Position Summary Reporting to the Head, Digital Initiatives, this position will serve as the primary front end web developer for the Libraries. As front-end developer, this position will collaborate with Marketing and Communications to write and develop code based on mockups from designers for web frameworks and applications in use by the Libraries. Furthermore, this position is responsible for ensuring that all websites adhere to the University's style guide, developing and maintaining web themes for frameworks including Drupal and Wordpress, and ensuring that all websites meet the university's standards for accessibility. The position will also collaborate with other developers in Digital Initiatives to design and document front-end best practices and ensure that all websites are responsive. As part of code development, the position will participate in regression and performance testing of the Libraries' websites and web applications to ensure an optimal user experience.
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 other third party applications.
Extend open source and commercial web applications and services to meet the needs of the Libraries.
Provide ongoing upgrades, enhancements, security patches, and bug fixes to web applications and services.
Ensure 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.
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to develop themes and other code based on mockups from web designers.
Collaborate with department members, faculty librarians, and other library staff on assigned projects to develop user-centered applications and experiences.
Collaborate with peer developers to create custom web applications and services.
Attend and contribute to departmental 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 developers, OIT technologists, and UTK Libraries' faculty, staff, and students 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 to student workers in the department.
Contribute all written code to the department's distributed version control system.
Documentation and Research
Research and implement best practices that ensure that 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.
Document procedures to ensure long-term sustainability of library applications.
Internal Number: 144465
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