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Web Developer


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Nat'l Ctr Computational Hydrosci & Engin (10000920)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position ensures that departmental web site is updated as needed and functioning efficiently. The incumbent creates web page content, designs web graphics and layout, updates calendars and events, and ensures security of on-line applications. 


This is a position in which the incumbent works closely with Principal Investigators and their designee to design, code, compile, test, document, and implement programs for web-based decision support systems.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Designs, develops, and implements web-based UI/UX that are effective, visually appealing, and intuitive.
  • Creates design concepts, mock-ups, and wireframes for new requirements and converts them to working modules.
  • Develops decision support modules that interact with various databases, geospatial servers, and various geospatial data layers.
  • Takes ownership of tasks from inception to implementation.
  • Builds interactive, responsive websites and apps using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript within a web framework with sensitivity to user-system interaction.
  • Develops web applications incorporating geospatial frameworks and datasets.
  • Incorporates 3rd-party libraries into the software development process.
  • Performs code testing for quality assurance.
  • Implements client-server data communication into web applications.
  • Monitors website use, and runs performance analysis on related products.
  • Stays up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques and technologies. Makes recommendations to management regarding updates and changes in technology.
  • Develops, maintains, and manages codes in a collaborative environment using a distributed version control system, and adhere to standard coding practices.
  • Works independently to achieve project goals while closely coordinating within the development team.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Coordinates the information flow and user interface of departmental web sites.
  2. Coordinates the web-site content, graphics, and supporting software for the departmental web site.
  3. Utilizes databases to ensure efficient use of departmental web sites.
  4. Evaluates web and graphic software to ensure web site reaches its potential as a marketing tool.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university.



One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi