Senior Web Developer | University of Illinois, College of ACES

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This search has been extended until July 7, 2014

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications to fill a Senior Web Developer position. The person in this position will provide primary leadership in creating the overall strategic plan for structured programming that enhances and supports our content management system (CMS-currently Drupal) and other legacy applications for the College of ACES' online presence. This is a full-time academic professional position in Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS). The Senior Web Developer will be a member of the Web Management and Support (WMS) team within ITCS and report to the Team Leader for WMS.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of creating and modifying server-side applications and code
  • Manage and implement efforts to define content management processes, optimize performance, and improve accessibility
  • Leads the collaboration with all College units to provide web-based support, including units with specialized CMS requirements
  • Develop custom modules to meet the unit's business needs
  • Primary leadership in updating and extending the CMS as needed
  • Manage and support all existing applications developed internally
  • Actively participate in all aspects of website development: analysis, planning, implementation, testing and evaluation
  • Train faculty, administrators and staff on key aspects of the CMS framework and other Web applications
  • Develop web interfaces that adhere to accessibility requirements
  • Duties performed independently as well as within a team environment using independent judgment



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field. Alternate bachelor's degree areas will be considered if accompanied by equivalent work experience
  • At least five years as a developer (programmer) of production web sites or applications
  • Demonstrated ability to write clean, functional, standards-compliant code
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to present to clients
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS, Javascript
  • Extensive knowledge of modern web techniques and tools, AJAX, or jQuery and similar libraries
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering CMS-driven web sites
  • Proven ability to identify and meet project requirements and deadlines
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; able to manage multiple long-term projects along with often urgent smaller tasks


  • Eight or more years as a developer (programmer) of production web sites or applications
  • Ability to adapt to different web programming languages used at the University of Illinois (i.e. ASP.NET)
  • Experience with application development using ColdFusion or ASP.NET
  • Experience with database design and administering MySQL or MS-SQL
  • Able to adhere to user-centered design principles including user experience design, interface design, and accessibility
  • Familiarity with responsive web design
  • Desire to adhere to web standards, especially coding standards and accessibility requirements
  • Ongoing interest in leading edge web development technologies


Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. Appointment will be 100% time with University benefits for academic professionals.


To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 7, 2014. Starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Electronic submission of applications is required (Word, RTF, or PDF format). Please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application, resume including email address, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references by July 7, 2014. A single file containing all required materials is preferred. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Interviews may take place before the closing date, but no hiring decision will be made until after the closing date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Anissa Connolly at