Description: Reporting to the Head, Digital Initiatives, this position will serve as the primary front end web developer for the Libraries and will, in collaboration with Marketing and Communications and other developers in Digital Initiatives, implement the Libraries' theme and branding in a variety of technologies, frameworks, and web applications. This position is responsible for implementing the University's style guide in all websites maintained by the Libraries, developing and maintaining web themes for frameworks including Drupal and Wordpress, and ensuring websites meet the university's accessibility standards. The position will also collaborate with other members of Digital Initiatives to design and document sustainable frameworks for web applications and ensure they are responsive. The position will also participate in regression and performance testing of Libraries websites and web applications.
Responsibilities: Web Development / Programming
Oversee the implementation of the University's web standards and branding to all library web applications and webpages as specified at http://brand.utk.edu.
Develop and maintain web themes for WordPress, Drupal, and third party applications.
Create custom, in-house web applications, systems and services.
Extend open source and commercial web applications, systems, and services to meet the needs of the Libraries.
Provide ongoing upgrades, enhancements, security patches, and bug fixes to web applications, systems, and services.
Work to ensure that all library web applications and websites are responsive and perform in a user-centered manner.
Oversee implementation and usage tracking with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
Perform regression and performance testing of web applications.
Implement methods to improve search engine relevance. Collaboration
Collaborate with department members, faculty librarians, and other library staff on assigned projects.
Attend and contribute to department and project-related meetings.
Ensure that assigned tasks are completed on time and within budget.
Work with others to solve project-related problems in a timely and effective manner.
Consult with supervisor and department members to identify and recommend optimal technologies, techniques, and strategies for successful project completion.
Consult with end users, other programmers and technologists, OIT technologists, and UTK Libraries' faculty and staff concerning user needs, usability requirements, campus computer security issues, and integration of new programs and services with existing library and university computer systems and services.
Participate with other members of the department on regular on call rotations.
Provide direction student workers in the department. Documentation and Research
Research and implement best practices that ensure the all web applications meet the university's standards for accessibility.
Identify and complete professional development opportunities in order to keep knowledge and skills up-to-date (in conjunction with supervisor).
Document procedures to ensure long-term sustainability of library applications.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.