Lead Web Developer

Brown University

Job Description:

Lead Web Developer
Office of Information Technology

The Lead Web Developer collaborates with their supervisor to manage the day-to-day web application development operations of the OIT Web Services team.  This includes managing client relationships and project intake, gathering project/feature specifications, prioritizing, assigning, and managing the work of junior team members, conducting code reviews and training.  In this role, the incumbent must facilitate productive relationships with a diverse constituency, including faculty, staff, and students, as well as other teams within OIT. In addition to project management responsibilities, the Lead Web Developerwill be a s ignificant development contributor both in the context of individual- and team-based projects. The Lead Web Developer will drive standardization of tools/techniques across the team as well as research and recommend the use of emerging technologies/methodologies that would serve to further enhance the team’s development operations.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5 – 10 years of related technical experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and maintaining database-driven web applications with expert knowledge of various relational database management systems. MySQL strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated project management, planning, and process modeling skills
  • Demonstrated experience with leading web development projects. Development of new applications, refactoring legacy applications, app modernization, writing user stories, task delegation, etc.
  • Proficiency with programming languages related to web application development, including HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Node.js
  • Proficiency with application development frameworks, including Laravel, Next.js, Kohana, Codeigniter, etc.
  • Proficiency with front-end development frameworks, including React, Vue
  • Strong debugging and problem solving skills
  • A strong curiosity and ability for learning new technologies (frameworks, programming languages, methodologies etc)
  • Expert knowledge of Git
  • Experience with shell scripting
  • Fine with being a member of the team’s on-call rotation
  • Some experience with CMSs (Drupal, WordPress)
  • Some knowledge and practice with devops concepts like building CI/CD pipelines, GitHub Actions, creating Docker and Docker Compose files, and managing apps deployed to a Kubernetes cluster
  • Ability to understand non-technical users’ requirements in an academic environment, and to generate user-friendly solutions quickly within the context of departmental initiatives and division goals
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a complex environment with competing demands
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to collaborate with non-technical users throughout all phases of project design and implementation
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification is required.

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Job Posting Title:
Lead Web Developer

Office of Information Technology

Grade 11

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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