UTS- Temporary WordPress Web Developer at UNC Chapel Hill

July 5, 2024

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Job Description


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Department: 480502 – HR UTS/UNC Partnership

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Essential Job Duties:
We are seeking a WordPress Temporary Developer to join our team. The ideal candidate will focus on building responsive pixel-perfect designs based on Adobe XD or Figma using WordPress Full Site Editing. You will collaborate closely with ITS – Digital Services Team to meet project deadlines and ensure seamless integration and performance. Additionally, you will work with the UNC Digital Accessibility Office to ensure all websites meet WCAG AA standards.

Position: WordPress Developer
Mode: long term temp w/potential to apply for direct position with UNC through state site.
Team: the team, Digital Services, consists of 4 (including the manager) and they oversee 7k sites and develop new sites, improve existing and support various administrators (users) of the sites via a ticketing system. The selected person will start here while they are learning the organization.
Profile: While there are solid coding projects at hand, the manager will welcome a post-grad with 2-3 years of experience. The selected candidate will need a solid grasp of WordPress to solve user issues, improve design, change styles, etc.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain WordPress websites with a focus on pixel-perfect design implementation and write semantic well-commented code.
  • Work with the ITS Digital Services team to integrate and ensure responsiveness and performance.
  • Utilize WordPress Block Editor and Full Site Editing capabilities, using UNC Digital Services in house university theme.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to WordPress theme development and testing.
  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders and communicate clearly to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Work with the UNC Digital Accessibility Office to ensure all websites meet WCAG AA standards.
  • Write training documents for site owners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a WordPress developer with strong HTML and CSS skills.
  • Proficient in modern CSS techniques for performance optimization (Flexbox, Grid layouts)
  • Advanced debugging and troubleshooting skills using developer console.
  • Understanding of WordPress multisite setups, including full site editing capabilities, and proficiency in both the block editor and classic editor.
  • Strong problem-solving skills/debugging and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting and resolving issues related to WordPress.
  • Experience working with digital accessibility standards that meet WCAG AA standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of WordPress plugins such as Events Calendar and Advanced Custom Fields, with an emphasis on minimizing plugin usage.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required license or certification:

Position Number: 48AJ08

AA/EEO Statement:
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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