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Job Summary

Health Information Technology & Services, the IT and information services department for the University of Michigan’s academic medical center, seeks a skilled web developer to join its web and user experience team as we improve and re-imagine how we serve our users online.

As a web developer, you’ll work closely with user experience specialists, project managers, and graphic designers to architect and build solutions that make it easier for Michigan Medicine patients and their families to get the information they need, that deliver news and information on research discoveries to experts in the field, and that attract top students to apply for medical education programs.

We’re primarily a Drupal shop, and our portfolio includes over 100 sites, including an enterprise platform for the U-M Medical School. Our websites are visited millions of times annually, and this position will be integral to building scalable, robust sites that meet user needs and business goals.



Your day-to-day work would include:

  • Working individually and with the team to develop, deploy and support websites and web applications using Agile methods.
  • Providing technical programming and front-end development support for projects, drawing on a toolkit that can include Drupal 7, Drupal 8, SASS/CSS, WordPress, HTML5, JQUERY, JavaScript (react.js), PHP, and MySQL.
  • Researching and evaluating technologies that enhance the efficiency, security, and accessibility of our sites and applications.
  • Advising on the product roadmap for the team, helping to decide what we build and how, so we’re providing the best value to our users.

You’ll be joining a close-knit, creative team that values learning, experimenting, and collaboration. We’re passionate about solving challenging information problems to make life easier for our users: the patients, families, physicians, faculty, staff, and students of Michigan Medicine. We value a balanced work-life, and offer flexibility to make your schedule work best.

Required Qualifications*

Requirements for the Intermediate Level:

  • Demonstrated experience developing progressively complex web-based applications following best practices in security, technical programming, and web accessibility.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4 or more years of experience working in Drupal, with demonstrated experience with popular Drupal modules including Display Suite, Paragraphs, Panels, and Views.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working and collaborating in cross-functional project teams to meet customer expectations.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical way.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of and the ability to troubleshoot PHP, Drupal, WordPress, SASS and MySQL.
  • A portfolio showing the development and customization of custom Drupal modules.
  • Experience working with open-source development projects.
  • Practical experience with Git.

Additional Information

The HITS Service Management division is responsible for ensuring that our products, services, and support focus on delivering great service for our customers – physicians, faculty, researchers, students, and staff.  Across our groups, Service Management provides consulting, information design, user experience analysis, and custom development of software applications and websites in support of all portions of the mission.  We also manage the tools and systems of work used by HITS staff for service operations, project, and demand management, and provide consulting and support for all ITIL based processes.  We also guide the broader organization in marketing & communication, user advocacy, and measuring customer experience to help ensure that HITS continually improves in service to our customers.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.