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Position: Front-End Web Developer/Administrator

Organization: Miller Center at the University of Virginia Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Website: millercenter.org

Date: February 2017

The University of Virginia’s Miller Center, which specializes in drawing lessons from the history of the American presidency and making them relevant for today’s leaders, seeks a Front-End Web Developer/Administrator to contribute to the ongoing work of its newly-built website. This position will join a collaborative team of creative scholars, writers, designers, video producers, and technologists who together are imaging and building the next rich-media generation of the Center's website and mobile platform (5.5 million unique visitors and 30 million page views annually).

The ideal candidate will already have experience with front-end Drupal development or, at least, the ability to learn it quickly with training to be supported by the Center. The ideal candidate will also have advanced working knowledge of and competence with JavaScript, PHP, CSS, and MySQL database administration. Other required and preferred qualifications may be found below.

This position lasts until April 1, 2020 and is renewable subject to performance, need, and the availability of resources.

Responsibilities • Serve as technical expert on front-end web development by - Providing ongoing technical and maintenance support and enhancement of Miller Center website - Developing recommendations on highly complex problems - Collaborating in establishing and meeting technical specifications - Identifying and solving problems, testing and implementing applications, and providing ongoing technical evaluations - Analyzing patterns and traffic - Assisting in integration of additional technologies to enhance sites and focus sites toward intended audiences • Assist with maintenance/support of technology infrastructure • Process multimedia for web publication • Interact with public and internal stakeholders, including training of other users • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices

Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience required • At least one year steady experience in front-end web development required, three or more years preferred • Experience working with Cloud Development preferred • Experience developing, theming, and maintaining Drupal site preferred • Experience working with faculty in a higher education setting preferred • Certification in relevant web programs preferred • Fluency in HTML, intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, and advanced knowledge of and competence working with JavaScript, PHP, CSS, and MySQL database administration required • Fluency with Front-End Drupal development, or ability to learn it quickly, required • Ability to develop web pages with specific experience in website design and web page layout required • Ability to communicate effectively, especially regarding technical information required • Ability to meet deadlines required • Ability to work well independently and in a team-oriented environment required • Ability to maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices required • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in addressing technical and related issues and to recognize when guidance from supervisor is needed required

Application Instructions To apply, go to https://jobs.virginia.edu, search for posting # 0620371, create an application, and attach a CV/resume, cover letter, and full contact information for three professional references.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.