Web Developer

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 302506 - Ctr for Distance Ed-Technology
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

This position reports directly to the Associate Director within the Center for Distance Education within Mississippi State University. This position is responsible for implementing the ongoing development of division websites: day to day maintenance, navigation and browser capability, quality control. Document web best practices and write maintainable HTML/Javascript code with comment tags. Assist in development of new look and feel for web sites, update all content, assist in redevelopment and maintenance of sites over time and advise staff and outside departments on how to best optimize their content for online deployment. Analyze current web sites, track marketing campaigns and interpret results for outside departments within Google Analytics.

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Designs and develops websites ensuring strong optimization and functionality.
2. Assists in the planning of overall division policy regarding search engine optimization and web development.
3. Works with campus ITS to monitor site technical performance and web server.
4. Works on projects including web layout enhancements, website enhancements, web-based applications, and database-backed websites.
5. Codes web pages utilizing CSS and HTML and programming languages including JavaScript, and combinations of languages (for instance AJAX).
6. Interacts with servers using SSH and FTP protocols.
7. Works directly with a Content Management System (Drupal) to implement content and manipulate pages.
8. Analyzes, reviews, and modifies web system by designing, maintaining, documenting, testing, developing, and monitoring
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in a related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of common programming languages including XML and Python
• In depth knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
• Working knowledge of responsive web design using HTML5 and CSS3
• Good database knowledge, especially SQL Server or MySQL
• Ability to track/interpret campaigns and websites within Google Analytics
• Knowledge of Content Management Systems, particularly Drupal
• Knowledge of UX/UI and basic web accessibility
• Good understanding of major operating systems
• Desire to stay updated on current and new technologies
• Ability to multitask and strong time management and organizational skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to communicate technical tasks to a non-technical audience

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
• Externally imposed deadlines; set or revised on short notice; frequent shifts in priority; numerous interruptions requiring immediate attention; unusual pressure on a daily basis to accountability for success for major projects or areas of operation.
• Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.
• Job occasionally requiring standing and lifting up to 25 pounds.
• Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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