Web Development Specialist - Surrey Upper West | Kwantlen Polytechnic University | FreshGigs.ca | 14/12/21
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Web Development Specialist full-time

Location: Surrey Upper West
Company Name: Kwantlen Polytechnic University ()
Category: Communications, Design, Marketing
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.


Reporting to Manager, Web and Digital Technologies, this position is responsible for website planning, design and development for the University’s websites.  The Web Specialist will research, design and implement web pages, maintains web content and oversees all day-to-day management of the University and departmental websites, ensuring consistency, quality and integrity of all University web page content and design.


  • Completion of a degree in web design and development or related discipline and 3+ years’ experience designing and developing front-end creative web solutions. Equivalent combination of education, 3 years related experience and training may be acceptable with a proven portfolio.
  • Minimum 4 years of demonstrated progressive experience in website planning, design and development.


  • Strong knowledge of and recent experience with designing, developing and maintaining large websites and web-based applications.
  • Strong knowledge of content management platforms (CMS) systems and dynamic, template driven web application development.
  • Significant experience with Drupal, CMS and PHP.
  • Experience with GitHub, BitBucket and other change control/management applications
  • In-depth demonstrated knowledge of website design software and programming languages including; Flash, HTML5, ,CSS, javascript, and PHP.
  • Working knowledge of internet protocols and services, such as HTTP/S, FTP, etc
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, etc).
  • Mastery of SEO-friendly, CSS-based layouts that adhere to W3C standards.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite 5+ (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and other image editing, graphics and animation tools.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Google Webmaster Tools.
  • Thorough understanding of usability, accessibility, cross-browser compliance and semantic mark-up.
  • Knowledge and experience with human computer interaction and experience with user centred design methods, interface design and usability testing.
  • Working knowledge of browser standards, common plugins/ helper applications and related design issues.
  • Working knowledge of the following: blogging tools, social media, RSS, XML, webcasting, screen casting, podcasting, third party web services and API’s.
  • Exercises a high level of initiative and responsibility with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience.
  • Demonstrated self-starter who seeks challenges, with ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced working environment and proven ability to organize work, multi-task and work to deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively suggest and persuade.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated English language proficiency in spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of initiative and responsibility with minimal supervision and the ability to maintain a high degree of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Strong desire to constantly stay current in the fast evolving field of website design and management.
  • Experienced use of technical equipment such as scanners, digital cameras, video cameras, etc.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends.

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Note to Applicants
The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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