Front-End Web Developer

University of Toronto - Toronto, ON (5 months ago)

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Under the general supervision of the Director, Digital Marketing and Communications, the Front-end Web Developer is responsible for developing, deploying and maintaining websites, related systems and email communications in support of the alumni and donor engagement activities of the Division of University Advancement and the broader advancement community at the University of Toronto.

As an integral part of the Advancement Communications and Marketing team, the incumbent works closely with other website managers and coordinators and with designers, writers, program managers and program coordinators from across the university.

The incumbent contributes sophisticated and highly technical software programming and coding services to a broad range of web-based products. Duties include: developing front-end and back-end website interfaces to achieve specific business objectives using a combination of programming languages and website technologies, developing and maintaining the University’s donate platform, preparing and communicating development plans, maintaining/updating website platforms, updating structural elements of existing websites, responsive HTML development of email templates, deploying mass email communications and providing advanced technical assistance in the implementation of other types of e-communications or online media, using a variety of tools, platforms, and programming languages. In addition, the incumbent will provide direct technical support and user account support to a wide variety of stakeholders, clients, and users, including DUA staff, divisional advancement staff, and alumni and donors of the university.


A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, web development or related field, formal training in web development or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least four (4) years in a website development and technical support role for a large organization. Experience supporting communications or marketing functions an asset. Must have previous experience developing on proprietary donations management platforms. Must have experience coding and setting email mass marketing emails, specifically coding responsive emails that are compatible with the top email providers.

Advanced computer skills, including: advanced knowledge of MS Office applications and Adobe Dreamweaver; fluency in the latest HTML5/CSS, standards; experience with Javascript and popular Javascript Libraries (e.g. JQuery); ability to produce clean and well-documented HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript code for all web projects; experience customizing Wordpress and Drupal platforms using advanced PHP programming skills; experience developing on donation management or similar ecommerce systems, preference given to developers who have experience with Luminate Online; experience configuring and administering IIS and Apache web services for common front-end applications; deep experience of responsive HTML email development;experience implementing and administering databases using a variety of platforms, including MySQL, MS Access, MS SQL; familiarity with Google Apps and other hosted software-as-a-service products. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Acrobat. Design and development to WCAG 2.0 Level 2 standard as per AODA Communications and Information Standards. Deep knowledge of Google Analytics, eNewsletter Pro, iModules, Luminate online, Wordpress systems and Drupal.

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational skills and ability to develop and manage workload for concurrent projects. Excellent understanding of the Internet, Internet technologies and online trends, including usability, accessibility and design trends. Strong understanding of the principles of mobile computing including responsive web design and mobile app development. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to address web design challenges. Particular understanding of best practices for developing digital content for the web environment. Ability to communicate effectively, and work successfully within a team. Ability to prioritize while working with multiple tasks and projects. Demonstrated flexibility in working with changing demands. Ability to collaborate with other web and new media designers and developers within the organization.

Travel: None

Notes: Hours of work: 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Occasional overtime on weekdays during peak periods throughout the year may be required.

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 09 - $56,272 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $71,963. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Posting: Jan 14, 2019

Job Closing: Jan 28, 2019, 10:59:00 PM