Senior Web Developer http://urelations.ucsc.edu/working-in-ur/)
JOB #: 1707546
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
The University of California is the world's leading public research university system. With 10 campuses, 5 medical centers, 3 national labs, and 150 academic disciplines, UC has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world. More than 1.7 million UC alumni are living and working around the world.
Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz - the seventh UC campus - has consistently been ranked as a premier research institution known for bold ideas and a nontraditional approach to teaching, and is regarded as a preeminent force in the advancement of progressive higher education. It has a three-pronged mission of education, research, and public service.
Situated on 2,000 acres of former ranchland among majestic coast redwoods and overlooking the Monterey Bay, the campus serves nearly 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. While UC Santa Cruz is revered for its sylvan beauty, it is located just 30 miles from Silicon Valley, the world's most important and productive center of high-tech innovation.
The quality of UC Santa Cruz's faculty and students shows in its research triumphs. In 2017, Times Higher Education ranked the campus third in the world in research influence as measured by the number of times its faculty's published work is cited by scholars around the globe. We've beaten the odds to make audacious achievements. From saving falcons to peering into the universe and putting organic food on American tables, UC Santa Cruz has become known as the small university where big things happen.
To support this unique campus, the University Relations division is an integrated advancement organization with three primary units: Philanthropy, Alumni Engagement, and Communications & Marketing (including Government and Community Relations). Our Advancement Services, and Operations groups support our ability to successfully engage constituents.
University Relations champions the mission of UC Santa Cruz in many ways, most frequently interfacing with alumni, parents, donors, and friends of the university as we strive to create a culture of philanthropy, strengthen advocacy for the campus, and communicate out about the remarkable achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni.
Under the general direction of the Director of Digital Communications and in consultation with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communications & Marketing, the incumbent helps manage UCSC's top-level web presence by managing web applications that support the UC Santa Cruz home page, news website, events calendar, and other Communications & Marketing web applications. The incumbent also provides guidance and technical assistance in the development and launch of micro-service applications for sizing images; creating and sending email; and building event websites.
The incumbent provides ongoing assessment of existing web applications, and makes recommendations about technology upgrades and custom improvements that will promote and advance the campus's mission and communication objectives. The incumbent is responsible for development, testing, and launch of these enhancements.
The incumbent provides ongoing assessment of existing web sites, and makes recommendations about technology upgrades and custom improvements that will promote and advance the campus's mission and communication objectives.
The incumbent ensures University Relations web applications are updated with the latest software patches and upgrades.
The incumbent collaborates with other campus web developers to promote a culture of technical awareness that serves campus communication objectives.
Work-site location is the UC Santa Cruz Scotts Valley Center (100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA).
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in web programming, or a similar field.
Experience with content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, Cascade Server or similar.
Expert-level understanding of HTML and CSS, including CSS preprocessors like Sass or Less.
Experience using task runners such as Grunt, Gulp or Webpack.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 11-12-2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired may use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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