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Information Technology (IT) Web Developer

 

Overview

Builds and maintains a website to fit the needs to the company or customer. The work of a web developer requires layout and writing code.

 

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Undertake web development design activities including definition of data and error message arrangements
  • Develop websites, using content management system, templates and workflows
  • Use XML tools and technologies.
  • Analyze database integration from web environments
  • Modify and document web code to correct errors or to enhance a program's capabilities
  • Assist designers in researching and documenting computer users' requirements.
  • Be responsible for unit testing of software and make amendments where required
  • Plan, direct, and execute measurable and continuous improvements to corporate and regional websites HTML5/CSS/JavaScript development and site production (Hand code)
  • Primary administrator and orchestrator of site content
  • Design and develop new web page layouts including associated custom code
  • Work cross functionally with IT and internet security teams
  • Manage digital assets such as images and videos
  • Optimize websites and web pages for Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing  
  • Troubleshooting site, solving issues with content, links navigation, and user experience
  • Monitor and report analytics for websites

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field is required.

 

To pursue a career as a web developer:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, computer courses, mathematics and coding.

 

Where can I work?

As a web developer you can work independently, for a company, public relations firm or with a software development group.

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The job outlook for a web developer will be good over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • International Web Association
  • Association of Web Design