Web Applications Developer II

Orlando, Florida
May 03, 2023
Jul 01, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Communications & Marketing

UCF Communications develops and executes a media relations strategy focused on achieving the university's goals, desired outcomes and established metrics. The high-performing team collaborates across Communications & Marketing, throughout the university and with UCF's partners to deliver aligned results and strengthen the university's reputation.

The Opportunity:

The Web Applications Developer II is an enterprise position supporting the University through the Communications and Marketing team with its web development and design needs, including but not limited to, planning, designing, developing, documenting, testing and maintaining the university's main website (www.ucf.edu), web applications, digital and all-campus communications, and student recruitment initiatives.


  • Website development and management for UCF.edu and other top-level university web communications projects.

  • Participate and offer expert advice and best practice in the planning, designing, developing, documenting, testing, and maintaining of websites, web applications, information architecture and infrastructure.

  • Collaborates with UCF departments to determine functionality, specifications, and appearance of websites and web applications

  • Oversee various aspects of primary web properties including but not limited to code, content organization, data structure, graphics and design.

  • Analyze the feasibility and efficacy of website and web campaigns using tracking metrics and data. Track, report, and analyze KPIs and other web-based data.

  • Ensure the usability and accessibility (508 compliance and WCAG standards) of websites and other communications (pdfs, videos, etc.) delivered on the internet and on mobile devices.

  • Utilize and be current in industry-accepted standards, practices, and tools to develop web and digital communications.

  • Be a leader in visual front-end design and coding using Photoshop, illustrator, CSS (including bootstrap and other frameworks), html5, and JavaScript programming for websites.

  • Ensure consistent design and branding across all university web properties.

  • Design and optimize user experience and produce rich, usable, accessible web content.

  • Manage web-based projects by conducting design reviews, usability testing, code reviews, and coordinating project objectives with stakeholders.

Skills Include:

  • HTML / CSS – Essential to the role.

  • PHP – Essential to the role

  • Python – Intermediate

  • Bootstrap – Intermediate

  • JavaScript / JQuery – Intermediate

  • Angular / React – Basic

  • Photoshop / Sketch – Basic

  • WordPress – Experience with development, templates, and plugins.

  • Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Search Console experience is a plus.

  • Familiar with agile software design and planning, development, deployment, and testing.

  • Competent in data structure and analysis

  • Strengths in both building and consuming RESTful APIs

  • Interface design w/ Strong UX capabilities/instinct

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant experience; or High School Diploma (or equivalent) and 6 years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full-stack development experience is needed.

  • Front-end development with HTML5/CSS (including bootstrap and other frameworks)

  • Experience with React or Angular

  • Expertise in JavaScript/jQuery

  • Experience with design and development of WordPress Plug-ins and Templates

  • Knowledge of data automation with Python and used to working with APIs.

  • Hands-on SEO data and reporting experience.

  • Compliance/Accessibility background is essential

  • Familiar with Continuous integration and agile development practices

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, to go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate:
1. Enjoys being involved in all phases of development. Works with other teams during ideation, design, prototyping and development to understand the actual needs and deliver the most effective solution.
2. Focuses on engagement/conversion with a keen design eye for front end dev. Can take a concept and run with it and/or provide recommendations on how to improve it. Thinks of the “big picture” to create mobile-first, scalable, reusable elements for efficiency and consistency across sites.
3. Uses full-stack approach that factors performance into builds. Considers the impact of new designs/ideas on the site's performance/SEO (page speed, UX, bounce rate, structure, responsiveness, etc.). Can recognize, provide and implement optimization recommendations.
4. Takes a data-driven approach, while also using real-world experience and feedback to make decisions. Thinks about the user journey, acquisition, UI/UX, architecture, etc. when developing solutions.


Communications and Marketing - Web Development

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Schedule may vary as required

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$64,518.00 to $88,713

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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