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Web Site Designer/Developer, Senior (Web Developer II, Humanities Administration) #S28283

at University of Arizona

Pay: $55,000 to $65,000/year
$55,000 to $65,000 Annually (DOE)
Posted: 1/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary

Your main responsibility will be to work with the Humanities Web Services team to build and maintain two web applications: the Language Placement Exam app, and the CESL Student Management app (both currently built on Drupal). You will also be responsible for integrating College of Humanities’ websites with other web services, both UArizona internal (UA Enterprise systems), and third party (, Quickbooks, D2L).

Your attention will be divided across a wide variety of projects, and issues or requests can arise unexpectedly via numerous channels, with varying levels of priority and complexity. This will require you to communicate clearly with clientele and with management staff, and to make quick decisions in order to maximize satisfaction.

This position will be physically housed in the Division of Agriculture, Life, and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension, within their Cyber Communications and Technologies department ( You will have the opportunity to collaborate with their experienced designers and developers, and will be asked to assist them with their projects. You will be responsible for managing the balance of demands between both departments, and will be counted upon to report your efforts accurately.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, build, implement, test, and maintain Drupal web applications.
  • Improve the usability, usefulness and desirability of websites in collaboration with designers, architects, and other web developers
  • Write technical documentation regarding the website’s technical requirements
  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing websites and web applications
  • Develop and maintain custom modules and scripts
  • Transition existing websites from older codebases to updated releases
  • Develop and maintain integrations between UArizona data systems and websites
  • Research emerging web solutions, website development frameworks, and best practices in code, security, and long-term strategies for web delivered content
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of information architecture and content strategy
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and effectively communicate with project managers, designers, clients and other developers.
  • Ability to work within the constraints of a content management system and build maintainable, scalable data structures and content models.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a tightly integrated team with varying levels of project collaboration

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency with HTML, CCS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL
  • Strong communication skills, including active listening and the ability to effectively collaborate with a large and diverse body of faculty, staff and students
  • Demonstrated experience with Drupal 7 administration, configuration, and maintenance
  • Enthusiasm for learning about the latest opportunities in web programming, back-end API development, and code development/deployment strategies

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Five years of progressively responsible web site design and/or development experience; OR, Associate’s degree in a related field AND four years of web site design and/or development experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND two years of web site design and/or development experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency deploying, updating, and maintaining Drupal Websites
  • Proficiency coding responsive/mobile-friendly websites
  • Proficiency coding JavaScript and using AJAX
  • Experience developing custom Drupal modules using PHP.* Experience with source control systems
  • Experience with leveraging version control systems on team-based projects (we currently use Git on Bitbucket)
  • Experience with building custom modules from scratch for Drupal 7
  • Experience with the Bootstrap framework
  • Experience with hosting and deploying Drupal applications on both Pantheon and LAMP stacks
  • Drupal 7/Drupal 8 Custom Module Development
  • Experience integrating Drupal with external systems and knowledge of API integrations
  • Experience with the Bootstrap CSS framework and/or UArizona Bootstrap theme
  • REST APIs – integration and creation
  • SQL particularly with MySQL
  • Version control especially using git
  • Javascript and js library integration for front-end development
  • AJAX style calls with Drupal
  • GraphQL
  • Experience developing applications using client-side javascript frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, etc.
  • Strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience, and/or industry activities
  • Awareness of best coding practices around security

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