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CUNY Web Developer / IT Senior Associate (Level 1, 2 or 3) in New York, New York

Web Developer / IT Senior Associate (Level 1, 2 or 3)

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School of Professional Studies

Full/Part Time





IT Senior Associates perform highly complex professional work in technology. They perform development/programming, communications, technical support, and similar functions in their areas of expertise. Work may include diagnosing, evaluating, overseeing and resolving problems in highly complex projects.

IT Senior Associates have wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, and may serve in lead roles on complex programs or projects and/or serve as a direct supervisor of a unit or group. They demonstrate mastery of technology-related discipline(s) and decision-making ability in area(s) of expertise. They serve as a resource and contribute to policies and technical standards.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service. The full description is available on our web site at (search for “Classified Civil Service Job Descriptions”).


IT Senior Associate




The Website Developer is a self-motivated, hands-on IT professional responsible for overall operation of the CUNY SPS public website and attendant mini-sites. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Information Technology and with a dotted line to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Website Developer duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as relationship manager for web agency; share software development, content deployment, maintenance and operational duties with agency to ensure optimal website operation

  • Serving on project team for website re-platforming to Drupal 9 and distributed cloud infrastructure

  • Managing deployment and release cycles from test/dev to preproduction (QA) and to production

  • Collaborating with CUNY SPS technical operations and infrastructure team, ensure website infrastructure is current with all relevant security patches, content updates, and CMS updates

  • Collaborating with CUNY SPS technical operations and infrastructure team, ensure website infrastructure is protected against disruption; monitor and address website performance, server backups and failover/restore testing

  • Providing full stack software development leadership, as well as hands-on software development; manage agency development tasks and projects

  • Analyzing and documenting website UX/UI with focus on accessibility, mobile-first design, and engagement effectiveness

  • Ensuring compliance with W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and 2.1

  • Developing and maintaining website technical documentation

  • Performing other related duties as assigned


  • Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.


  1. High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent

  2. An equivalent of ten years of experience post-high school that can be met by one of the following: ten years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology related position; an Associate's degree plus eight years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution plus six years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position

  3. Demonstrated English Language proficiency

  4. A Motor Vehicle Driver's license, valid in New York State, may be required for some, but not all positions.

This title has three levels. In addition to the minimum qualifications above, To qualify for Levels 2 and 3, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.


  • Drupal 9 experience

  • PHP 5.6+ and MySQL


  • JavaScript/JQuery

  • Github

  • Apache

  • Ability to gather design specifications and translate them to code

  • Understanding and familiarity with distributed public cloud infrastructure preferred

  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards highly desirable

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding and complex work environment

  • Portfolio or examples of CMS-driven websites showing coding capabilities

  • Occasional night and weekend hours may be required

  • Commitment to campus values of diversity, equity and inclusion


Incumbent Min Level 1: $91,298

Incumbent Min Level 2: $99,599

Incumbent Min Level 3: $109,560


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


To apply, go to, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID# 24446 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants who meet the qualification requirements and are a permanent IT Senior Associate, permanent IT Associate, permanent IT Assistant, permanent IT Support Assistant or have applied for IT Support Assistant, Exam #2064, are encouraged to apply.


June 3, 2022


CUNY Job Posting: Information Technology/Technical


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.