Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 36-26835
Posted Job Title WEB DEVELOPER
School Name Annenberg School for Communication
Org Annenberg Public Policy Center
Posted to the Web 09/11/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade B
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Founded through the generosity and vision of publisher, diplomat, and philanthropist Walter Annenberg, the Annenberg School is devoted to furthering our understanding of the role of communication in public life through research, education, and service. https://www.asc.upenn.edu/


The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is looking for a well-rounded web developer to join our team! Your typical day might involve prototyping a new webapp, dreaming up ways to improve our existing tech projects, making sure all the websites are up and running, and helping out with tech support around the office. You would troubleshoot problems, communicate with researchers, and find elegant solutions to daunting technical challenges. You also wouldn’t hesitate to apply quick fixes whenever they’re needed, even if it means spinning up a new webserver on a Sunday morning because something went viral overnight.

We have:

* A mission to deliver research that matters.
* Public-facing projects that make a difference, like FactCheck.org.
* And all the benefits of working at the University of Pennsylvania, including tuition reimbursement, innovative wellness programs, and countless opportunities for professional development.


You have:

* A bachelor’s degree.
* 1 year of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Ability to understand complex technical concepts and communicate them to a non-technical audience effectively.
* Proficiency with WordPress management and PHP/LAMP development.
* Basic Unix/Linux systems administration.
* Ability to address support tickets on hardware, software, networking issues
* Ability to address issues as they arise outside of normal working hours.

Preferably you also have:

* Experience with WordPress on AWS EC2 & RDS
* Experience with modern web development pipelines (HTML/CSS, SQL, JQuery, Git, etc.).
* Experience with migrating legacy server-side applications (ASP.Net, C#) to modern frameworks
* Experience in application/workload management using Amazon Web Services (AWS EC2 & RDS).
* Proficiency with routine updates and security practices for the web.
* Experience with creating, managing and maintaining virtual hosting environment for websites in AWS cloud and can perform basic systems administration on local development servers.
* Experience with creating, managing and maintaining database infrastructure both in-house and on AWS cloud

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/31169

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have experience with Amazon Web Services?
    • yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter