Information Technology Services
89440 Requisition #

Stanford Web Services (SWS) is seeking a Senior React / JAM Stack Web Developer to help build modern, statically generated websites that integrate with multiple third party applications. If using Git workflows and modern build tools, pre-rendered content served out to CDNs and made dynamic through APIs and serverless functions is your "JAM", then this job is for you.


In this position you will:

  • Collaborate with visual and user experience designers, senior- and architect-level developers, strategists, and project managers to create sophisticated digital experiences using technologies such as React, Gatsby, GraphQL, Storyblok, and Netlify.
  • Work in an agile environment that includes stand ups, story grooming, and peer review.
  • Create accessible, semantically correct, responsive front-ends that function consistently and accurately across all major browsers and devices.
  • Implement user interfaces, with personalization and contextualization from third party data sources, including Algolia, Oracle, and custom-built APIs.
  • Supervise, mentor, and check the work of other developers in modern web component-oriented development practices.


About SWS

Stanford Web Services (SWS) is an award-winning agency within Stanford University providing web strategy, user experience, visual design, and web development services to the campus community. SWS is responsible for  more than 3,400 websites and is part of University Information Technology (UIT), a 600-person strong organization supporting 100+ services for Stanford. SWS is a geographically diverse team spanning much of North America, from Rhode Island to British Columbia.


SWS takes pride in our mission to care for Stanford’s ever-evolving web presence, because supporting the research and education mission of a world-class university can make a positive impact in the world. We build beautiful, secure, accessible, and effective websites, including giving.stanford.edu, students.alumni.stanford.edu, engineering.stanford.edu, earth.stanford.edu, and many more. Everyone in SWS works directly with campus clients and partners, and we are committed to problem-solving using friendly and clear communication. In this position you will work with Stanford Web Services to re-architect and modernize the Stanford Alumni Association’s and the Stanford Office of Development’s web portfolios. These two groups are a critical part of the extensive Alumni and Development Applications Platform Transition (ADAPT) initiative.


SWS uses GitHub to track hundreds of features and products, contributes to open source projects, manages a pattern library for efficient and usable designs, and evolves our products to empower communication by our schools and departments.


As a part of the Stanford community, we encourage a culture of real work-life balance; signing off at a reasonable hour is how life should be. Our group includes musicians, a brewer, a master gardener, an ultra marathoner, a lunchtime Zumba-enthusiast, a champion marksman, and many loving parents. We like what we do and other things, too!


Why Stanford Is for You

Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Ponder what the world would be like without the "World Wide Web". Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. SWS is part of Stanford's diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff that support this mission. We seek talented people who are driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow: We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TED Talk, a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture: We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you: Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun: Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources: Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!


How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit your résumé and a cover letter along with your online application.






Minimum Requirements

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated significant experience developing for web content management systems.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in developing websites and web applications using open source tools, languages, libraries, and current standards-compliant code.
  • Ability to hand code HTML.
  • Demonstrated ability to write, compile, test, debug, and deploy software on UNIX-like platforms and web servers.
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools and related analyses.
  • Ability to design and manage relational databases.
  • Ability to design and implement web services.
  • Ability to interact positively with and build consensus among a diverse group of colleagues, clients, and senior leadership.
  • Ability to understand and manage greater web environment.
  • Ability to design and integrate complex web enterprise systems.
  • Familiarity with browser devices and platform differences and idiosyncrasies, and ability to develop workarounds to accommodate specialized user/client needs and device platforms.


Certifications and Licenses:



Physical Requirements*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Strong visual acuity.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


Working Conditions:

May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.


Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.



Stanford University's commitment to safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19 extends to ensuring University employees may work from home, or another off-site location, where determined appropriate, whenever necessary through the end of June 2021. The department will give reasonable notice when employees are expected to return to work at the Redwood City campus.


The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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