University of Texas Rio Grande Valley WEB SOFTWARE ENGINEER in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

Responsible for engineering, programming, integration and maintenance of campus web software applications adhering to the frameworks, standards and best practices established by the Division of Information Technology using advanced and innovative approaches to develop solutions.

Description of Duties

  • Provides advanced technical skills needed to design, develop, modify, test and maintain code in software systems that make up the campus web services including database and digital media integration, user experience design, and accessibility.

  • May be assigned as lead engineer on projects.

  • Codes, tests, debugs and implements or modifies web applications with focus on performance, security, accessibility and ease of use by utilizing enterprise development frameworks, tools and methodologies.

  • Designs, develops and maintains dynamic websites and web applications in the Content Management System and/or Portal for the campus community by writing standards based web code including front end design, navigation structure and integration with existing University Systems.

  • Interacts with customers to document business requirements, translate them to technical specifications, conduct business process analysis and create conceptual designs while fitting into the overall context of existing IT systems and processes.

  • Collaborates with other web engineers, web developers and members of the project team to design systems, prioritize needs, communicate requirements, develop content criteria, choose solutions and provides timelines and estimates for project completion.

  • Follows established standards for software development life cycle and project management.

  • Designs and implements scalable data schema to support web applications.

  • Prepares and maintains technical and support documentation, documents procedures, creates reports and provide training for users.

  • Coordinates and communicates with applicable departments within the University to effectively troubleshoot or provide customer support to the campus on website and web application related issues utilizing established IT service management framework.

  • Stays current with emerging technologies in web software development and design and provide recommendations to improve performance, security, user experience or existing processes.

  • Coordinates web software installation or upgrades, monitor and test functionality to ensure specifications are met.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related field.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of relevant work experience in web development with technologies commonly in use at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Must have experience in procedural and object-oriented languages (such as Coldfusion, Java, SQL), web programming tools and version control software. Knowledge of relational database design concepts, data models and SQL scripting. Understanding of internet security issues like firewall, SSL encryption, secure coding and authentication (LDAP).

Preferred Experience

Experience using javascript libraries (JQuery, YUI), presentation layer frameworks and MVC frameworks. Experience in the design and development of enterprise web applications, including front-end design, application server and database design.


Proficiency and demonstrated experience with modern web technologies, web standards, HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML, XSLT, Javascript, AJAX, graphic design, web multimedia and cross browser and cross platform issues. General understanding of HTTP, web services architecture(REST, JSON), APIs, SDKs, web servers (IIS, Apache, Tomcat) on various operating systems, content management systems and portals.


Ability to work some weekends and/or evenings as required. Occasional travel is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills with both non-technical and technical users. Detail oriented, self-motivated and ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects within deadlines and ability to work independently or as part of a team.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2763


Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: IT Technical Services

FLSA: Exempt

Supervision Received: Specific supervision from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: May supervise assigned staff.

Preferred Education: N/A

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Working Conditions: Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Indoor office environment.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Grant Funded Position: No