Senior Web Developer - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Jul 27, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Senior Web Developer - Office of Advancement

The Senior Web Developer builds and maintains Georgetown's advancement presence on the Web and in their multimedia efforts in conjunction with the interactive team. S/he works closely with the multimedia team on website design, page creation, and backend development for all multi-platform efforts on various sites, enhancing their “look and feel.” The Senior Web Developer participates in the design and backend development of Web and multimedia presence and processes, and works closely with internal clients to manage numerous requests for site development on a prioritized and timely basis. Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Interactive Communications and Multimedia Strategy, the Senior Web Developer  has duties that include but are not limited to:

Site Development and Maintenance

  • Translates design and user interface mock-ups into functional websites powered by Drupal CMS.
  • Ensures all technology solutions are properly architected and specified.
  • Integrates websites with existing applications and/or other third-party/open source platforms.
  • Builds and maintains sites and functionality within the Drupal platform, including custom module development and contributed and core modules.
  • Applies knowledge of Web-based technologies and usability, along with 508 accessibility issues to HTML, XHTML, CSS, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, and other design-related applications.
  • Works closely with back-end developers to ensure an effective, visually appealing, and intuitive implementation.
  • Performs usability testing for new pages, handles queries, and coordinates links with other internal clients in the development office.

Application/Feature Development Support

  • Develops user interface features, site animation, and special-effects elements.
  • Contributes to site and social media efforts by creating “basic” applications for social platforms per internal/external specifications.
  • Develops applications/features across the mobile platform, leading the entire app lifecycle from concept stage to delivery and post launch support.

Multimedia Development

  • Works directly with digital media.
  • Creates Flash or other animation as directed.
  • Optimizes all forms of media for Web publication.

Web Development Support

  • Works directly on sites affected such as the alumni online community, giving site, campaign site, and sites for signature events such as John Carroll Weekend, International Alumni Weekend, Black Alumni Summit, and Main Campus Reunion.
  • Supplements web development team efforts by updating content and graphic elements of established pages/microsites as assigned.
  • Builds web pages/microsites using a variety of graphics software applications, techniques, and tools as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 to5 years of experience in web programming languages and graphical programs
  • Proficiencies in custom programming and application development in Drupal, developing web-based applications in Active Server Pages (ASP), on Microsoft Internet Information Server/Services (IIS), page layout techniques, Cascading Stylesheets, and graphical /non-graphical design solutions
  • Experience in developing Webpages using relational databases such MS SQL Server and MS Access; and experience working PHP, with a strong foundation in JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery
  • Knowledge of Web-based technologies, usability, and 508 accessibility issues with a thorough knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS, PhotoShop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and other design-related applications
  • Familiarity of Drupal platform, including custom module development, contributed, and core modules
  • Ability to recognize cross-browser issues and create applications that run on multiple browsers
  • Capability to assist in formulating effective responsive designs to turn them into working themes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and coordinate complex tasks and systems
  • Superb judgment and problem-solving skills with the capacity to adapt to a dynamic environment and multiple audiences
  • Ability to further the online interactivity of the university alumni and donor base while working in a team environment

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