The Manager of Web Development is primarily for public facing web services, including web content management, video encoding and streaming, blogs, search appliance, and web analytics, and selected portal based services. The Manager works closely with campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design, delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the needs of American University. The individual is a hands-on technical manager that supervises a team of web developers and coordinates activities with other technical resources, including system analysts, project managers, system engineers, and SharePoint/.Net developers.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
Experience with High Capacity web systems/ High volume transactions is a "good to have" in this role.
This position will not include the luxury of having tunnel vision for any one area; rather, this individual will need to exhibit excellent judgment on how to prioritize between focusing on existing versus new applications and between features, architectural improvements, and operational excellence.
A self-starter who insists on creating innovative solutions and has the ability to practically apply best-practice web technologies to meet business objectives will succeed in this role.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field, or equivalent in education, training and experience is required.
At least 7 years progressively responsible experience including building or designing solutions for web based technology, working with cross functional teams, participating in project development, and leading development projects
A thorough knowledge of current web innovations, technologies and best practices in web design, usability and accessibility, and web application security concepts, and web services (XML and XLST)
Candidates must also have an understanding of web environments in large IT organizations and demonstrated knowledge of information architecture principles and user-centered design principles, and be able to create and maintain articulate, structured technical documentation
Practical experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code reviews are essential
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a collaborative environment and a commitment to customer service in a diverse population are necessary
Prior programming experience with ColdFusion and CommonSpot
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.