Information Technology (IT) Web Developer
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
- 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