Northeastern University seeks a motivated Web Specialist with strong people skills to build elegant, responsive interfaces and maintain Student Life websites, utilizing an established codebase. Reporting to the Director of Student Programming, the Web Specialist will be part of a small team providing technology solutions and positive user experiences through collaboration with a variety of staff teams.
Candidates will need to be current with tools and technologies of open source software development and database architecture, namely WordPress. Working with a variety of staff members, this position is ideal for someone who is comfortable in a creative and dynamic academic setting.
Develop, deploy and maintain WordPress-based websites and applications
Continuous review of website portfolio for improvement & enrichment
Support requests for website feature enhancements and bug fixes
Write clear documentation for technical and non-technical audiences
Collaborate with cross-functional development resources, system administrators, and digital infrastructure teams to ensure stability, brand, security and other best practices are implemented
Produce content for the web
Improve internal tools and processes
Other duties as required
2+ years' experience developing and maintaining custom themes and plugins for WordPress
Extensive knowledge of WordPress
Working Knowledge of HTML, CSS
Working knowledge of SEO and Google Analytics
College Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent technical education is strongly preferred
Strong communication skills and ability to work well with technical and non-technical people
Able to prioritize multiple projects and take initiative to complete projects in a timely manner
Ability to work well as part of a team and independently
Experience in higher education a plus
Requisition Number: STFR005135
Internal Number: 58878
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs, our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.