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Mobile Web Developer

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Calabasas Campus
Categories: Integrated Marketing Communications, Information Technology, Communication/PR/Marketing, Technology

The Mobile Web Developer is responsible for the development and growth of the mobile app presence for Pepperdine University. As part of Integrated Marketing Communications, this position will develop and oversee the web-based app developed and used for the Pepperdine Unified Mobile app and other specialized applications. The mobile web developer provides additional technological support to the web-based technology operations of the University that drive recruitment, fundraising, and community engagement. This role will interact directly with internal customers to understand business needs and software requirements, create proof-of-concepts and build production-quality programming code. The Mobile Web Developer will use his or her skills with HTML, CSS, and other development languages to support Pepperdine’s web platforms across the University. Major systems and initiatives involving this position include mobile app administration, mobile development, and web management and support. This position reports to the Director of Digital Marketing.

Integrated Marketing Communications is directly tasked with supporting the University's mission and strategic plan by building brand equity, elevating the University's national reputation, providing strong and consistent institutional message leadership, and implementing effective integrated marketing and communication strategies. The mobile web developer fulfills a central role in helping the department accomplish its goals.


  • Mobile Application Coding and Development- Develop/implement web services and code using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery knowledge on University websites and digital initiatives. Write web services, leverage APIs, and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to integrate third-party web applications into the Pepperdine unified mobile app.
  • Mobile Platform Management- Oversee the Modo Labs CMS while creating University apps that engage prospects, students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Core Web Platforms- Serve as secondary support for core web platforms including OU Campus CMS, web servers, Drupal CMS, web databases, and Wordpress.
  • Customer/Constituent Support- Troubleshoot and provide innovative solutions for digital initiatives.
  • Reporting and Analytics. Create, synthesize, and distribute performance reports for IMC digital marketing projects.
  • Documentation and Training- Document IMC digital marketing processes, best practices, and provide training as needed.
  • Communications- Promote system and best practice adoption. Advocate for Pepperdine's core digital marketing platforms.
  • Research- Stay current with industry trends including best practices in mobile, mobile platforms, and web development. Inform stakeholders on required changes.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree; Two or more years of experience in web design and development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, and jQuery; One year of experience with version control and deployment using Git and Node.js and Grunt frameworks; Experience with LESS/SASS, jQuery/Ember.js across the enterprise for web, mobile, and email; Experience with HTML/CSS/Photoshop for development and site production (hand code); Familiarity with Google Analytics, AdWords, tracking software, SEO, and fundamental web marketing concepts; Demonstrated ability to lead small development projects, discuss project requirements with vendors, and meet time sensitive deadlines; Ability to work independently and in a timely manner; Experience with XSL, XML, Linux, Apache, Salesforce platforms;  Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate with development team and give input on initiatives; Demonstrated ability to discuss and gather specifications from stakeholders and make suggestions to solve development problems.

Preferred: Working knowledge of JavaScript/XSL/PHP for development and site production; Experience in higher education mobile applications; Experience using Modo Labs platforms a major plus; Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Workfront, Raiser’s Edge

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with all applicable laws.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a restricted, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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