Suffolk University Senior Developer in Boston, Massachusetts
Staff ExemptBoston, Massachusetts
Suffolk’s Division of Communications, including its Offices of Marketing & Communications (OMC) and Public Affairs (OPA), consists of storytellers, professional strategists, writers, designers, and multimedia producers offering a depth of expertise in a variety of media. We tell the story of the University across a range of audiences and media producing everything from news and feature pieces, to long and short form videos, collateral and advertising, and web and social media content.
Summary of Position:
As a member of the web team within OMC, the Senior Developer works on the development and execution of the University’s online marketing efforts, including the main website, microsites, landing pages, and other digital marketing projects as necessary.
The incumbent, reporting to the Senior Director, Web Marketing, participates in discussions with stakeholders, team members, and outside partners about the design, implementation, and testing of website and marketing related features. They should be well-versed in UX and technical best practices, able to help identify optimal solutions that comply with University accessibility and security requirements and to coordinate with ITS personnel and external partners in server and network operations.
The incumbent requires a strong understanding of industry trends, and experience with the unique requirements of a fast-paced agency-style environment (compressed schedules, multiple iterations, last-minute changes, etc.). They must have prior experience with software systems including enterprise CMSs (Sitecore), customer relation management (Slate), marketing automation, and other systems, as well as the ability to learn new systems quickly. This position works within a small, but growing team, providing mentorship where possible.
Ensuring that the Suffolk website and its components operate as intended and as needed
Operating and working within the Sitecore CMS in collaboration with an outside vendor while working toward assuming all responsibilities for the CMS
Modifying website components as necessary
Working closely with the OMC design team to produce effective, visually appealing, in-brand digital communications
Basic understanding of design and layout aesthetics to ensure productive collaboration early in the design process to ensure that what is envisioned is feasible
Demonstrating an understanding of the entire web development process including:
Accessibility compliance (WCAG 2.0 – 2.1)
UX/UI best practices
Working with Suffolk ITS and other internal and external technology partners as necessary to ensure and optimize proper operation of website, including Sitecore system health and updates as necessary
Ongoing professional development in Sitecore coding
Must be Sitecore 9 Certified and or willing to work towards Sitecore certification
Minimum of 6 years working with the Microsoft Technology Stack (C#, .net) or willing to learn
Extreme proficiency with front end technology stack (HTML, JS, CSS)
Familiarity with database technology
Able to configure devops processes
Must be able to manage multiple projects and tasks in a deadline-driven, team environment
Writing functional requirements documents and specifications
Creating quality prototypes on tight timelines
Ensuring consistency across all targeted browsers and devices
Optimizing for maximum speed and scalability
Google Analytics familiarity a plus
Able to quickly learn new systems and software
Experience with Slate CRM a plus