Web Application Specialist

Temple University   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Education

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 40 days ago

Description

  The Web Application Specialist supports web projects for the Fox School of Business. This position will be responsible for the maintenance of the existing website, including quality control checks, and the development of new dynamic websites using open source systems. The Web Application Specialist will translate wireframes and full designs into cross browser, compliant, accessible and responsive code in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment. When necessary, s/he will troubleshoot both static and dynamic sites. The Web Application Specialist will suggest and implement improvements that will have a positive impact on load times, SEO, user experience and team productivity.  S/he will be expected to stay current with emerging web development trends, applications and technologies.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

 Required Education & Experience:


Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least two years of relevant web development experience using open source systems. Coding experience using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL; and Bootstrap for responsive design. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Required Skills & Abilities:

* Expert knowledge using open source content management systems (Wordpress or Drupal) including plugin customization and server integration.
* Writing and testing cross browser compliant code.
* Basic understanding of web accessibility standards.
* Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff with differing technical abilities.
* Excellent written and verbal communication as well as organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment.

 Preferred:
* Knowledge of best practices in search engine optimization.
* Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite in relation to web publishing.
* Good sense of high quality user experience. Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. 

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