The Senior web developer's responsibilities include leading analytics and compliance, project management of large-scale IT-enabled web development, develops and maintains web standards/guidelines and works with content managers to develop new web experiences in alignment with the University's strategic plan under the direction of the Director of Web and Digital Strategies.
This position independently, strategically and systematically creates positive web experiences for NKU through creative front-end coding, innovative design/layout and utilizes best practices and the latest web technologies to implement.
Primary Responsibilities :
Project management of web development implementation projects
Publish and update new and existing HTML web content related to the corporate website. Proofread, test links, and validate the website for quality assurance purposes. Ensure that all documents are accurate and meet established branding standards
Work with internal stakeholders, external assets and ensure the content and branding of such sites upholds NKU mission and core values
Design the structure and design of web pages that integrate features to enhance the user experience
Build reusable code for future uses
Ensure design is responsive & optimized across devices and optimized for speed and scalability
Collaborate with back-end developers and graphic designers to improve the usability
Write functional requirement documents and training guides
Use existing analytics platforms and methodologies to track the effectiveness of web marketing. (Google Analytics, etc.)
Maintain technical and professional knowledge (including regulatory compliance, digital accessibility and usability standards, and web coding standards/techniques) by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal and professional networks
Administrate and monitor nku.edu and all subdomains for ADA deficiencies and corrections
Undertake other work-related duties as assigned by the Director of Web and Digital Strategy
With a Bachelor's Degree (Digital marketing, web, interactive multimedia or graphic design related field preferred): 4 years of web design and development and editing content for digital channels
With Associate's Degree: 8 years of web design and development and editing content for digital channels
Familiar with website optimization process – understanding consumer needs, defining the overall experience and then translating it into live pages using sitemaps and wireframes
Advanced proficiency in HTML, HTML5, CSS and other web programming languages
Experienced with utilizing Bootstrap for responsive web design
Self-initiative and proactiveness to bring ideas to further improve our website and digital marketing.
Experience using A/B testing to inform experiments and/or optimize conversion rates
High proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize appropriately to meet deadlines consistently
Higher education marketing experiences a definite plus
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.