The Associate Director of Website Development and Optimization will assist with Chicago Booth departments that are looking to launch new websites and provide innovative digital solutions under the direction of the Digital Director. The Associate Director of Website Development and Optimization will continually evolve and maintain a fresh, functional, compelling web presence that clearly conveys Chicago Booths brand image. Will gain an understanding of project objectives and assess the technical and digital requirements. Will assist in all aspects of the web development cycle, which includes implementation, documentation, testing, deployment, Sitecore builds and support.
Assist with developing new and existing reusable Sitecore (8.x MVC) components that can scale across multiple sections of the Booth website.
Implements the development of applications, templates, and components for Booth Content Management Systems (Sitecore) under the direction of the Digital Director.
Provides website architecture recommendations to optimize information needed across web properties under the guidance of the Digital Director
Shepherd web features and enhancements from concept through delivery
Work closely with the developers to ensure the assigned list of websites are optimally developed and launched in specified timelines
Follows best practices for the full web development life cycle, including adhering to coding standards, setting up and maintaining builds for continuous integration, designing and coding enterprise framework components, performing code reviews and SEO best practices.
Build, maintain, and enforce a high-quality, standards-based, and seamlessly integrated online presence for Chicago Booth, including, but not limited to, websites and microsites, social media outlets, mobile presence, blogs, and emails.
Helps to maintain and develop documentation for all web development project deliverables and ensure ease of use for end-user administrators.
Continually monitor Chicago Boothâ™s online presence for accuracy, consistency, and technical problems and escalate issues to resolution.
Helps to optimize, and implement code to support successful ongoing website analytics capture and reporting requirements as well as collaborate with the Marketing Manager for metrics to support and provide strategic direction on continued refinement of analytics implementation.
Perform, and facilitate, quality assurance checks on web development projects.
Education, Experience or Certifications
Bachelor's degree required, concentration in computer science or related field preferred.
A minimum four years of professional web development experience required.
Experience working with the Sitecore Experience Platform in relation to MVC and xDB. Sitecore 8.x experience required.
Experience with developing websites from Adobe Photoshop required.
Experience developing and testing websites and emails for section 508 compliance, WCAG and cross-platform/browser and email client compatibility required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Working knowledge and use of Content and Experience Editor, page/data template, content types, workflow, content authoring/approval process and content governance best practices required.
Exposure to source control systems required, Team Foundation Server (TFS) preferred.
Modern front-end development (HTML5, CSS, Jquery) required.
Creating web services (RESTful API, JSON, XML, AngularJS, HTML5) required.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written required.
Strong attention to detail required.
Demonstrated track record of successful project and time management experience required.
Ability to work effectively in both team situations and independently required.
Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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