IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

May 13, 2015

Student Developer Position

UW-IT maintains a number of websites and applications in order to provide information about our services and other resources available to UW students, staff, and faculty.

The Student Developer is responsible for assisting in development and maintenance of UW-IT web and software properties. He or she fixes bugs and develops improvements for a variety of websites and applications. This position provides flexible hours and ample opportunity to learn.

Typical duties and responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Work collaboratively with other developers and designers on applications
  • Support web content authors
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned

Criteria for selection:

  • Must be a matriculated UW student
  • Must be available to work at least Summer Quarter 2015 through Winter Quarter 2016
  • 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 in JavaScript libraries such as jQuery desired
  • Experience programming in Python and PHP desired, or
  • Experience programming iOS or Android apps desired, or
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices 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 May 19, 2015 at 5pm.