Information Technology (IT) Web Developer

Information technology (IT) web developers build and maintain websites to fit the needs of companies and their customers. The work of a web developer requires writing code to create a website suitable for the consumer or business.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Have a working knowledge of coding language (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Communicate with consumers and businesses to discuss the goal of the webpage and elements needed to accomplish site goals
  • Develop websites using content management systems, templates and workflows
  • Use XML tools and technologies (XML is a markup language and file format for storing, transmitting and reconstructing arbitrary data.)
  • Analyze database integration from web environments
  • Modify and document web code to correct errors and maintain current subject material
  • Assist designers in researching and documenting computer users’ requirements
  • Be responsible for unit testing of software and make amendments
  • Plan, direct and execute measurable and continuous improvements
  • Design and develop new webpage layouts
  • Design and develop webpages to maintain accessibility and assure it is user friendly
  • Work cross functionally (where people from different areas of an organization work together as a team) with IT and internet security teams
  • Manage digital assets such as images and videos
  • Optimize websites for search engine optimization and search engine marketing
  • Troubleshoot solving issues with content, links navigation and user experience
  • Monitor and report analytics for websites

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • art and design
  • computer skills
  • mathematics
  • coding

Education/Training Required:

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

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