University of Wisconsin–Madison

Web Developer Position

University Marketing is seeking a full-time, front-end web developer to build innovative, well-engineered websites and to help inform the online strategy for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

University Marketing creates websites that serve the entire UW–Madison campus. The university’s gateway site (, the official UW WordPress theme, and the campus news site and alumni magazine are a few of the web properties in our portfolio. More recently we’ve launched several showcase sites including,, and Our ideal candidate will embrace working with digital and user experience designers to create more sites and storytelling experiences like these.

We follow modern best practices in front-end web development, starting with semantically meaningful markup, progressive enhancement, and responsive design. We work primarily with open source platforms and tools  — WordPress, Laravel, Rails, and static site generators such as Eleventy —  in an environment where we have the flexibility and opportunity to innovate and create. We are constantly learning while we work as part of a team to design, build, and deploy custom solutions. In fact the nature of our work requires this passion for learning.

The web developer position requires organization, flexibility and a sense of humor. You will collaborate with designers, user experience experts, and developers. This position reports to the Web Director and requires a team player with an ability to function effectively in the highly complex and decentralized environment of UW–Madison.

Perhaps most important, we hope you’ll add to the creative energy of our group as we work together to try new ideas, tools and techniques. We embrace learning and expect you to as well!

What we need from you

We need you to be passionate about web and application design and development. We need you to love code — not necessarily in and of itself, but as a means to creating beautifully engineered solutions to marketing and communication problems. We need you to take initiative, to crave learning, and to work well in a team environment.

Job requirements and how to apply

Please see the official position listing for specific job requirements and how to apply. The application deadline is Monday, May 30, 2022 .