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Oregon State University
Extended Campus
Posted: 11/2/2017
Web Developer
Position Summary

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Web Developer position for Extended Campus at Oregon State University (OSU).

OSU Extended Campus is a vibrant, fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with a commitment to providing access to Oregon State University’s programs of excellence. OSU Extended Campus has four main programmatic areas: OSUEcampus (online degrees), Open Oregon State (open educational resources), OSU Summer Session and OSU Global Opportunities.

The Web Developer provides programming support for OSU Extended Campus programmatic and course needs. This position works as part of the Course Development and Training team, collaborating with a diverse group of faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules.

This Web Developer designs, develops, tests, implements, and maintains web and multimedia applications. This position collaborates with colleagues in OSUExtended Campus and other partners to design and assemble the programming and media necessary to carry out design plans as conceived by assigned instructional designers.

Position Duties

40% Application Development:

Designs, develops, analyzes, and maintains scalable applications created in PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, and other third party API tools to meet the expectations and needs of OSU Extended Campus clients/users.

Implements projects in various scripting languages and client/server technologies. Responds to cross-platform/browser compatibility issues. Develops applications with adaptive/responsive design, paying attention to mobile accessibility, end-user accessibility (e.g. ADA), and web standards (e.g. WCAG 2.0).

Designs and develops analytical reporting tools based off data or other needs from a

Learning Management System (LMS) or Content Management System (CMS) for online delivery.

Reviews production of web applications for online classes and modules with content experts and Course Development and Training team members involved with assigned projects.

OSU is committed through continuous improvement to be a collaborative, inclusive and caring community that strives for equity and equal opportunity in everything we do; that creates a welcoming environment and enables success for people from all walks of life; and that shares common, fundamental values grounded in justice, civility and respect while looking to our diversity as a source of enrichment and strength.

30% Application Architecture:

In collaboration with Ecampus’ UX Designer, facilities implementation of frameworks for and improvements to the end user experience for digital learning modules. Produces end-to-end project workflow tasks starting with wireframes, leading to prototyping and testing of solutions to complex web application requirements.

15% Research and Assessment:

Researches and develops methods and technology that promote instruction and learner retention and impart knowledge.

Identifies emerging technologies and resources used toward project completion. Builds long-term positive relationships and collaborates with faculty, instructors, and content experts to identify needs.

Conducts regular email or telephone contact with current project participants. Assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of technological components and products. Researches and suggests improvements.

10% Troubleshooting and Support:

Troubleshoots LMS (Learning Management System) or web application to resolve issues and diagnose technical problems that affect the work of OSUEcampus’ clients/users. Assists with troubleshooting problems for end-users.

5% Professional Development and Service:

Serves as a member of OSU Extended Campus teams. Provides service to OSUand the land grant system by working on departmental, division, university, regional and national committees and projects, serving as a representative of OSU Extended Campus and the CDT team.

Participates as a member of the CDT team by attending meetings, participating in team decision making, implementing solutions to team challenges as a member of the multimedia team, and assisting with other team functions. Service may include other duties as assigned to support and provide back up the CDT team.

Attends professional workshops and meetings, sharing knowledge and networking with other professionals. Represents OSU Extended Campus at forums, workshops, trade shows, customer meetings, and other opportunities for constituents and clients. Participates in and provides technical cross-training.

Minimum Qualifications

  • This classification requires a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in systems analysis and related programming support functions generally obtained by a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or an equivalent amount of training and applied experience.
  • Demonstrated skill in programming for Web environment: in PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience programming and developing in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and troubleshooting abilities.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with design for accessibility (e.g. ADA).
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people/teams.
  • Experience with code source control management (such as Git).
  • Experience with creatively devising design solutions on behalf of clients/stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to approximate time requirements for projects.
  • Experience with additional multimedia programs and tools.
  • Experience with Instructure’s Canvas learning management system.
  • Experience with industry design (e.g. Adobe products) and/or rapid prototyping tools.

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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.