1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 175937
Posting Date: 01/10/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. 
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years.

UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications has an outstanding opportunity for a Lead Web Developer.

The Lead Web Developer for UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications is a skilled web development professional who provides technical leadership, strategic, creative, custom development and support services. This position will report to the Director of Product for UW Medicine Strategic Marketing and Communications, and will help support new feature development and improvements for the Drupal Content Management System used and participate in the development lifecycle for web sites and applications that serve both external and internal users. The Lead Web Developer is responsible for technical leadership, technical design, documentation, development, and maintenance of web applications. This person will play a critical role in modernizing the infrastructure of the UW Medicine website, features and services offered, and overall online presence.

Position Complexities
With direction from Strategic Marketing & Communications (SMC) leadership and in partnership with the marketing team, the Lead Web Developer:

  • Investigates, analyzes and resolves complex web application problems.
  • Architects technical solutions and infrastructure
  • Defines coding practices and standards and security protocols and employs tools for building world class online experiences; performs code reviews with team members to ensure these standards are met.
  • Designs, codes, compiles and tests UW Medicine websites and applications.
  • Communicates with stakeholders on project requirements, activities and status.

    This role requires strong technical skills utilizing clean and solid programming techniques, web security practices, and design patterns. S/he must be a collaborative, progressive thinker skilled at developing customer-centric web experiences. Leading by example and growing the capabilities of the development team and those involved is vital; this person must be a strong team member.


    Web Development: Achieve a deep understanding of UW Medicines enterprise business goals and competitive landscapes to implement strategic web applications. Develop web-based tools that incorporate consumer response data, trends and marketing. Strategize with internal teams to develop integrated marketing solutions and achieve marketing goals. Collaborate with front-end developers, web designers, business analysts and project managers. Integrate internal and third-party web tools and applications.

    Leadership and Influence: Provide thought and technical leadership, mentor team members and build a collaborative and high functioning development team. Define best technical practices which contribute to the success of the team and the organization. Collaborate closely with the creative, web, editorial, and media relations teams to bring strategic insights to life. Actively contribute to and support website technical initiatives. Code review team members to ensure standards are met.

    Project Management: Work smart by setting effective goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work. Execute effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals. Help set project scopes, objectives, resources, budgets, and timelines. Consolidate information from various sources including feedback from others.

    Quality Assurance and Automation Testing: Ensure quality assurance and production consistency by developing and enforcing technical standards and processes; contributing to strategic plans and reviews; implementing standards; problem solving; completing audits; determining system improvements; and implementing change. Perform User Acceptance Testing root-cause analysis and problem resolution pre and post production. Work with the development team to create automation testing processes for a highly optimized production workflow.

    Change Management: Identify and act upon opportunities to improve and expand web efforts at UW Medicine. Involve and influence others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals. Challenge the status quo, champion change and influence others to change. Use business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgement in the solution of problems or pursuit of opportunities. Maintain flexible viewpoints and positions that can change as additional information becomes available.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or similar plus at least 3-5 years of hands on design and development of enterprise web content management applications, such as Drupal
  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing web applications
  • Develop technology solutions and shape ideas for system improvements that meet their business needs or addresses feedback from stakeholders
  • Strong time management and organizational skills prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven success implementing projects from start to finish either on ones own or part of a team
  • Strong technical and non-technical communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-starter, strong work ethic, drive and ability to work independently
  • Strong creative, out of the box thinking abilities
  • Excellent client and customer service skills

    Technical requirements include:
  • Expert in Drupal with experience building and managing multiple sites within Acquia
  • Expertise of modern web technologies including ASP.NET, C#, Node.js, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, MySQL, and related tools and environments
  • Strong understanding of web architecture concepts
  • Experience with responsive and mobile-optimized development
  • Experience working with additional Content Management Systems such as WordPress, including coding & security best practices
  • Experience integrating, maintaining and troubleshooting internal and external 3rd party APIs and web services
  • Expert-level experience with one or more of the: Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Omniture, Coremetrics
  • Understanding of SEO best practices
  • Database design and development experience
  • Experience gathering technical requirements, data modeling, and technology selection
  • Ability to communicate well across diverse departmental teams
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

  • Knowledge of data warehouse concepts and technologies
  • Experience Drupal, especially application architecture and planning and configuring infrastructure is a plus
  • Experience with marketing personalization, A/B testing, and multivariate testing
  • Strong competence on all aspects of web technology stacks including Web Servers, Application Servers and Databases
  • Experience with cloud-based provisioning, monitoring, troubleshooting, and related technologies
  • Experience with cloud-based web operations

    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-01-10 Expires: 2020-06-04

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