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Job No. 145338

  • Job Title:
  • Web Developer - 23865
  • Employer:
  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
  • Location:
  • Denver , CO
  • Posting Date:
  • 23-Nov-2021
  • Description:
  • The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

    Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

    Exemptions vary by campus location/department. Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
    The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

    Auraria Library has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Web Developer position.

    The University of Colorado Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with future-focused learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Across eight schools and colleges in the heart of downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through boundary-breaking innovation and impactful research and creative work. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and annual economic impact of more than $800 million. For more information, visit www.ucdenver.edu

    Overview:

    Located in downtown Denver, Colorado, the Auraria Campus is home to three institutions of higher education – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver – both MSU and CCD are Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and CU Denver is finalizing its HSI and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) designations. The Auraria Library serves the campus’ over 35,000 students, the majority of whom are from the first-generation in their family to enroll in higher education. The majority of our students are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color, and we also serve large populations of veterans, transfer students, adult learners, and other populations that have been historically underserved. Auraria Library is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from candidates across all dimensions and identities. The library seeks candidates who embrace a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions. While the University of Colorado Denver is required to perform a background check during the hiring process, as part of the library’s ongoing commitment to increasing equity this information will not exclude you from being considered for this position and we encourage everyone, regardless of their status, to apply. Please see our library values and diversity initiatives.

    Nature of Work:
    As part of the Information Technology and Web Services Department of the Auraria Library, the Web Developer is a Web Services team member who generally provides web user interface and online applications support for cross-library strategic goals and initiatives to ensure a robust and reliable online experience for all library users. The Web Developer works with the team on web-based applications and tools that enable access to library services, collections, research support, and instruction on this tri-institutional Auraria Campus. This position works collaboratively to improve user interfaces, test new delivery platforms, and assist with technical issues while participating in usability testing, analytics analysis, and assessment of virtual spaces. The Web Developer reports to the Information Technology and Web Services Department Head and is within the Digital and Scholarly Services division of the Auraria Library.

    The individual hired into this position will be required to provide in-person services in Denver, though we offer locally remote flexible work arrangements based on Mountain Time, a professional development stipend for all employees, and the opportunity to advance through a compensation structure that provides opportunities for career advancement consistent with the Library’s current and future staffing needs.

    Examples of Work Performed:

    End-User and Library-Wide Responsibilities:

    Works with stakeholders, departments, and units to bring incremental and iterative user interface improvement and integration to various external-facing and internal-facing web systems, including the main Library Website, Library Systems, Intranet, etc.
    Collaboratively develops and implements usable and delightful features (e.g. Interactive Floor Maps, Bento Box Search, Technology Availability, Event Management System etc.) that improve the quality of the library user’s experience in a meaningful and valuable way.
    Uses best practices of development by writing, testing, debugging, documenting, and enhancing source code, to ensure user interfaces’ functionalities will continue to meet the ever-changing online users’ needs.
    Implements responsive web design principles to ensure that the main Auraria Library website renders and functions well across multiple devices such as phone and tablet.
    Keeps up to date with and implements established accessibility and compliance standards, including Section 508 /WCAG 2.0, for the main Auraria Library website.
    Monitors the main Auraria Library website’s performance and implements performance optimization techniques (e.g. monitor Redis and New Relic Alerts).
    Participates in user research activities with internal and external users to generate evidence for decision making on improvements of the Auraria Library’s web infrastructure and online presence.
    Web Services Team Responsibilities:

    Communicates and collaborates with team members clearly and precisely, verbally and in writing within the SCRUM framework to meet sprint objectives.
    Participates in Web Services workflows for web development, implementation, maintenance, and contributes to policies creation (e.g Pantheon deployment, local environment set up, etc.).
    Assists other members of Web Services in web-related tasks and projects as assigned (such as form updates, integrations with 3-rd party systems, etc.).
    Works with the ITWS Department Head to ensure that web services related projects are aligned with the tri-institutional mission and strategic priorities of the Auraria Library and the three institutions served on the Auraria Campus.
    Assists with website maintenance activities including website updates, installing patches, conducting QA testing, and monitoring website performance.
    Participates and follows agile development practices.
    Implements web analytics enhancements to continue improve data gathering.
    Additional Duties:
    Acts as a member of Library and or campus committees and taskforces as needed.
    Promotes a positive work environment.
    Performs other duties as assigned.
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
  • Denver , CO 80217
  • United States
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