Lead Back-End Developer - 500281 (Remote)

East Carolina University   Greenville, NC   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on August 29, 2022
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Lead Back-End Developer

This is a remote position

East Carolina University

Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) is the central agency that supports enterprise-wide computing at East Carolina University.  ITCS, through innovative information technology initiatives and service, provides opportunities for the ECU community to excel in teaching, research, and service using state-of-the-market technology and collaborative environments. ITCS is first and foremost committed to providing excellent information technology support for faculty, staff, and students.  ITCS partners with campus departments, other universities, and industry to make strategic investments in information technology infrastructure that will help maintain a competitive advantage in administrative applications, faculty research, and outreach to the state and nation.  We will achieve this through increasing the core functions and deploying appropriate technology throughout the university.

 The Web Services team is part of the University’s Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) department, and is responsible for development, support, operation, governance, and quality assurance of the university’s web presence which includes the ECU homepage, alerts website, second-level websites (departmental, individual, blog), university content management system and associated tools, custom web applications, and various university web services (maps, calendar, policies, etc).

As a lead back-end developer, you handle these tasks:


  • technical team lead for web development team
  • maintain and support multisite WordPress environments
  • create and maintain custom WordPress themes and plugins
  • develop and maintain custom applications
  • assess and prioritize requests and issues in GitHub
  • manage development projects
  • provide code review during QA process

While working as a lead back-end developer, enjoy these perks:

  • May be eligible to participate in a Remote/Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) program
  • 24 days annual leave,12 days of sick leave and paid state holidays
  • attractive pension plan
  • tuition benefits
  • comprehensive health care benefits
  • see additional information about working at ECU:

We are looking for a candidate with these preferred skills:

  • Experience with all phases in development process with preference given to Agile Methodologies
  • Experience with the following environments, languages, and tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, MVC framework, REST APIs, Git/GitHub, WordPress, React JS, and cloud platform services (Google, AWS)
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards (WCAG), responsive design, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Experience configuring and updating continuous integration pipelines
  • Maintain and update documentation
  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders to gather and explain business requirements
  • Ability to continually learn new technologies and mentor team members, troubleshoot complex issues, manage projects with multiple contributors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional details about the position, including the full job description, qualifications, and instructions for submitting application materials may be found by accessing this link:  Applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.


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East Carolina University

E 5th St, Greenville, NC
Greenville , NC