Job Description Passionate about WordPress? Do you find custom theming, crafting child themes, and frameworks beyond thrilling? Do you dream of custom post types and taxonomies? Does your brain run on queries, templates, filters, and actions? Are you already up to speed with Gutenberg and React? Do you dream of trying to find that line between what can be designed and what can actually be built? If you've been nodding your head as you read this, BU wants to hear from you!
Boston University has an extensive network of websites serving our community of prospective students, students, alumni, athletics, faculty, and staff. This is an exciting opportunity to work on diverse projects with various partners in the university community and to help build the next iteration of websites at BU. We are looking for a Senior Technologist Development to dive into the development and deployment of both websites built with our content management system, as well as plugins and additional features for the university-wide WordPress ecosystem.
You will work with various teams on a variety of different projects to determine requirements, project scope, and feasibility. You will also act as a technical support resource and mentor for both developer and non-developer team members. You will help determine appropriate tools, methods, and solutions for projects to advise project managers in setting project schedules and deadlines as well as act as a thought leader in WordPress for project team members, bridging design and development. Client-facing meetings, technical design reviews, extensive knowledge of our internal product offerings, QA testing, bug-finding/fixing, and assisting with implementation and deployment are a few of the items that will be in your wheelhouse. And yes, you will get your hands dirty and actually write a good amount of code.
This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more! Marketing & Communications at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all can thrive. For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative.
Required Skills A link to your portfolio is required for consideration.
B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
5-8 years of experience.
Understanding of basic computer science algorithms and data structures.
Extensive experience working with project-based teams.
Experience with scoping and estimating projects.
Extensive knowledge of the WordPress core codebase, producing unit testing, and QA plans.
WordPress as a Network Design reviews to determine the feasibility of concepts to aid in scoping and estimating projects.
Experience working and releasing code to open-source communities.
Exposure to MV* frameworks.
Manual data retrieval using SQL Developing for WordPress, Gutenberg editor & React experience.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston Universitys COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the Universitys response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Grade 50
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.