Friday, April 22, 2011

Hourly Student Web Developer

Hourly Student Web Developer
University of Washington Information School

Location: The Information School, UW

Position Title: Student Web Developer

Anticipated Start Date: as soon as possible

Position Description
The University of Washington Information School is currently searching for a student to help manage the Information School website ( and write custom code to enhance site functionality.

Working with the Director of IT, the Director of Communications, and other faculty and staff, the student assistant will:

· Design, create and maintain web pages
· Write custom code to improve site functionality
· Delegate permission to pages so content authors can make changes/revisions
· Monitor the status of the website and answer help tickets addressed to “webmaster”
· Work to improve site content and organization by meeting with stake-holders
· Work to improve the usability of the site.

The workload will be 19.5 hours per week during the academic year and will extend through the summer.

· Web development knowledge including strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
· PHP programming experience
· Database experience (SQL)
· Excellent technical writing and editing skills.
· Ability to work independently and as a team member
· Ability to manipulate graphics for web publishing (basic knowledge of Photoshop or similar)

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience using a Content Management System (CMS) such as Drupal
· Experience with MySQL
· Programming or scripting experience (Java, JavaScript, C#, PHP, or similar languages)
· Strong understanding of usability and accessibility principles
· Interest in web services and web analytics
· Completion of basic programming classes (such as CSE 142/143), completion of a web development related course (such as CSE 190M, INFO 343/344), and completion of a database course (such as INFO 340)

Salary: $15-$16 per hour depending on experience

This position is open to all qualified University of Washington students. This position is not benefits eligible. Please direct questions to Crystal Yost, Assistant HR Manager,

To apply:
1. Please include a cover letter briefly describing your skills and experiences relevant to this type of position in one page or less. In it, provide a link to a website or sites that you have previously created and/or maintained.
2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.

Please submit all application materials to Ulibee Corner (Please include “Student Webmaster” in the subject line) or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, no later than Friday, May 6th to be considered for this position. All applicants will be contacted within two weeks after of the closing date.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply.