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Web Developer III, Communications & Marketing

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Communications & Public Relations, Full Time

Pay Grade: 29S

Context of Job:

The Digital Team within the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) is responsible for the specifications, development and implementation of University-wide digital-based projects, including the University’s main web page and its social media efforts.

Specific to web support, the Digital Team provides process design and development services for the entire University, including both administrative and academic clients, maintaining significant responsibility for and impact upon the development of new and improved digital communication efforts for the entire campus.

Under general direction of the Digital Experience Manager, the Web Developer III possesses technical knowledge of Java, HTML, Javascript and CSS coding, with specific knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), formerly called Adobe CQ. The Web Developer III is responsible for leading the development and support of the University’s web architecture within AEM, including the coding of custom templates, components, and all underlying functionalities. The Web Developer III collaborates directly with OCM staff as well as campus clients regarding needs analysis and AEM solutions. The incumbent typically works on multiple deadlines driven projects of varying complexity at any given time and many applications have high visibility on and off campus. Most of these projects serve our external-facing audiences, primarily prospective students. The Web Developer III will also support additional digital development projects beyond AEM, at the direction of the Digital Experience Manager.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads web project development following best practices in accordance with UD brand standards.
  • Takes the lead in translating requirements into technical designs and creating user interfaces with a focus on accessibility, usability, and functionality.
  • Manages deployment and integration of new functionality.
  • Diagnoses and solves technical problems related to AEM implementation.
  • Manages relationship with Adobe Managed Services and UD IT to ensure all AEM infrastructure is maintained to functional and security standards
  • Responsible for performing quality assurance for implementation of new digital projects and changes to existing digital assets.
  • Possesses an expert level knowledge of AEM and other digital systems and associated technologies used within OCM and across campus.
  • Assists junior level team members with their work.
  • Follows and contributes to the University Brand Guides for designs as well as policies and procedures governing IT/web efforts.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Digital Team to create in-house trainings for AEM across the campus, including both content and development roles.
  • Attends internal and external training programs.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience and/or certifications (e.g., coding bootcamps/programs).
  • Solid understanding of AEM, including templates, components, dialogs, widgets, console configuration, etc., and the AEM development and deployment process desired but will consider similar experience in other content management systems. Deep understanding of Java technologies with applied experience using JSP, HTML, XML, Javascript andCSS.
  • Familiarity with web standards, accessibility, and usability. Cross platform (Mac and PC) experience and a working knowledge of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Git or equivalent. Strong visual design and graphic editing skills are a plus.
  • Effective communication and organization skills with ability to produce documentation of processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and be detail oriented.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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