(WO-57) - Manager of Web Development

(WO-57) - Manager of Web Development

21 Mar
Keypath Education

21 Mar

Keypath Education


Associate Director of Web Development

Keypath Education is searching for an Associate Director of Web Development to join our Instructional Services / Course Development team. The Associated Director will work in tandem with the Vice President of Product and Instructional Technologies to build and manage a high-performance team of front-end web developers, web designers, and full-stack developers for whom he or she will provide creative and technical direction. This person also will help to oversee the product roadmap and quality assurance initiatives of the web development department.

This Associate Director of Web Development must have strong technical and communication skills.

This is the ideal role for an experienced and enthusiastic Web Development professional with a proven track record in both cross-functional collaboration and the creation of robust web interactives and applications. Exceptional candidates will have prior-experience leading teams to develop accessible, responsive, cross-platform interfaces with intuitive and clean user journeys. The candidate should embrace guiding teams to build reusable, lean and well-documented code.


- Assist in the hiring and managing of the Keypath Web Development team, including

- Onboarding

- Enrichment, training, support, and goal setting

- Technical mentoring

- Task prioritization and guidance

- Conduct performance reviews and tailor training to fill individual skill gaps

- Review code for accuracy, functionality, documentation, and improvement

- Conduct security reviews

- Assist VP in planning product roadmap and communicating milestone updates to stakeholders

- Guide architecture decisions with product team

- Facilitate communication between developers and instructional designers

- Lead investigative dialogs with university IT teams during launch; direct IT timeline of partner launches, ensuring proper access and a smooth setup of learning management systems (LMS) and server environments

- Troubleshoot technical issues and code conflicts in partner learning management systems; serve as an emergency contact (tier 3 support) for triage of critical partner issues

- Manage workflow of projects and set development priorities; ensure proper workflow processes are followed and verify task completion

- Manage vendors, process payments, and track budgets

- Ensure the WD team is establishing and adhering to best practices for UX and graphic design

- Research and remain vigilant on adherence to WCAG standards

- Facilitate meetings, clarify processes, brainstorm solutions, and assist in conflict resolution

- Lead technical design on new products and major product components

- Define and document best practices for application development

- Support initiatives of the KP team through dialog with the Instructional Services leadership team

The ideal candidate has business savvy and strong technical skills:

Business Skills

- Seeks opportunities to innovate for efficiency and effectiveness

- Confidently leads meetings with partners and internal stakeholders

- Has outstanding written and oral communication skills to cultivate and maintain relationships

- Can switch between leadership tasks and building code when needed

- Has project management experience

- Has some people management experience

- Can juggle multiple projects and tasks with numerous internal and external stakeholders

- Shows incredible attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

- Has strong commitment to quality standards and service

- Adapts quickly and can solve problems proactively, productively, and creatively

- Synthesizes information from multiple resources quickly and confidently

Tech Skills

- Confidently codes with HTML5, CSS via SCSS, JavaScript and frameworks like JQuery

- Confidently builds object-oriented PHP applications, using Laravel and standalone PHP

- Is experienced building asynchronous javascript in the browser and Node.js

- Can use front-end controller frameworks like VUE and React and design patterns like MVC

- Has advanced knowledge of design, setup, and optimization of relational databases (MySQL or equivalent)

- Has experience building NoSQL databases (MongoDB or equivalent)

- Optimizes code and images to perform well in browser

- Practices good GIT workflow and branching model on all project

- Has launched and can maintain environments in AWS (S3, EC2, EBS, SMS) or similar providers

- Understands OWASP top 10

- Understands OO design patterns, such as Factory, Adaptor, Composite, and Strategy

- Is confident using Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and Illustrator in particular

- Expertly utilizes full stack caching approaches

- Consistently builds accessible applications that fully comply with WCAG Level 2.1 AA

- Is familiar with LTI or integration approaches with Blackboard, Canvas, and Moodle (preferred)

Education: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or commiserate experience in computer science, web development, educational / instructional technology, computer engineering, IT or a related field of study


- 1+ year of direct report team management (preferred)

- Minimum of 3+ years of professional experience in

- server-side development, using PHP, Node, or similar frameworks

- building advanced interactive web pages and elements using (X)HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

- database development with MySQL, MongoDB, or equivalent

- 1+ years of experience managing budgets, processing invoices, and generating reports (a plus)

- Project management experience, preferably in a Kanban or SCRUM environment

- Experience with code review and website QA processes

- Management of external vendors

- Professional experience in higher education settings (a plus)


Keypath offers a comprehensive benefits package:

- Medical, dental and vision coverage

- Life insurance, disability and RRSP

- Generous paid leave policies

- Tuition reimbursement program

- Get a degree at one of our Partner Programs with free tuition!

About Keypath Education:

Keypath Education is dedicated to creating global access to high-quality online education by partnering with the world’s best universities to launch and grow high-quality degree programs with its online program management (OPM) services. Since launching in 2014, Keypath Education has generated explosive growth by signing more than 20 partners and launching operations in United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

Through OPM partnerships, Keypath acts as an extension of the university’s team, keeping its brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio and providing an exceptional student experience through industry-leading technology. Services provided include market research, capital investment, program development, marketing, student recruitment, retention and course development.

Aside from the great perks and investment in our people's own learning and development, it's our culture that really makes Keypath Education unique. We truly put our people first – our employees and our students. Our mantra is "Be Bold and Do Meaningful Work". We seek out unique challenges. We move fast by choice. We push ourselves to be lifelong learners and demand the best from one another. It's what defines Keypath – and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Note: The above statements outline describe the nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required. All employees may be required to occasionally perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

Keypath Education is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Keypath’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

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