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UW Medicine's Strategic Marketing and Communications team is committed to providing integrated, strategic marketing and communications in support of UW Medicine's organizational priorities. UW Medicine is an internationally recognized health care leader and includes: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, School of Medicine, UW Physicians and Airlift Northwest.
UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications has an outstanding opportunity for a Web Computing Specialist.
The Web Computing Specialist - Web Developer for UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications is a skilled web development professional who provides strategic, creative, custom development and support services. This position will report to the Web Operations Manager for UW Medicine and will help launch an Enterprise-wide Content Management System and own the development life cycle for web sites and applications that serve both external and internal users. The Web Developer is responsible for technical design, documentation, development, and maintenance of web applications. This person will play a critical role in modernizing the infrastructure of the UW Medicine website and overall online presence.
With direction from Marketing & Communications leadership and in partnership with the Marketing team, the Web Computing Specialist - Web Developer:
Investigates, analyzes and resolves complex web application problems.
Designs, codes, compiles and tests UW Medicine websites and applications.
Adheres to web standards and security protocols and employs tools for building world class online experiences.
Communicates with stakeholders on project requirements, activities and status.
This role requires strong technical skills utilizing clean and solid programming techniques, web security practices, and design patterns. S/he must be a collaborative, progressive thinker skilled at developing customer-centric web experiences.
Web Development: Achieve a deep understanding of UW Medicine's enterprise business goals and competitive landscapes to implement strategic web applications. Develop web-based tools that incorporate consumer response data, trends and marketing. Strategize with internal teams to develop integrated marketing solutions and achieve marketing goals. Collaborate with front-end developers, web designers, business analysts and project managers. Integrate internal and third-party web tools and applications.
Quality Assurance: Ensure quality assurance and production consistency by developing and enforcing technical standards and processes; contributing to strategic plans and reviews; implementing standards; problem solving; completing audits; determining system improvements; and implementing change. Perform User Acceptance Testing root-cause analysis and problem resolution pre and post production.
Project Management: Work smart by setting effective goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work. Execute effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals. Help set project scopes, objectives, resources, budgets, and timelines. Consolidate information from various sources including feedback from others.
Leadership and Influence: Provide thought leadership and define best practices which contribute to the success of the team and the organization. Collaborate closely with the creative, web, editorial, and media relations teams to bring strategic insights to life. Actively contribute to and support website technical initiatives.
Change Management: Identify and act upon opportunities to improve and expand web efforts at UW Medicine. Involve and influence others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals. Challenge the status quo, champion change and influence others to change. Use business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgement in the solution of problems or pursuit of opportunities. Maintain flexible viewpoints and positions that can change as additional information becomes available.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or similar plus at least 3-5 years of hands on design and development of enterprise web content management applications, such as Drupal and/or Sitecore.
Maintain and troubleshoot existing web applications
Develop technology solutions and shape ideas for system improvements that meet their business needs or addresses feedback from stakeholders
Strong time management and organizational skills prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
Proven success implementing projects from start to finish either on one's own or part of a team
Strong technical and non-technical communication skills, both written and verbal
Self-starter, strong work ethic, drive and ability to work independently
Strong creative, out of the box thinking abilities
Excellent client and customer service skills
Technical requirements include:
Strong understanding of web architecture concepts
Experience with responsive and mobile-optimized development
Experience working with Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and Sitecore including coding & security best practices
Experience integrating, maintaining and troubleshooting internal and external 3rd party APIs and web services
Expert-level experience with one or more of the following analytics packages: Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Omniture, Coremetrics
Understanding of SEO best practices
Database design and development experience
Experience gathering technical requirements, data modeling, and technology selection
Ability to communicate well across diverse departmental teams
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of data warehouse concepts and technologies
Experience with Sitecore and/or Drupal, especially application architecture and planning and configuring infrastructure is a plus
Experience with marketing personalization, A/B testing, and multivariate testing
Strong competence on all aspects of the Microsoft Technology stack including Web Servers, Application Servers and Databases
Experience with cloud-based provisioning, monitoring, troubleshooting, and related technologies
Experience with cloud-based web operations