Web Developer II

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 14, 2020
Technology Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Web Developer II

Job Description:

Position: Full-time, 12 month, TEAMS staff position

Date of Expected Hire: January 4, 2021 or negotiable based on candidate availability

Salary: $64,300

The College of the Arts Dean’s Office seeks a Web Developer II. Reporting to the Lead Web Developer and Manager, this position is responsible for the maintenance and development of complex PHP-based applications and websites across the College of the Arts and all of its Schools, Centers and Institutes. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, abilities, and perspectives.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Responsibilities: Content Management System Administration: Serves as the initial contact and liaison with the lead web developer (and supervisor) for all client requests for web features and content updates. Analyzes those requests and other user needs to determine technical requirements. Identifies problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and corrects problems or refers problems to appropriate personnel for correction.

Application Development: Serves as the initial contact and liaison with the lead web developer (and supervisor) for all client application development requests. Analyzes those needs to determine technical requirements. In consultation with supervisor, defines the scope of the project and plans the development process. Designs, builds, and/or maintains websites and web applications, using PHP and JavaScript. Confers with management and/or development teams to prioritize needs, resolves conflicts, develops functional criteria, or chooses appropriate solutions. Analyzes and evaluates code to ensure it is valid, is properly structured, is secure, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems. Prototypes web applications. Develops and validates test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.

Professional Development & Documentation: Maintains understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups. Migrates Systems when needed

Work Location: The duties of this position allow for 100% remote work. No physical presence on campus is required, although a hybrid campus/remote schedule is negotiable.

Work Schedule: This is an exempt position (non-hourly). Accomplishment of duties, per supervisor expectation, can be completed during the times agreed upon by the supervisor and employee, which are negotiable.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience, or an associate’s degree and four years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fundamental understanding of HTML, CSS, version control, and SQL

Advanced PHP (5.X and 7.X)

  • - Security and Hardening
  • - Performance Optimization
  • - Debugging
  • - Design Principles and Patterns (e.g. OOP, Functional Programming, Factory Method, MVC)

Working knowledge of JavaScript

  • - ES5
  • - jQuery
  • - Knowledge of one framework (e.g. React, Vue, Angular), TypeScript, or ES6+ is good, but not required

Basic understanding of web accessibility/a11y, WCAG 2.X, Section 508 Compliance

Familiarity with content management systems (e.g. ProcessWire, WordPress, TerminalFour)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. All application documents must be submitted by December 6, 2020. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/514319/web-developer-ii. Online applications must include the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; (3) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to:

Basharat Choudhry

Chair, Web Developer II Search

Email: [email protected]

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute and the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.


The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top six best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:No