IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

June 9, 2014

Student Web Developer Opportunity

UW-IT maintains a number of Web sites and intranets in order to provide information about our web tools, technology spaces, and services to the UW community, as well as provide technical information and tools to UW-IT staff.

The Student Web Developer is responsible for assisting in development and maintenance of UW-IT web properties. He or she posts content, designs new pages, assists in developing Web tools for internal and external use, and fixes bugs. This position provides flexible hours and ample opportunity to learn.


  • Development of new pages or features for websites and applications
  • General maintenance of pages in content management systems such as WordPress or Drupal
  • Check websites for quality and integrity of information
  • Help plan, develop, and maintain web-based tools
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Must be a matriculated UW student
  • Must be available to work at least Summer Quarter 2014 through Winter Quarter 2015
  • Must have experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and be able to provide examples
  • Must have a clear understanding of web standards and how to design pages within those standards
  • Experience with server-side and/or client-side web programming
  • Experience programming in Python, PHP, or Perl desired, or
  • Experience programming iOS or Android apps desired, or
  • Web design experience desired, or
  • Linux skills desired
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices desired
  • Experience in JavaScript libraries like jQuery, YUI, etc. desired

To be a successful contributor, Student Developers are expected to work a MINIMUM of 12 hours per week — preferably more as your schedule permits — up to 19.5 hours per week. Work hours can be somewhat flexible, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. After the initial probationary period, the ability to work from home on occasion may be granted.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.

To apply, submit your resume and a code sample (non-classwork code is preferred) to this Catalyst Dropbox:

Applications are due on June 26, 2014 at 5pm.