Web Application Developer (IT)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 31 May 2023


Campus: Tempe

Web Application Developer (IT)

Job Description

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Information Technology department is looking a motivated and talented individual to join our team as a Web Application Developer. This part time position will be responsible for maintaining and providing functional updates to our current Herberger Institute web applications as well as working with end users to create new apps as needed. Current websites are in PHP and .NET frameworks, running on both Windows and Linux servers and are routinely scanned for security vulnerabilities. This position will require regularly checking our vulnerability database and patching any items arising from scans and penetration testing, ensuring that not only is the code secure, but we are also running secure versions of PHP, Apache, .NET, etc. In addition to security updates, this position will routinely intake feature requests from end users and implement those features after proper testing and debugging.

Job Family

Information Technology

Department Name

Herberger Institute IT



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

Depend on experience

Essential Duties

  • Develops web forms, templates, database-driven web pages, new web tools and dynamic areas within web pages designed to enhance, sustain and support ideas and vision of the Herberger Institute in compliance with established styles and standards
  • Provides security and feature updates to previously existing web applications in .NET and PHP
  • Provides technical consultative suggestions and recommendations to users for continued enhancements to web content and informational areas 
  • Works closely with users to understand requirements
  • Utilizes ASU provided tools to scan web applications for potential security vulnerabilities and provide required remediation 
  • Develops and presents initial design ideas and associated tools, tests functionality to ensure objectives are achieved
  • Integrates user developed content 
  • Identifies and troubleshoots errors and/or problems with web based applications
  • Works collaboratively with involved stakeholders to facilitate timely resolution
  • Escalates as appropriate 
  • Participates as either leader or team member in a wide variety of projects to develop and improve routine procedures through use of innovative and technology supported solutions
  • Prepares associated documentation and end-user training 
  • Remains abreast of technology directions, initiatives and trends within scope of expertise to provide ideas, guidance and recommendations 
  • Designs web interfaces and develops layout design/content
  • Selects illustrative materials for use ensuring consistency, accuracy and compliance with all standards

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or closely related field AND 3 years web and database experience which includes creating and updating table structures and views as well as CSS development; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with .Net Frameworks and C# programming
  • Experience working with PHP
  • Experience working with JavaScript Libraries
  • Experience with Drupal customizations or customizations of similar content management systems
  • Experience with SharePoint
  • Experience with Python, Java, or other similar object oriented languages.
  • Experience working with applications designed for mobile devices.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience consistently and thoroughly documenting code.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CSS and standards for consistent user experience of website and all pages.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design principles and practices and basic understanding of web marketing practices and principles.
  • Experience with project management and code management 
  • Experience with complex SQL queries and stored procedures
  • Experience with security remediation and code revision of legacy projects

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Regular review of completed tasks.

Department Statement

The Herberger Institute comprises the School of Art; School of Arts, Media and Engineering; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School; School of Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; and the ASU Art Museum. With 130 degree and certificate options, and programs ranked top 20 in art, design, music, theatre, digital culture, film, dance and more, plus a top university art museum, a leading immersive media facility, and national and international partnerships, the Herberger Institute is a powerhouse of art, culture and design. 

Our mission is to position designers, artists, scholars and educators at the center of public life and prepare them to use their creative capacities to advance culture, build community and imaginatively address today’s most pressing challenges.

The vision of the Herberger Institute is to advance the New American University by embedding designers, artists and arts-based inquiry at its core and throughout the communities it serves locally, nationally and internationally. With 7,000+ students, mare than 700 faculty members, and 130 program options, the Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school.

As part of Arizona State University, the most innovative university in the nation, the Herberger Institute seeks to drive and scale new ways for arts and design to have impact in our world. We invite you to join our work.


  • Creativity as a core 21st-century competency
  • Design and the arts as critical resources for transforming our society
  • Innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration and research
  • Social embeddedness
  • Projecting all voices
  • Excellence
  • https://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/

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Flexible work options 

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

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Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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