Web Services Specialist at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Company : University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location : US, IL
Salary : | Job type : Full-time
Experience : N/A


The Web Services Specialist is part of the web team within the LAS Office of Communications and Marketing, which includes development and design staff as well as student workers responsible for providing web services to the college and many of its nearly 70 units. This position works closely with colleagues from the marketing and communication office, the college IT group (ATLAS), and units to support strategic priorities through design and release of websites and assistance with web maintenance and troubleshooting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Web development/design

  • Development, theming, and support for an internally built Drupal distribution which many of the College of LAS websites run on.
  • Utilize content management systems for website development including but not limited to Drupal and WordPress.
  • Program custom functionality to drive website content and user interfaces using technologies such as JavaScript, TWIG, PHP, and other web languages.
  • Provide support for LAS unit websites through a ticketing system.
  • Oversee management of web hosting environments including managing Linux environments, maintaining DNS records, and tools to manage multiple websites.
  • Create aesthetically appealing site layouts either independently or by working with other team members.
  • Work with providers of website content tools, including ATLAS Application Development, campus-level offices like Public Affairs, other groups on campus, and outside vendors to develop and implement effective applications to deliver dynamic and client driven content.
  • Ensure that all college websites adhere to state accessibility laws, good usability practices, and brand standards.
  • Work with a team to deliver projects including but not limited to design and code review and testing as well as providing backup to other team members.
  • Contribute to and work within project management structure for the team.

Digital Sign Management

  • Work with LAS units to implement digital signage content using FourWinds Interactive or custom HTML layouts.
  • Coordinate with LAS units and Facilities & Services on new digital signage installations.
  • Work with interns and others on new techniques for managing digital signage content.

Documentation & Training

  • Investigate and evaluate new standards and technologies suitable for college and department needs. Document tools and techniques used when creating new functionality for websites.
  • Commit changes to GIT repositories as directed by the team.
  • Other Duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit.



  • Any combination totaling two (2) years from the following categories:
    • Progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession including website design and/or web-centric software development.
    • College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
      • 60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one (1) year
      • 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two (2) years.
  • Experience creating websites using technologies such as HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.
  • Experience implementing and using content management systems, such as Drupal and/or WordPress, to deliver public websites.
  • Experience working with GIT version control systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in technology related field.
  • Experience developing, theming, and managing Drupal 8+ websites.
  • Experience managing Drupal websites using Composer.
  • Experience with Docker.
  • Experience managing multiple websites using automation tools like Ansible.
  • Experience effectively communicating technical aspects with clients.
  • Experience with responsive design techniques.
  • Experience working in or with higher education.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven ability to complete small projects independently and work as a member of a team on larger projects.
  • Understanding of accessibility standards and laws.


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign