The Director of Web Development
leads a team of technical web professionals to support the development and maintenance of UAB's content management
systems (CMS) and other digital platforms. This position will manage the implementation of Drupal as UAB's new enterprise CMS and the off boarding of Joomla as well as the oversight of our existing WordPress platform, supporting the ecosystem of 500+ UAB websites. This position requires expertise in enterprise-scale site and data migrations, third-party system integrations, client and server-side development languages with open source content management
systems, and web systems administration.
Familiarity with LAMP stack CMS implementations (ie Drupal, Joomla, WordPress) is required. With an emphasis in technical expertise and backend
development proficiency, this position will drive development technology
roadmaps and decisions to advance UAB's digital presence and support strategic marketing
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages all UAB enterprise content management
Troubleshoots CMS performance issues and concerns and offer feasible solutions.
Maintains user permissions list for all UAB enterprise content management
Manages integrated 3rd party systems, APIs into UAB’s Content Management
Facilitates proper code organization and management
throughout the team.
Establishes and maintains development and quality standards.
Develops, debugs and improves existing web templates and elements.
Maintains Custom Applications & enhances UAB’s campus map by collaborating with Accessibility and Creative teams to test and maintain accessible and user-first functionality throughout map features .
Oversees web training and support for all UAB enterprise content management
systems by creating and distributing training materials using the LMS.
Offers virtual and in-person training opportunities for distributed web admins across campus.
Works with Accessibility team to ensure code produces accessible functionality and web element.
Collaborates with central IT on shared initiatives and priorities.
Represents the web team through vendor relations by reporting issues, overseeing contracts and agreements, and facilitating third-party development support as needed.
Keeps UAB’s centrally branded themes and web elements up-to-date and fully functioning based on user testing, customer feedback, team needs and expressed university priorities and initiatives.
Translates mockups and prototypes from UX team into functional web elements within UAB’s content management
Performs other duties as assigned.
Salary Range: $81,525 - $105,000
Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Proficient in common front-end
web technologies, including HTML
Proficient in server-side development language including PHP
, database development and hosting infrastructure management
as well as web servers and caching
Expertise in open-source content management
systems, particularly Drupal and WordPress
Ability to stay current with web technologies and design
Experience in Git and CDNs
Experience managing technology
vendors Required Professional Skills
Experience managing a team of web professionals
Ability to optimize project workflow
Exceptional customer service in development support
Primary Location : University
Job Category : Media and Communication
Organization : 171500000 Digital Strategy
Employee Status : Regular
Shift : Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager) : Remote/Hybrid Eligible