Web Developer

May 19, 2024

Job Description

Title: Web Developer

Position Purpose:

The Web Developer uses their broad knowledge of Web technologies, design, presentation techniques, and Web languages to collaborate with content providers, graphic designers, interface designers, information architects, project managers and programmer/analysts in the creation and maintenance of high-quality Web services and applications that support the needs of the College. The position works with staff and faculty throughout the College to design, develop, enable and enhance Web-based solutions. The Web Developer assists in planning and developing strategies for delivering Internet technologies and will be involved on both small and large-scale projects as well as participate in team decision-making processes.

The Web Developer brings expertise on user experience and interaction design to teams charged with creating compelling, successful digital experiences for the college’s users. This person will participate in discussions with campus clients, clarifying project requirements and translating goals into innovative design ideas. They will help identify the best technological solutions for making those designs a reality, and draw on strong programming skills to carry them out. They will be proactive in finding opportunities for growth as well as existing needs, and develop innovative solutions in those areas. They will provide postproduction support.

Job Duties:

  • Interviews and collaborates with content experts, project managers, designers, database analysts, programmer/analysts and researchers to understand, translate, create and design systems and tools that provide a high-quality user experience.
  • Works on multiple projects at various stages of development and adjusts focus based on needs and priorities.
  • Develops functional prototypes to demonstrate concepts and to enable rapid iterative support for both evaluative research and evolutionary application development.
  • Partners with programmer/analysts to ensure that interactive techniques and technologies translate through to the final product or service.
  • Researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the integration of new projects to meet developed requirements.
  • Develops, deploys, and maintains software code (such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP) consistently striving to increase expertise in current and upcoming technologies.
  • Works in conjunction with technical staff to integrate custom solutions with existing systems and databases.
  • Installs, manages, integrates and customizes third party solutions to meet project requirements.
  • Conducts usability and validation testing of web projects.
  • Assists in the production and maintenance of technical documentation for projects.
  • Assists in the documentation and continual improvement of procedures for developing, deploying, and supporting Web-based solutions.
  • Understands and uses source control such as GIT.
  • Identifies and executes on opportunities to improve user experience and processes.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Consistently strives to increase levels of expertise in Internet technologies including markup languages such as HTML and XML, scripting and programming languages such as JavaScript and PHP, presentation languages such as CSS and XSLT.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with other technical staff.
  • Participate in software evaluations and assessments of new technologies.
  • Connect with industry peers to forge mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Shares skills and expertise with others and contributes to a collaborative, supportive work environment.
  • Serve as assigned on College Committees.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in either design or technology fields; relevant experience can serve as a substitute for education.


  • Experience developing web applications and an extensive understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with source control system (e.g. Git).
  • A background in higher education or in a not-for-profit environment would be beneficial but is not required.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse community.
  • Ability to think creatively and logically.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, identify tasks, and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine project timelines and complete projects on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate user requirements into functional prototype and a finished project.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create a collaborative relationship with customers.
  • Ability to convey computing concepts effectively to non-technical users.

Benefits: Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, sick leave, 24 days of vacation, 2 personal days, 13 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more), and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug and smoke-free workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff.  Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations.  All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.