Web Designer / Developer

University of Nebraska, UNCA

Lincoln, NE Software Development

  POSITION SUMMARY

The Web Designer / Developer position is a member of the Web Application Development and Management (WADM) Team for Information Technology Services (ITS) – Enterprise Systems. The Web Designer / Developer is responsible for creating and coding visual and functional responsive designs and extending current design for existing and new websites, microsites, emails and other digital interfaces for the University of Nebraska including marketing groups at the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, the University of Nebraska High School, Central Administration and the University-wide Institutes.

This position ensures projects incorporate all stakeholder requirements; communicates web and digital requirements; employs best practices in web design, user interface, navigation, usability, accessibility, and search engine optimization; and tests work in various browsers and devices for compatibility.

The Web Designer / Developer is responsible for front end development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other related technologies. They will work with the Lead Web Designer / Developer to ensure their work aligns with the UNCA brand and follows established guidelines. This position also works with back end developers on the team to translate design and front end coding into final functional digital product.

Applicant must possess strong visual design and communications skills; excellent critical thinking skills; attention to detail; and work effectively with a wide variety of University staff, including direct client interface on projects. Performs other related duties as required.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Front-end Development, Testing and Maintenance: 50%

Responsible for the front end development of websites, web-based applications and other digital interfaces.

  • Translate visual designs, user experience flows, content and functionality into effective digital products
  • Code responsive websites using front end web technologies, libraries, and frameworks (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, jQuery)
  • Participate in project planning and design to ensure transition to development is successful and final product meets objectives
  • Promote and use industry best practices for usability, performance, scalability, design and maintainability while implementing user interfaces
  • Ensure ADA and other accessibility standards are being met

UX Analysis and Design: 30%

Design innovative and comprehensive visual and functional solutions for websites, web-based applications and other digital interfaces.

  • Develop design strategy based on project objectives, requirements and various user experience methodologies
  • Extend and refine established designs as websites grow and change
  • Design wireframes, production quality mock-ups, and clickable prototypes as well as production ready graphics
  • Guide design and review process from concept wireframes and storyboards, to digital presentation comps, to final executed products
  • Stay up-to-date with current trends in web design, usability, and information architecture, including current web aesthetics, with demonstrated mastery of typography, color theory, and use of space
  • Maintain a mastery of a variety of graphic creation and editing programs such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Follow defined branding guidelines as required
  • Create and update documentation, including detailed HTML style guides

Web Analytics and SEO: 10%

  • Maintain a familiarity with web analytics and SEO techniques
  • Based on established site goals, identify strategies, metrics and KPIs for measuring success
  • Provide recommendations for improving SEO of sites based on best-practices and KPIs
  • Prepare reports and dashboards to effectively convey information to site owners

Organizational Activities and Projects: 5%

  • Prepare and participate in knowledge sharing activities with team members and new staff
  • Prepare special reports, reviews and recommendations as requested
  • Represent team and organization on task forces and committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Development and Training: 5%

  • Engage in personal and professional development related to emerging technologies relevant to professional goals and university needs
  • Attend training sessions, conferences and workshops to increase knowledge in web design, front end development, project management and other applicable skills such as communication and leadership

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires:

  • Associate’s degree in graphic design, art or related field plus one year related experience required. Must have a strong portfolio of design work. Must have experience creating websites using HTML and CSS. An equivalent combination of education, training, or experience may be considered.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing and developing responsive websites preferred. Experience designing and developing websites that follow accessibility guidelines also preferred. Demonstrated experience implementing new digital design trends desirable. Experience with web analytics or search engine optimization helpful.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

This position works from an office in Lincoln, NE.


Apply online at: https://careers.nebraska.edu/postings/1075

NOTE: To ensure full consideration, all applicants are asked to complete a Standard Profile and attach a letter of interest, a resume, and an additional document or URL with three examples of your design work with information about your role in the work and the tools you used.

Job ID: 4658

Posted 13 days ago

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