Drupal Web Developer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Nov 03, 2021
Jun 16, 2022
Full Time
Drupal Web Developer The George Mason University, College of Science (COS), invites candidates to apply for the Drupal Web Developer position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: Under general direction, the College of Science Web Developer participates in the detailed design, construction, implementation and support of web projects that meet established specification, design criteria and quality standards for special College of Science web projects. This position exists primarily to facilitate web design, content SEO and performance optimization and programming in order to increase the college's presence on the web. The Drupal Web Developer will provide support and development for the college's Drupal 8 website and will advise and assist with other external websites including WordPress. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring our site remains responsive, accessible and secure while enhancing both backend and frontend features for our content providers and editors. The successful candidate will also be responsible for guiding best practice website architecture and helping create a visually appealing and intuitive interface for our visitors. Required Qualifications: Advanced degree or certificate in Computer Science, Web Development, Programming or a related field, or equivalent work experience;Three years of Drupal development experience and one year of Drupal 8 experience including site building, administration and maintenance; Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications; Demonstrable knowledge of front-end technologies such as HTML, HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and Json;Experience working with PHP and JavaScript; Experience working with databases like MySql; Ability to integrate Drupal with external sites and applications; Ability to understand CSS changes to have consistent style across platforms and browsers; Ability to architect Drupal solutions including data display and information architecture; Advanced site-building experience including Drupal modules such as Views, Paragraphs, Panels and Layouts; Knowledge of the Drupal theme layer; Flexibility to adapt to change and willing to learn and develop new skill sets as applicable;Strong communication skills and ability to work independently from a remote location with little supervision;Strong time management, project and professional organizational skills;Ability to collaborate, compromise and work in a challenging academic environment serving often conflicting audiences (internal and external) and stakeholders. Preferred Qualifications: Experience supporting Drupal in a cloud environment, specifically hosting on Pantheon;Experience upgrading Drupal 8 to Drupal 9;Experience converting Drupal Paragraphs to Layouts;Familiarity with Acquia Site Factory;Experience working on higher education web development projects;Experience optimizing Apache Solr search; Experience supporting and developing in WordPress;Willingness to travel to make onsite visits and attend occasional training and conference events;Experience training and developing documentation for new Drupal users and content editors.About the College of Science: The College of Science is a leader in scientific discovery and the creation of innovative solutions for the rapidly-changing needs of today's world. The College promotes diversity, and recruits the brightest faculty, students, and staff to create a vibrant and dynamic environment of learning and inquiry. Our faculty and students are engaged in highly advanced research that is constantly expanding the boundaries of our knowledge. We blend traditional science education with sought-after programs in disciplines as diverse as personalized medicine, infectious diseases, drug discovery, geoinformatics, climate dynamics, environmental conservation, materials science, astronomy, forensic science and applied mathematics. The College enhances the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the University by responding to the needs of the community and creating spires of excellence. To learn more about the College of Science visit https://science.gmu.edu/.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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