telework eligible for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Haslam College of Business websites, ensuring the implementation of the Universtiy’s web standards and branding as specified at http://brand.utk.edu
  • Work with designers and front-end developers to develop custom Wordpress themes and plugins
  • Update website, security patches, bug fixes and perform regression/performance testing of web applications
  • Extend open source and commercial web applications and services to meet the needs of the college
  • Provide ongoing upgrades, enhancements, security patches, and bug fixes to web applications and services
  • Perform regression and performance testing of web applications
  • Implement methods to improve search engine relevance
  • Contribute all written code to the department’s distributed version control system
  • Collaborate with department members, faculty, and other staff on assigned projects to develop user-centered applications and experiences
  • Collaborate with peer developers to create custom web applications and services
  • Provide direction to student workers in the department
  • Participate with other members of the department on regular on call/zoom rotations
  • Identify, research and recommend best practices for optimization technologies, techniques, and strategies and improvements to accessibility
  • Complete professional development opportunities in order to keep knowledge and skills up-to-date
  • Identify and evaluate needs and requests for additional websites, email and digital marketing, social media implementation approaches and process guidelines, form creation and other web development instructional materials and training.

This position will organize collaboration with team members within the MPR department to implement the best approach and delivery methods for instruction including inserting media files, using web parts, creating interactive InfoPath forms, etc.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 years experience working in web development, or 1 yrs experience working in web development with a bachelor’s degree


Preferred Experience:

  • 5 – 10 years web development experience
  • 1 year working in an academic environment
  • Wordpress theme and plugin development skills
  • Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager experience


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of open source content management systems including WordPress
  • Programming skills in languages such as HTML, SCSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript (server-side)
  • Ability to work with structured data formats such as XML or JSON
  • Version control systems such as Git
  • Web accessibility guidelines and their practical use
  • RESTful APIs
  • Linux Server Environments
  • Basic knowledge of Unix utilities
  • Ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with all staff in a respectful and sensitive manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Ability to problem solve and analyze complex problems
  • Ability to learn new skills and technologies as needed
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects in order to meet deadlines on time and within budget

Application Process:


The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865)974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 years experience working in web development, or 1 yrs experience working in web development with a bachelor’s degree


Preferred Experience:

  • 5 – 10 years web development experience
  • 1 year working in an academic environment
  • Wordpress theme and plugin development skills
  • Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager experience


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of open source content management systems including WordPress
  • Programming skills in languages such as HTML, SCSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript (server-side)
  • Ability to work with structured data formats such as XML or JSON
  • Version control systems such as Git
  • Web accessibility guidelines and their practical use
  • RESTful APIs
  • Linux Server Environments
  • Basic knowledge of Unix utilities
  • Ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with all staff in a respectful and sensitive manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Ability to problem solve and analyze complex problems
  • Ability to learn new skills and technologies as needed
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects in order to meet deadlines on time and within budget

Application Process:


The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865)974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville