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Sonoma State University
  • Position Number: 1141362
  • Location: Rohnert Park, CA
  • Position Type: Web Developer

Web Developer (Analyst/Programmer - Career)

Job ID: 104506
Location: Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA)
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department Name
Academic Technologies
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $4,372 to $9,877 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $6,720 a month.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.

Application Deadline
First review of applications will be at 8 am on January 2nd, 2018. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

Reporting to the Director of the Web Services, the Web Developer is to provide comprehensive design, development, and technical support services across multiple platforms for SSU websites. This is a highly collaborative role, with close working relationships between developers, designers, managers, and service stakeholders. The web developer is responsible for developing bug fixes and enhancements to the University's enterprise content management system (Drupal) and assisting campus customers with the migration of University websites.

Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Migrate current site content to Drupal and develop code and practices to automate parts of the
migration process
Work with a team of project managers, designers, developers and content strategists to complete
customer website work on time and at a high standard of quality
Maintain, troubleshoot, and provide customer support and documentation for websites built in the University's content management systems (primarily Drupal)
Perform code reviews for other developers
Continually research and learn evolving web technology, tools and approaches that support evolving
needs, actively exchanging knowledge and expertise with colleagues
Maintain positive working relationships with and provide service to colleagues and customers with diverse technical aptitudes

Incumbent must perform other secondary duties as assigned.

Duties take place mostly in an office setting located at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.

This position requires a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in applications programming and systems analysis and related programming support functions. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or business, or equivalent training and applied experience. In addition, a minimum of 5 years of web development experience required. Professional experience in higher education preferred. Incumbent must have a strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards, as well as deep expertise and hands on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and API's. Knowledge of PHP and object-oriented design principles and experience troubleshooting with code debuggers are required. Incumbent must have a minimum of 3 years' experience with Drupal 7 website development. Drupal 8 experience is also desirable. Must be comfortable using the command line in a Unix environment. Must understand Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Experience with Git or comparable version control system and experience building accessible websites required, while experience with XML and XSL, with web services technologies, such as REST, SOAP, WSDL, Ajax, and JSON, or experience migrating content to Drupal preferred.

Position also requires excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, while maintaining attention to detail, as well as the ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment. Must possess enthusiasm for learning emerging technologies and integrating them into projects. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.

Qualification Note
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.

Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover
letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Other Information
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at

Contact Information
Sonoma State University
Human Resources
Main (707) 664-3100
Fax (707) 664-3196
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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