Web Developer / Information Technologist I

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Job Type
Senior level

Job Description

The Web CMS and Mobile Development team responsible for delivering key public-facing websites such as, and, partnering closely with University Communications. The team develops and supports websites and applications using web technologies such as JavaScript, .Net and PHP. They utilize modern web development practices, including headless CMS, NextJS, and Docker, along with supporting popular PHP-based CMS such as WordPress and Drupal.

Reporting to the Manager of Web CMS and Mobile Development, the Web Developer will primarily perform the following duties:

  • Provides support and maintenance for websites and Web CMS. Working directly with content authors in the use of web technologies, developing custom solutions and configurations as needed. Applies CMS configuration changes, updates and security patches.
  • Designs, develops, implements, tests, documents, analyzes, and supports websites, applications, integrations, and APIs of moderate complexity and/or sensitivity using technology such JavaScript Frameworks, Web CMS, PHP, .Net, HTML and Databases.
  • Designs, plans, and conducts tests to verify that complex systems work as intended. Creates technical documents to be used for support and training others. Conducts sessions with other technical developers showing how solutions were coded and where challenges were encountered.
  • Consults with content authors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and event coordinators on project objectives and production requirements. Brainstorms and advises on best practices for multimedia storytelling.
  • Maintains currency on the advancement of technology and techniques in the field. Looks ahead to new web technologies, design techniques, and innovations to improve and develop new solutions.
  • Provides data exports and reports for our enterprise LMS platform (D2L) users and admins and executives in response to requests. Supports D2L integration efforts, providing on-boarding services, guidance, and oversight.

Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as over 51,000 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.

MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed, including experience overseeing large, complex or critical information technology projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with: Website and Web Application Development; enterprise web CMS platforms (Sitecore, WordPress, Drupal, etc.); headless web CMS; .NET, C#, and PHP frameworks (Laravel, CodeIgniter); modern front-end JavaScript frameworks (NextJS, React, Angular, VueJS); test-driven development; cloud platforms (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure); user-driven design and development; UX/UI design and accessibility; CSS, and Git; object-oriented programming; relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle DB, SQL Server; API development and/or utilization.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter.

Special Instructions

Please provide three professional references who are knowledgeable of your work

Work Hours



Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding eligibility ends on 5/14/2024 at 11:55 PM

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