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Ensures website delivery best practices which support the development and maintenance of web sites
Works with various web editors across campus to develop Drupal theme-driven components (e.g., Twig Template, Blocks, Paragraphs, Modules, etc.), sets up sites, builds requested pages, creates page layouts and assists in content population
Implements, maintains, and updates content management system templates for websites and web templates, including maintenance of rice.edu and affiliate sites
Evaluates and supports campus user needs and recommends solutions within existing platforms and best practices
Maintains and develops documentation and how-to guides for the Rice web community
Continuously accesses usability and accessibility of website on multiple browsers and platforms, implementing user interfaces in accordance with university guidelines and policies.
Performs periodic website audits
Performs all other duties as assigned
Substitution for Education requirement -
In lieu of the education requirement, additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted.
Six (6) months of experiencewith full cycle of website development (protype to production) within any content management system environment. (Experience could be gained as a student.)
Substitution for experience requirement:
Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.
Ability to adapt, learn and implement in a dynamic development environment
Skill with responsive design and symantic grid systems
Familiarity with a range of programming and scripting languages
In-depth knowledge of web content development systems and cloud services
Familiarity with Gitversion-control in a multi-developer environment
Demonstrated ability to write, compile, test, debug and deploy code
Strong working knowledge and demonstrated success using web analytics tools (GA4)
Ability to translate UI mockups from collaborative interface design tools into functional pages
Excellent organization, time and project management skills with attention to detail to meet deadlines and schedules (experience with Asana or Monday a plus)
Good people skills and ability to work in a results-oriented environment with a wide variety of team members such as web developers, graphic designers, marketers and news media professionals; demonstrated team player
Knowledge of user-centric web design principles, best practices and the ability to translate objectives into interactive creative solutions
One or more years of experience in maintaining multiple Drupal 8/9 sites and creating compelling user experiences
Experience with accessibility, WCAG2.1 and Section 508 guidelines and capacity to apply best practices to coded prototypes
Skill with Sass Preprocessor scripting language for complied CSS
Working knowledge of CSS frameworks (more specifically TailwindCSS)
Experience with collaborative interface design tools (Figma, InVision, Sketch or Adobe XD)
Experience designing and implementing web services
Special instructions to applicants:
Applications will require a cover letter, resume and portfolio of previous work. Please save work as one PDF file and submit with your cover letter and resume under document section of the application materials. If work is code snippets or other developed web based applications include links (i.e. CodePen, GitHub, etc).
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