Drupal Developer Job at Penn Information Systems & Computing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Onsite
Organization : Penn Information Systems & Computing
Location :
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Experience : 2 - 3 Years
Job type : Full-time
Salary : $51,824.00 - $90,000.00
Posted on : May 29, 2024


Posted Job Title

Drupal Web Developer

Job Profile Title

Web Designer Senior

Job Description Summary

Information Systems & Computing (ISC) is the University of Pennsylvania’s central IT organization, providing the core network, data, voice, video, and enterprise application infrastructure and services upon which Penn’s numerous Schools and Centers build their unique tools and capabilities.

ISC’s 270-plus employees work closely with the University’s IT organizations in order to create, deliver and support products and services that help Schools and Centers operate efficiently and effectively. We strive to be easy to work with, and to serve as a trusted advisor to Penn’s IT community, faculty, staff and students in support of an environment of discovery and progress.

ISC’s focus on customer service and the high-quality, cost-effective, reliable implementation of modern IT solutions advances the mission of the University, as well as that of each individual School and Center. At Penn, technological freedom and departmental autonomy represent dearly held core values. ISC supports those ideas by providing foundational services and cogent counsel, empowering individuals and departments to employ their distinct strengths in support of their goals.

Learn more about us by visiting https://www.isc.upenn.edu/about or www.linkedin.com/company/penn-information-systems-computing/.

Penn’s Information Systems and Computing organization (ISC) is seeking a Web Developer. The Web Developer will support the web development efforts within ISC, including, but not limited to, development of the ISC web presence. This position will also support the Sr. Web Accessibility analyst in their efforts to ensure that Penn’s web presence is accessible to all audiences. The Web Developer will also serve as a resource as part of Web Hosting Service plans to extend web support and development services to client organizations across the University

Job Description

Job Responsibilities


  • Under the direction of the Web Hosting Service Manager and the ISC Web project team, develop and implement the ISC organizational web presence using Drupal and related technologies.
  • Develop secure web sites that are visually and functionally appealing while providing an organized and easy to use content authoring experience.
  • Support the Sr Accessibility Analyst in the creation of processes, templates, documentation, and/or tools to support University-level web accessibility.
  • Perform accessibility reviews of University web sites and applications.
  • Support the clients of the Web Hosting Service in their use of University services, including, but not limited to, PaaS web hosting services such as Pantheon and CampusPress.
  • Provide incident handling support for University clients of the Web Hosting Service.
  • Provide ongoing support and security maintenance for ISC-managed web properties.
  • Lead/participate on project teams and act as a liaison with other institutions, campus organizations, vendors, and committees. Assist in the evolution of Penn’s web policies, appropriate to the campus environment, with recommendations on tools and improved processes.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include coding updates on highest priority sites.




  • Bachelor of Science or Arts (Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science, UI/UX Design, or related field) and 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience working in all phases of web development with content management systems including Drupal and/or WordPress.
  • Experience developing web sites with both server and browser scripting tools, including PHP, HTML, CSS3, SASS/LESS, and JavaScript; experience with front-end development frameworks such as React and Angular, as well as experience with component-driven development
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, particularly the ability to discover and remediate root causes of issues.
  • Proficiency with the Unix command line and Git
  • Familiarity with the use of PaaS web hosting providers, such as Pantheon
  • Expertise with DevOps, CI/CD tools and processes.
  • Ability to interpret and implement functional requirements in web CMS applications.
  • Expertise in the principals and implementation of accessible web design and/or Universal Design for Learning.
  • Strong understanding of semantic HTML and WAI-ARIA concepts.
  • Knowledge of accessibility features across a full range of operating systems.
  • Experience with web accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.1 and/or section 508.
  • Experience with automated accessibility reporting tools such as WAVE and Popetech.
  • Familiarity with UI/UX design principles.
  • Familiarity with manual testing methods, such as screen readers, keyboard navigation, and screen magnification.
  • Ability to interact with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Motivated, focused and self-guiding; works well on a small team as well as in collaboration.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Information Systems and Computing

Pay Range

$51,824.00 - $90,000.00 Annual Rate

Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



Penn Information Systems & Computing
ISC is the University of Pennsylvania's central IT organization, providing the core network, data, voice, video, and enterprise application infrastructure and services upon which Penn’s numerous Schools and Centers build their unique tools and capabilities.  

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