Senior Web Developer

In University Advancement, we believe in equity, not just equality. We understand that in order to develop a fully engaged constituency; individuals must receive equitable treatment instead of equal treatment. Establishing equality means treating everyone the same. Equity necessitates transforming our community to meet the needs, interests and cultural norms of our University Advancement staff.

Summary: This Senior Web Developer will provide both operational leadership and hands-on custom development for the University WordPress instance. In addition to producing well-documented, SOLID code, this position will take a leadership role in the WordPress governance group. The position will partner with clients, project managers, and highly technical subject matter experts to manage, secure, and evolve WordPress at Wake Forest. The position will also implement maintenance and security releases while also developing new feature requests and applying bug fixes. The Senior Web Developer will have significant growth opportunities with many technologies, platforms, and managerial concepts.

Candidates desiring a remote appointment will be considered.
Job Description

This Job Is For You If You Are Able To….

Help ensure a stable WordPress environment; improve WordPress functionality.
Understand business challenges and leverage or create web-based, internally developed solutions.
Support vendor applications and use APIs to interface with WFU custom applications.
Interact with databases and understand data concepts, including querying and editing records while adhering to business processes and best practices.
Participate in or lead the WordPress Governance group.
Maintain well-documented, reusable, and transferable code; use GIT.
Ensure appropriate change management, including communication.
Implement deployment and upgrade schedules.
Provide backup for other developers of related skills; help administer code reviews, test and perform maintenance and support.
Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff.
Get excited about the prospect of joining a team that is making a difference in people’s lives every day.
Have a passion for workplace diversity and inclusion.
Have high standards for your work and are proud to contribute to a mission-driven organization.
What Skills Do You Need?

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field (or equivalent experience) and five years or more of web development experience.
Expert level full-stack PHP developer, well-versed in modern best practices.
Expert knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.
Expert level WordPress experience including custom plugin development, custom theme development, and building solutions to business needs using ACF.
Experience using version control tools (such as GIT) a must.
Experience with jQuery, MySQL, SQL, APIs, JSON, XML.
Must be able to work well in a collaborative development environment.
Must show a growth mindset. Willingness to learn new skills, frameworks and programming languages.
Must demonstrate ability to see and understand problems and opportunities, then be able to apply technical problem-solving skills.
Ability to see the big picture, understanding goals and functions of departments across Wake Forest University to see how development work impacts the University as a whole, not just each specific piece.
Ability to define and communicate a technical vision with technical and non-technical audiences.
Ability to think creatively and problem solve using data and technology.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Commitment to the mission and values of University Advancement and a commitment to equity, particularly racial equity, with a willingness to proactively learn about it and integrate it into all aspects of the work.
Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people.
Desired Skills and Abilities: As the incoming Senior Web Developer, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

Node JS Experience.
React experience (specifically Gutenberg blocks).
Experience with agile development, GIT version control, SOLID coding standards, object-oriented programming concepts.
Experience with Docker.
Experience with AWS infrastructure including S3, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, and CloudWatch.

Responsible for own work only.
*Applications for this position will be accepted through May 25, 2022 @ 11:59 p.m. EST*

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

New employees who are hired into positions posted prior to September 13, 2021, offers of employment made to new employees prior to that date, and employees for positions at Graylyn Conference Center are generally exempt from the vaccination requirement unless the employee’s position is otherwise subject to a vaccination requirement due to the essential components of the position as described in Policy.

Time Type Requirement

Full time
Note to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. ?

Wake Forest University
Job Type
Full Time
Winston Salem, North Carolina
How to Apply
Via web form