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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/31/2016

Stanford University Stanford, CA

Company
Stanford University
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
870132
AJE Ref #
576031051
Location
Stanford, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Stanford University

Web Developer

Job Number: 72271

Web Developer with Stanford Web Services

Service support (80%):

You'll develop, improve, and document code (e.g., modules and themes) on custom projects for clients.
You'll advise on development strategy ranging in complexity from single websites to complex products and services.
You'll review code for functionality, accessibility, security, performance, and maintainability.
You'll embody the agile spirit through active participation in daily scrum, weekly development sprint meetings, and project and sprint retrospectives.

Platform support (10%):

You'll develop, improve, and document code, features, and installation profiles for services (e.g., the Drupal-based Stanford Sites Jumpstart) and platforms (e.g., Stanford Sites Drupal content management system).
You'll look for opportunities to reuse custom components created for client work, folding them into the underlying framework to benefit the greater campus community.
You'll contribute to multiple open-source software projects (e.g., Drupal, WordPress, Behat).

Community engagement (5%):

You'll support our customer experience team on complex development-related questions.
You'll participate in Stanford's Communities of Practice to support an open and sharing environment with our peers.

Professional development (5%):

You'll keep your skills sharp through attending conferences and training.

* Note this is a one year, fixed term position. Benefits at Stanford

We work for the greater good. We don't have stock options or free lunches (though Free Bagel Tuesday is nice.) We'll pay for your Caltrain ticket, match-and-then-some your retirement contributions, help with tuition for your dependent(s), and provide healthcare options that include zero deductible plans. Stanford is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which qualifies for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program with the Department of Education.

You can also take advantage of Stanford's recreation facilities and libraries, get discounted tickets to sports and events, and more. Check out what makes it pretty sweet to work for Stanford:

https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards/sweeteners

The fine print

Human Resources wrote up a common set of core duties, minimum and physical requirements, and standards for everyone at Stanford with this job classification. They're appropriate and applicable, if not particularly sexy. And now, without further ado, the fine print:

JOB PURPOSE:

Create and maintain websites. Design, build, and implement new, high quality, high performance web-based applications and tools that maximally leverage available technology infrastructure.

CORE DUTIES*:

Design, implement, and manage web-based applications, databases, and interfaces from initial design and architecture through development, test, and deployment.
Implement and maintain Drupal and WordPress content management systems, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and creation of Stanford-specific modules or plug-ins, in a collaborative development workflow. Develop and deploy upgrade/migration plans for content management systems.
Perform web platform analytics; identify and work in collaboration with departments and units to resolve strategic and university-wide problems.
Develop and deploy web applications and client-side web interface components that interact with relational database management systems that integrate with Stanford's web, authentication, and authorization infrastructure.
Evaluate and implement new programming languages and technologies. Provide life-cycle management for software and code.
Design and document data structures, architecture, and process flows for websites, web-based applications, and databases.
Mentor, oversee, and check the work of other staff on technical matters. Conduct security reviews of applications written by other developers.
Design, coordinate, and troubleshoot integrations, components, and infrastructures to run enterprise class website.
Research, evaluate, and enforce web standards for usability and accessibility. Develop and enforce Stanford programming and application design standards.
Facilitate vendor relationships.

* - Other duties may also be assigned Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated significant experience in developing websites and web applications using content management systems, open source tools, languages, libraries, and current standards-compliant code.
Strong understanding of Drupal architecture and experience in creating and maintaining Drupal modules.
Experience in a collaborative development workflow, including development/stage/production environments, code reviews, Drupal Features, installation profiles, and Git/GitHub.
Experience in test automation and continuous delivery.
Experience with HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, and SASS/Compass.
Demonstrated ability to write, compile, test, debug, and deploy software on UNIX-like platforms and web servers.
Knowledge of web analytics tools and related analyses.
Ability to design and manage relational databases.
Ability to design and implement RESTful web services using Drupal.
Ability to interact positively with and build consensus among a diverse group of colleagues, clients, and senior leadership.
Ability to understand and manage greater web environment.
Ability to design and integrate complex web enterprise systems.
Familiarity with browser devices and platform differences and idiosyncrasies, and ability to develop workarounds to accommodate specialized user/client needs and device platforms.

Certifications and Licenses: None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Frequently sitting.
Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Strong visual acuity

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORK STANDARDS:

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, https://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Information Technology Services

Location: Information Technology (IT)

Schedule: Full-time

Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/870132

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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