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Director of Web Development
Company: Azusa Pacific University
Location: Azusa, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/17/2021
Expire Date: 05/17/2021
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Director of Web Development
The Director Web Development works in partnership with the Vice President for Strategic Communication and Engagement to establish APUís website vision, provide the development roadmap, and lead all aspects of APUís website. This position is responsible for maintaining existing systems, providing development direction, and exhibiting agile leadership. This person will oversee the design, development, and maintenance of the university website back-end systems and more than 70,000 content files across 10,000 public pages. This individual will create web-based systems and databases to manage website content, back-end systems to display dynamic and/or interactive information to website users.

Required Education
* Bachelorís degree in computer science or a related field.
* M.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent graduate work preferred.

Required Experience
* 7-10 years of programming.
* 10 years of web development.
* 5+ yearsí experience in supervisory and team leadership.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

Management/Leadership
* Partner with leadership to prioritize website projects and ensure best use of website resources and opportunities for integration of strategic messaging, engagement opportunities, marketing objectives, recruitment initiatives, and presidential priorities, including strategic plan progress, inclusion and equity goals, and reputation-building endeavors.
* Provide technical leadership to the university's website and its more than 8,800 web pages.
* Manage the development of new technology projects and their distribution among web programming personnel.
* Supervise and support the professional development of the web development staff members in the areas of front-end design, back-end programming, mobile application development, social media integration, and analytics integration and evaluation.
* Research best-practice technologies and development techniques, and apply learning outcomes to relevant web development topics.

Web Technology/Development
* Define coding standards and guidelines, and work with other developers to ensure a consistent approach to technical development. Assist web developers in creating customer interfaces.
* Create and manage web-based tools, modules, and back-end applications that enhance the user experience on our site, expedite the workflow process, and ensure accuracy and timeliness of content.
* Implement HTML templates and content using up-to-date responsive design practices and accessibility guidelines.
* Establish web development environment, including development, edits, staging, QA, and live migration paths where appropriate. Manage code archiving and versioning.
* Monitor content management tool usage and needs, and plan/implement upgrades and solutions to support office processes and client requests.
* Design and implement back-end interfaces between APUís website and third-party systems, creating a seamless front-end experience where possible.

Skills
* Software engineering and project management.
* Building custom web-based tools for site or data management.
* Object-oriented design patterns.
* Database design and SQL, especially using MySQL and PostgreSQL.
* As a Python developer.
* At least one popular Python framework like Django, Flask, or Pyramid.
* Git version control.
* Migrating legacy systems and tools to more efficient, viable alternatives.
* Cross-browser, cross-platform web development using standards-based HTML, CSS, and Javascript; with special attention to responsive design and accessibility concerns.
* Ability to easily adjust priorities as required by situations outside scope of control.
* Familiar with the iOS app development cycle.
* Ability to integrate internal and third-party systems via web service or API.
* Familiar with the ProMAX file server platform.
* Extensive PHP programming experience.
* Knowledge of Perl, C++, Java, or other related languages preferred.
* Leadership with web and mobile-based teams.
* Understanding of common data interchange formats such as XML and JSON.
* Familiar with a Linux-based web server environment and comfortable developing on Mac and Windows workstations using SSH and FTP for server management.
* Proficient in graphic design and industry-standard graphics editing applications such as Sketch app, InVision, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
* Ability to identify areas for improvement in the codebase and provide/implement more ideal solutions.
* Excellent communication.

Technologies
* Ability to integrate internal and third-party systems via web service or API.
* HTML5, CSS3, Sass, and Javascript.
* ProMAX file server platform.
* PHP programming.
* Object-oriented design patterns.
* Python, Perl, C++, Java, ActionScript, or other related languages.
* Cross-browser, cross-platform web development using standards-based HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
* Common data interchange formats such as XML and JSON.
* Database design and SQL, especially using MySQL and PostgreSQL.
* WordPress, Laravel, Node, Angular, and React a plus.
* Linux-based web server environment, and Mac and Windows workstations using SSH and FTP for server management.
* Graphic design and industry-standard graphics editing applications such asSketch app, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
* User interface design and user experience architecture.

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