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Web Developer

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Web Developer
Job Category Staff & Executive - Information Technology
Department OIT - Central Systems & Svcs
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the State of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses. Ranked in 2022 by Forbes as a top 100 best large employer in America, Rutgers’ commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nation’s military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Web Developer for the The Office of Information Technology (OIT). The Web Developer is responsible for the development, deployment, administration, maintenance, and continuous operation of web sites and select web applications for departments under the purview of the New Brunswick Chancellor’s Office and their supporting infrastructure (web servers, database servers, application servers).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Participates in researching and promoting the adoption of new software and methodologies to improve the overall Unit.
  • Responsible for the administration, maintenance, and security of the web development infrastructure, including but not limited to the web sites/applications themselves, web servers, database servers, fileservers, application servers (Matomo, Jenkins, etc.). The UCS ensures that timely secured updates are performed, and service continuity is maintained.
  • Responsible for the design, redesign, development, deployment, maintenance of modern informational web sites running on Drupal content management system (CMS). This position engages on tasks involving theming, template design, the implementation of several elements (i.e. views, blocks, content types).
  • Responsible for research, development, and continuous implementation of industry trends and advances in technology to improve the web development infrastructure as well as the entirety of the Unit. This position is responsible for planning, design, and development, and if applicable, the integration of custom software tools to achieve this responsibility.
  • Responsible for being a web technology liaison and provide solutions to users within their support realm using existing applications that are either hosted in-house, within the University, or in the cloud by an outside provider.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with web development stakeholders of varying technical capabilities from other departments within their support realm. This position collaborates with counterparts elsewhere in the University to further Campus and University-wide initiatives and priorities.
  • Contributes to and maintains documentation of systems and procedures for staff internals, as well as staff from other departments within their support realm.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu.
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 70752.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 89501.000
Annual Maximum Salary 108250.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with directly applicable experience, or equivalent education and /or experience.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have knowledge of shell scripting, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, SQL, and version control technologies and practices.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Drupal Content Management System, web design and development, and graphic design concepts.
  • Requires the ability to handle and prioritize competing tasks and multiple projects.
  • Must be able to assess and prioritize client’s needs and effectively communicate technical solutions to users whose technical expertise span from novice to expert.
  • Required to keep up with industry developments and evolving best practices.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Windows Servers
  • Windows Shell Scripting (PowerShell)
  • nix Shell Scripting
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools and best practices
  • OS-Level (-based) Virtualization (eg. Docker)
  • Dependency/Package Manager (eg. Composer)
  • Visual Regression Testing
  • Web analytics
Equipment Utilized
  • Drupal CMS
  • Twig
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • Composer
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Bash
  • PowerShell
  • Git
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Windows Servers Operating System
  • Matomo
  • Dequeue University accessibility tool
  • Qualtrics
  • PowerPlatform (PowerAutomate PowerApps)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0175
Posting Open Date 01/22/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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