Web Developer, Research Services (20031190)

Position Information
Status reviewing applications; interviewing in progress
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Carolina Population Center-631100
Working Title Web Developer
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Information Technology
Salary Range $43,590 - $91,196
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003470
Position ID 20031190
Posting Open Date 12/11/2018
Application Deadline 03/10/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 02/01/2018
Position Summary

The Carolina Population Center (CPC) is a community of scholars and professionals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population issues.

Carolina Demography, a research unit within the CPC, focuses on applied demography and outreach to the North Carolina community. Carolina Demography’s projects translate demographic data into information useful for understanding the implications of demographic change. Carolina Demography’s clients – including local government agencies, educational institutions, businesses and the media throughout North Carolina – use our analyses to inform their decision-making, planning and program evaluation. Our services include data acquisition and interpretation; data creation, such as custom-developed population estimates and projections; and data dissemination via presentations, blogs, fact sheets, and a variety of web-based media. For a new, major project, Carolina Demography will expand and develop our existing database and develop a new website to support a variety of interactive data visualizations, analytic and reporting tools, data downloads, reports and supporting materials, and continuous improvement of the website based on user feedback.

The Web Programmer will report to the CPC Director of Information Technology Services. The primary responsibility of the Web Programmer is to work with the Carolina Demography Director, educational research staff, communications staff, and graphic designer to create the pipeline website and develop data visualizations and reporting tools for website visitors. Depending upon CPC and Carolina Demography workload, the Web Programmer may also support other projects and activities. The principal functions of this position are: (1) Analysis/Design: gather requirements and develop software specifications. (2) Software Development: implement and maintain web sites and applications. (3) Quality Control/Support: respond to and resolve issues with web sites and applications. (4) Others: assist in general web software administration.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Math, or Engineering or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or Bachelor’s degree and some computer coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in business application consulting or development; or Associate’s degree in Computer Programming and two years of experience in application consulting or development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications and Experience

The following skills, knowledge, and abilities are required:
- PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, SQL, responsive design.
- Experience in data visualization, visualization frameworks, and related tools such as D3.js and Tableau.
- Experience with front-end UI and UX design.
- Ability to work well as a member of a team and/or independently, with limited day-to-day supervision, required.
- Strong attention to detail with ability to proceed with shifting requirements, adapt to changes in priorities, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and manage work flow processes under time sensitive project deadlines.

The following are preferred:
- WordPress, Linux, Apache, MySQL, Git, R, Python.
- Experience designing complex relational database schemas.
- Experience with spatial content and GIS.
- Experience in a production support environment, possessing analytical and problem-solving skills to be able to perform detailed root cause analysis and resolution.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Information
Department Contact Name and Title Connie Padgett
Department Contact Telephone or Email connie_padgett@unc.edu
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Business & Technology Applications Analyst-Journey position.
    • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Math, or Engineering or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Math, or Engineering or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of related experience
    • Bachelor's degree and some computer coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in business application consulting or development.
    • Associate's degree in Computer Programming and two years of experience in application consulting or development.
    • A combination of post high school education and related experience to equal six years (e.g. 1 year toward degree and 5 years of related experience)
    • None of the above.

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