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This position functions within the Content Group and Digital units of IU Radio/TV to develop robust and interactive digital infrastructure for indianapublicmedia.org , the home of NPR member station WFIU Public Radio, and PBS member station WTIU Public TV. Specific technologies used include Java, Apache Velocity, shell scripting, PHP, MySQL. Applicants should be familiar with a Linux environment, version control, application deployment and containerization, and networking technologies such as HTTP, DNS and TLS.
Department Specific Responsibilities
- Works, under the supervision of the Digital Director, on a variety of small-scale web and software products for the Digital unit of IU RTVS.
- Migration of indianapublicmedia.org between content management systems.
- Using environments such as Google Data Studio, Salesforce, Tableau and Microsoft PowerBI to organize, process and visualize digital audience data across a variety of online platforms (web traffic, live audio/video streaming, mobile devices, smart speakers, podcasts, email newsletters, etc.) for digital business intelligence and content development research
- Develops and deploys web applications for internal use (i.e. staff intranet).
- Tightens integration between existing tools used at IU RTVS, such as Asana, IU Fireform, Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc.
- Engineers embeddable interactive web content such as charts, maps, timelines, infographics, or other special website features.
- Makes indianapublicmedia.org’s design and content more inclusive and accessible, using best practices and standards such as W3C WCAG, and analysis tools such as SiteImprove and Google Search Console.
- Performs quality assurance and cleanup of older/archived web content.
- Explores how emerging technologies such as machine learning and spatial computing can be used by the public media system.
- Develops websites and web applications, including building and implementing back-end (APIs, databases) and front end (interfaces, web-based tools) solutions.
- Consults with stakeholders and/or web administrator to review existing websites/webpages; develops new functionality and/or codes web changes as needed.
- Documents website and web application development efforts (changes, new functionality, issue/problem resolution).
- Tests website and web application performance and functionality; performs quality assurance checks and fixes bugs accordingly.
- Collaborates with design/creative teams and stakeholders to ensure optimum functionality, performance, accessibility, scalability, and security of websites and web applications.
- Adheres to university web development standards; researches and stays up-to-date on new industry web standards, emerging media technology, UX/UI design/philosophy, and accessibility standards.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.
- Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Computer Science or related field)
- Some experience in full stack web development or related experience
- Proficient communication skills
- Maintains a high degree of professionalism
- Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
- Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
- Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
- Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
- Ability to audit and perform updates to developed code projects
- Ability to use file repositories and understand related processes
- Ability to read and write code in HTML, CSS, and JS
- Understanding of web standards, policy, and user experience (UX)
- Ability to code in logical dynamic language
- Ability to write a relational database schema
- A foundational understanding of computer science and network architecture
- Strong knowledge of C-family languages and relational databases
- Fluency in web design conventions, concepts, practices and languages pertaining to markup and presentational style
- A solid grasp of HTTP server configuration
- Experience with systems for deployment automation and version control
- An eagerness for working solo, or on a very small team
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Following a 6-month probation period, This position is eligible for remote work, subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.
$47,000.04 per year and $52,000.08 per year dependent upon experience and internal equity.
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
- Multiple plan options for medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
- Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
- Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
- Additional supplemental retirement plan options
- Tuition benefit for IU classes
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid Parental Leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.
Career Level: Core
Job Function: Information Technology
Job Family: Web Admin, Design, & Develop
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.