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Competitive salary available based on qualifications, experience and education of the selected candidate.
The Information and Technology Services (ITS) organization at the University of Michigan is seeking a Senior Web Developer to work within the Digital User Experience team in the Marketing and Communications department. The Senior Web Developer will focus on administering web Content Management Systems (mainly Drupal) and maintenance of websites and web applications.
The candidate should have a high-level performance in autonomy, active contributions to strategy and technology solutions, responsiveness, cross-training peers, customer service, reliability, acting as a change agent, collaboration, and deliverables.
This position will report to the Digital User Experience Team Manager.
In this position, the web developer will be responsible for leading the back-end creation, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting for web sites and web applications. The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with a talented team of front-end developers, information architects, UX designers, multimedia designers, and communication specialists. Daily work will be a combination of operational work as well making technical and tactical contributions to priority projects.
Specific duties include:
Design and implement Drupal (and WordPress) websites for the university.
Install, configure, upgrade, and maintain Drupal (and WordPress).
Choose, install, configure, and upgrade Drupal modules to meet business requirements.
Write custom Drupal modules or modify existing modules to meet business requirements when no suitable third-party module exists.
Upgrade/migrate Drupal websites to new versions.
Integrate the university's authentication system, and maintain security protocols.
Work with front-end website designers, UX staff, and accessibility staff to customize existing Drupal themes or create new Drupal themes.
Work with website content creators to resolve website issues affecting them.
Work with web hosting providers (internal and vendors) to resolve website issues and keep websites running optimally.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 5 years of directly related professional work experience in marketing and communications
Knowledge of and experience with complex Drupal implementations and significant PHP development experience
Experience building, configuring and maintaining Drupal 7/8/9/10 and WordPress websites
Ability to diagnose and resolve technical issues and to recommend areas for improvement or innovation
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines
Ability to lead, give direction and follow through on commitments to completion
Experience working with enterprise systems
Candidates should include 3-4 links to Drupal sites they have maintained and a list modules or themes they have written or customized.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Remote work is currently available with the possibility to renew every year based on University and ITS leadership directive, business needs, and/or performance. Average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amounts of work at a computer, may require travel. May require work outside of normal business hours. Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance required.
Benefits at the University of Michigan
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Dental and Vision Insurance
Parental and Maternity Leave
Job openings are posted for at least seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.