Sitecore Developer

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023


F&A ITS - Front-End Development

About the Department

IT Services collaborates with campus partners to support the mission of the University of Chicago through the consistent delivery of high-quality solutions and services. • We provide secure, stable, and reliable infrastructure and applications to support the mission of the University. • We support and enable faculty research and teaching with the effective use of technology. • We simplify the technology experience for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, and we ensure technology is mobile-friendly and accessible. • We identify, manage, and mitigate the technology risks of the University.

Job Summary

The Sitecore Developer focuses on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development. Using these tools and working in Sitecore and ReactJS, as well as other frameworks as needed, they define and build usable, accessible, standard-compliant, high-performance websites. In addition to the duties below, the position’s incumbent gathers design requirements and leads or participates in our custom site definition process. Sitecore developers work with interaction and UX designers, as well as other front end developers, and advise on design throughout projects, reviewing and implementing wireframes and other mock-ups to build websites.

This role may be responsible for establishing and managing engagements and relationships with clients and partners and may share or assume responsibility for departmental service offerings. The Sitecore Developer works independently and strategically to structure work within projects, requiring only minor direction and guidance.


  • Develops and maintains University websites and web applications
  • Creates accessible, standards-compliant HTML websites using CSS for formatting and positioning, unobtrusive JavaScript (ReactJS and jquery), and popular web tool APIs (e.g. Google Maps).
  • Formats client-provided content and materials for use on their websites.
  • Collaborates with other programming staff to integrate dynamic code into sites.
  • Implements content managed websites using Sitecore. May need to adopt skills to additional CMS platforms such as WordPress, Drupal and Expression Engine.
  • Ensures that sites continue to meet evolving web standards.
  • Supports clients.
  • Helps define and design University websites and web applications.
  • Defines and documents requirements for content-managed websites (content types, channels, etc.).
  • With the project team, defines goals, audiences, and metrics for success for websites and web applications.
  • Contributes to the evolution of web standards and procedures at the University.
  • Maintains a high-level knowledge of current web standards, technologies, and trends through training and research.
  • Contributes to the evolution of departmental standards, tools, and processes.
  • Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures.
  • Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design websites to meet University and business requirements.
  • Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods.
  • Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Four years experience developing and styling Sitecore websites on recent release of platform and ReactJS framework highly preferred.
  • Two years of experience providing client support and development services.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Coveo integration with Sitecore.
  • Developing and styling other common CMS platforms, such as Drupal, WordPress, Sitecore, and/or Expression Engine.
  • Coding Javascript frameworks, such as ReactJS.
  • Developing and/or delivering training programs.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to demonstrate understanding in groups of people and one-on-one.
  • Handle a workload that is not necessarily predictable and may come with peaks and valleys.
  • Respond to urgent email and other communications for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Solid analytical skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
  • Self-motivated and take initiative.
  • Conceptualize a course of action and organize its successful completion.
  • Customer service skills.

Working Conditions

  • Some evening/weekend work.
  • Hybrid, in office at least once a month.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Information Technology

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

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Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

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