Web/QA Automation Developer

Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 22, 2020
End of advertisement period
Mar 22, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title

Application Developer C

Job Description Summary

Job Description


The Web/QA automation developer works with internal departments and constituencies throughout the University to create and maintain Drupal 7 and 8-based websites including the central University website as well as Penn Today, the Office of the President and special projects.

This position requires strong front-end and back-end development skills, including the ability to write custom modules, themes, and QA automated testing scripts.

The skills required for these development and maintenance tasks include, but are not limited to, PHP, MariaDB, JavaScript ES6+, SASS/LESS, JSON, Git, continuous integration and Unix command line, as well as knowledge of web security and responsive web design.

Communications and interpersonal skills are essential, since the web developer works closely with departmental staff and external vendors to continuously improve the university’s web presence, as well as define and document new projects.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields preferred is preferred and 3 years to 5 years of related experience is required.
  • Proven Drupal development skills, including conversion of existing websites and data migrations from Drupal 7 to 8solve problems.
  • Proficient with PHP, SASS/LESS, MariaDB, JavaScript ES6+. QA automation (functional and unit), Experience using Jira and Confluence for project tracking and documentation
  • Understanding of Git including pull requests and continuous integration
  • Must be experienced with high-profile, high-traffic websites.
  • High level of motivation, attention to detail, clear communication skills & reliability. Strong analytical skills, desire to research, discuss share knowledge, make decisions, and

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

President's Center

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.