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Web Developer

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033679
Department Code 20661-5462
Department SU Libraries
Job Title Web Developer
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S5
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University Business Hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Syracuse University Libraries is seeking to hire a Web Developer, as part of their Information Technology department. The Web Developer will participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of the Libraries’ various websites. Additionally, the Web Developer will collaborate with peers, librarians, and other staff to develop and implement integrating technologies to bridge various software systems deployed by the Libraries. Software solutions developed by the Web Developer must be robust, stable, effective, and visually appealing to all users internally and externally including students, faculty, staff, and public patrons. The resulting software solutions must comply with all technical and operational standards including responsive design, accessibility, University’s style guide and others standards as defined by the Libraries, the University, and generally accepted practices. Finally, the Web Developer will participate in expanding the Libraries’ outreach through the effective use of emerging technologies and stay informed of leading edge technical trends and solutions.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, human computer interactions, education or the equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Masters is preferred.

A minimum of three years of relevant experience developing web-based software solutions. Experience in higher education is preferred.

Experience managing multi-disciplinary software development projects or participation in one or more large-scale software development efforts.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Expert in responsive web design and architectures utilizing PHP, HTML5, CSS3, XML, XSLT, and javascript (including ajax) technologies deployed on distributed Linux platforms.
• Practical experience using Adobe Creative Suite and/or SQL database software is highly desirable.
• Experience applying web accessibility requirements in software solutions.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and the capacity to assimilate previously unfamiliar software solutions.
• Able to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and as an individual contributor with the ability to communicate effectively with peers outside the IT discipline.
• Willing to providing on-call technical support for systems for which they have a responsibility.
• Experience with large-scale, multi-disciplinary software development project planning and management is desirable.


• Design, develop and/or maintain current/future Libraries main website.
• Design, develop and/or maintain current/future ancillary websites and interface systems such as WordPress sites, digital signage, Freevo forms, SpringShare suite, etc.
• Design, develop and/or maintain cross-system integration solutions supporting the Libraries operations.
• Analyze and recommend or lead continuous improvement opportunities for the Libraries’ web infrastructure.
• Analyze and remediate web infrastructure for accessibility compliance and promote responsive designs.
• Advise and recommend technical software solutions to project teams as appropriate.
• Develop software system and maintenance documentation.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for full consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 06/19/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
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