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University of Florida College of the Arts is hiring a

Web Developer II

  • Gainesville, FL
  • full-time

The College of the Arts Dean’s Office seeks a Web Developer II. Reporting to the Lead Web Developer and Manager, this position is responsible for the maintenance and development of complex PHP-based applications and websites across the College of the Arts and all of its Schools, Centers and Institutes. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, abilities, and perspectives.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.


Content Management System Administration: Serves as the initial contact and liaison with the lead web developer (and supervisor) for all client requests for web features and content updates. Analyzes those requests and other user needs to determine technical requirements. Identifies problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and corrects problems or refers problems to appropriate personnel for correction.

Application Development: Serves as the initial contact and liaison with the lead web developer (and supervisor) for all client application development requests. Analyzes those needs to determine technical requirements. In consultation with supervisor, defines the scope of the project and plans the development process. Designs, builds, and/or maintains websites and web applications, using PHP and JavaScript. Confers with management and/or development teams to prioritize needs, resolves conflicts, develops functional criteria, or chooses appropriate solutions. Analyzes and evaluates code to ensure it is valid, is properly structured, is secure, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems. Prototypes web applications. Develops and validates test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.

Professional Development & Documentation: Maintains understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups. Migrates Systems when needed

Work Location:

The duties of this position allow for 100% remote work. No physical presence on campus is required, although a hybrid campus/remote schedule is negotiable.

Work Schedule:

This is an exempt position (non-hourly). Accomplishment of duties, per supervisor expectation, can be completed during the times agreed upon by the supervisor and employee, which are negotiable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundamental understanding of HTML, CSS, version control, and SQL
  • Advanced PHP (5.X and 7.X)
    • Security and Hardening
    • Performance Optimization
    • Debugging
    • Design Principles and Patterns (e.g. OOP, Functional Programming, Factory Method, MVC)
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript
    • ES5
    • jQuery
    • Knowledge of one framework (e.g. React, Vue, Angular), TypeScript, or ES6+ is good, but not required
  • Basic understanding of web accessibility/a11y, WCAG 2.X, Section 508 Compliance
  • Familiarity with content management systems (e.g. ProcessWire, WordPress, TerminalFour)