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Lead Web Developer

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Lead 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 Lead Web Developer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Reporting to the Senior Director of Information Technology for the New Brunswick Chancellor’s Office IT Services (NBITS), the Lead Web Developer is responsible for managing and leading the web development operation for the departments under the purview of the New Brunswick Chancellor’s Office, who in turn is responsible for maintaining day-to-day operations of various web sites/web applications for the departments under the purview of the New Brunswick Chancellor’s Office.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Responsible for leading and implementing technology projects, providing innovation, and enforcing best practices while working closely with stakeholders to build web experiences that show business results.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operational continuity of web services through the administration, maintenance, and security of the web development infrastructure, including but not limited to the web sites/application themselves, web servers, database servers, fileservers, applications servers (GitHub, Jenkins, etc.).
  • Responsible for leading technology projects, including implementation of industry trends and advances in technology to improve the web development infrastructure for departments under the support realm of New Brunswick Chancellor’s Office IT Services (NBITS), as well as the entirety of NBITS itself. This includes planning, implementation, and provisioning of technical support to stakeholders, as well as necessary documentation. This position is also responsible for project timelines and resources.
  • Responsible for the management of web operation staff members to ensure operational continuity of web services and successful project implementation. This position participates in the hiring, evaluation of, and development of staff to ensure that they receive adequate training, learn new skills, and stay relevant with technology trends and best practices that are necessary for the web operation.
  • Responsible for providing input in drafting policies and procedures, and its implementation if and when approved by relevant stakeholders. This position is then responsible for ensuring adherence to those policies and procedures.
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 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 81366.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 102926.000
Annual Maximum Salary 124486.000
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 experience.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
  • A minimum three years’ experience in planning and successful implementation of technology.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have demonstrated ability working with cross-functional teams.
  • Must have a demonstrated experience in managing and leading technical teams.
  • 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.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Drupal programming, administration, and platform management.
  • Must have keen understanding of web standards, privacy, usability, and accessibility.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Windows Servers
  • Experience with Windows Shell Scripting (PowerShell)
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as a Code technologies (e.g. Docker)
  • Microsoft Office 365 offerings such as SharePoint and Power Automate (previously called Microsoft Flow)
Equipment Utilized
  • Drupal CMS
  • Bash
  • Twig
  • Bootstrap
  • Docker
  • Jenkins
  • GitHub
  • Git
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • Composer
  • Windows Servers Operating System
  • Microsoft IIS
  • PHP
  • SharePoint (Office 365 and on-premise)
  • Qualtrics
  • Matomo analytics
  • Google Analytics
  • PowerShell
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Flow
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Deque University accessibility tool
  • Asana
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0146
Posting Open Date 01/19/2023
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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