Department Tippie College of Business
Classification Title Application Developer
Job Code PIA2
Salary $55,000-$70,000
Percent of Time 100%
Staff Type Professional and Scientific
Type of Position Regular

We're looking for an experienced Drupal developer and creative thinker to join the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. In this role you'll be a key contributor on a team that uses the latest technology to serve the web, marketing, and communications needs of the college and its constituent organizations.

While you might get to work on just about anything as a Drupal developer at Tippie, you’ll be instrumental in helping to drive recruitment across our academic programs, supporting digital enablement across the organization, and solving for some of the college’s most important brand, business, and audience needs. In your work you’ll also maintain strong ties with Stead Technology Services Group (STSG) and relationships with the greater University of Iowa web development community.  

A little about the team you’ll join

We’re a team of dreamers, designers, communicators, technologists, strategists, developers, and digital marketers who value collaboration over cowboy coding, rapid iteration of deployed features over epic releases, feeds and APIs over data silos, emergent leadership over traditional title-bound responsibilities, and adapting to change over absolute obedience to a plan. We’re relentlessly transparent in our work, share our successes, test our ideas, and learn from our mistakes. We’re informed by some of the latest development frameworks, tools, technologies, and ways of organizing work without getting dogmatic about it.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Design, deploy, maintain, and evolve websites and web-based applications for Tippie College of Business and its associated units
  • Consult with users regarding application requirements, identify needs, and verify scope of projects
  • Drive innovation and digital enablement across college websites and properties
  • Drive brand reputation, support our users, and enhance our ability to communicate effectively  
  • Participate in the development of custom web applications including interaction with SQL databases, writing custom SQL queries
  • Champion accessibility in all our work
  • Actively contribute to UI, UX, and PX strategies across our ecosystem of properties, tools, and apps
  • Balance technical debt against the need for clean design and rapid iteration
  • Integrate (or maintain integration of) web properties with a martech stack consisting of marketing automation, CRM, and other point solutions deployed across the college and university
Support and Maintenance
  • Develop and maintain systems architectures, custom Drupal modules, and solve problems via The Drupal Way
Project Management
  • Collaborate, pair, and mentor with various members of the college to concept, scope, and develop projects
  • Document processes, solutions, and guidelines for users and colleagues
  • Actively collaborate, share, mentor, and contribute back to the team, college, and community by participating in the university development community
  • Comfortable with sprint-based work and working transparently

Education Required

  • Bachelors in a related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience

Required Qualifications

  • Typically, 5+ years of professional Drupal development/support experience 
  • Typically, 1-3 years of experience with Drupal theming and back end development 
  • Experience working with Drupal's key contributed modules and developing your own modules 
  • Experience integrating content from third party systems to Drupal via APIs 
  • Current relevant experience (typically 1-3 years) with HTML, CSS, Javascript (and jQuery), PHP, and MySQL 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with a diverse population 
  • Attention to detail  

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing with Bootstrap (or other grid framework)
  • Experience working across multiple environments, Git workflow, continuous deployment, development best practices
  • Experience working with CMSes other than Drupal, including Wordpress
  • Experience building responsive web sites
  • Experience developing websites to WCAG 2.x standards
  • Awareness of SEO, what it is, why it’s important, and how to implement SEO improvements on a Drupal website
  • Current relevant experience (typically 1-3 years) with SASS, CLI, and Drush

Application Process

Please apply through the job portal linked below. As part of this process, attach a resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how you meet the qualifications listed and includes a portfolio of links to websites you have worked on/developed. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, contact Nancy Kroeze at