Online Instructional Developer

Indiana University
December 30, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
Job Type




Department Information

This position will play a crucial role in UITS eLearning Design and Services in the development of innovative web-based instructional solutions, and will be instrumental in the launch of large-scale, high visibility services that support and advance the teaching and learning mission of IU.

This position could be located on either the Bloomington or Indianapolis campus, or may be considered for telecommute/remote work for the appropriate candidate. Telecommute applicants encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

The Online Instructional Developer works in conjunction with IU faculty and eDS staff (instructional designers, graphic designers, and fellow web developers) to develop a variety of web-based solutions that integrate into the IU learning technology ecosystem, including the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Consults with faculty and staff on a variety of technical issues, including identifying ADA accessibility requirements, storytelling, and fostering active and engaged learning through established, as well as cutting edge web tools. Participates in the development of project planning and implementation, with a special emphasis on university-wide technologies and systems, including LMSs, content repositories, and cloud enabled web application development. Develops, reviews, and evaluates proposed web technology for individual courses as well as for templates. Provides design estimates and documentation for these proposals. Acts as a partner with the principal developer and manager in coaching and mentoring temporary staff and student interns, providing direction, leading by example and collaboration. Knowledgeable about and keeps current with web development and instructional technology literature and other areas of expertise. Works with the eDS manager and the principal developer to implement practices, procedures, and workflows in conformance with university and UITS strategic and operational plans; the intention is to provide design and development assistance and direct support to faculty and programs creating and conducting online courses. Work closely with the staff in the Office of Online Education and both the teaching centers and libraries on all IU campuses and other UITS units in the support of programs and faculty pursuing the creation of online courses.

Note: This position is funded for one year with the potential for renewal.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field and three years of web application development or related experience working with faculty, producing multimedia or web content, creating learning objects, training or informational materials, etc.

Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.

Knowledge of and experience with various web development tools and development systems. Proficiency in back-end application development. Experience with MVC frameworks such as Laravel (PHP), Adonis (Node.js), or similar. Proficiency in modern front-end development frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, or similar. Advanced knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery. Experience with cloud-based application deployment, such as AWS, GCP, or similar. Experience with containerized applications (Docker). Experience in the design, development, and consumption of REST APIs. Knowledge of latest HTML5/CSS/JS web development techniques including responsive and mobile-first design. Ability and interest to continue to learn computer tools in the changing and developing field of web and multimedia technology. A strong service orientation as well as strong interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving orientation, and team skills. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with heads of academic departments, university administrators, and representatives of other campuses, universities and national organizations. Demonstrated abilities in leadership and development. Customer service experience, excellent interpersonaland communications skills necessary for collaborating successfully within a diverse University environment. Excellent organization and presentation skills. Self-directed and able to juggle competing priorities with short deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. Experience with online learning environments, HTML 5 tools, and emerging technologies. Experience working with Learning Management Systems, particularly Canvas. Knowledge of IMS Global initiatives, such as Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), Question & Test Interoperability (QTI), Caliper Analytics, etc. Knowledge of the Cascade Server web content management system. Prior development of browser-based interactive activities and/or games. Experience with Flash/ActionScript development, and/or experience porting Flash code to current JavaScript/HTML5 standards. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite. HTML5 frameworks such as Rivet, Bootstrap, Foundation, or similar. LESS and/or SASS for CSS preprocessing.

Experience working in an enterprise web application deployment environment, and one year managing large scale projects. Experience working with a diversified team that supports multiple facets and avenues of multimedia and web development. Expert knowledge of Digital Asset Management, Web Analytics, Content Management Systems streaming protocols, media codecs, and media workflow management. Broad familiarity with methods, approaches, and existing and emerging technologies for supporting faculty in the development, and delivery of online learning media in higher education through delivery online.

Working Conditions / Demands

Ability to communicate effectively and to operate computers and other related technical equipment. Ability to maintain and interact with computers and frequently move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana or Indianapolis, Indiana

Note: Telecommute/remote work for the appropriate candidate may be considered.

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 3IT

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Information Technology

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .

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