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Web Development Lead

Posted by: Awana Clubs Intl

Posted date: 2017-Dec-06

Location: Streamwood

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three and a half million kids in more than 115 countries.  Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 45,000 churches and mobilizes more than 450,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

We are seeking a Web Developer Team Lead to join the Technology team. 

The Web Development Team Lead is responsible for hands-on, leading-from-the-front management of the Awana Web Development team.  The Web Dev team handles development projects and requests for changes to the Awana website, eCommerce store, and suite of web-based apps.  The Team Lead is expected to produce code along with the team in addition to providing technical solutions, training/guidance, code review, and overall leadership for the team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.




Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree preferred (preferably in computer science, business administration or related field). A minimum of 5 years experience in software development (enterprise environment a huge plus). Must have a thorough knowledge of current development techniques and web development programming languages, including: PHP, Java, Javascript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, and Ruby-on-Rails (Python & C# experience a plus). Familiarity with Wordpress desired. Basic understanding of databasing necessary. Must be able to understand, and clearly relate to other members of the organization, technical manuals, software specifications, and software documentation.

Professional Designations/Licensures/Certifications


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Language Skills:

Ability to read and speak English is required.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various business and technical documents.  Effective communication skills and strong time management skills.  Project management skills a huge plus.

Reasoning Ability:

Excellent problem solving skills and logical thinking required for many programming tasks.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to make decisions within the scope of authority, and to make quick decisions in emergency situations.

Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Must have experience working on large scale Technology projects and development teams of at least 3-5 people.  Good communication and interpersonal skills. Team orientation and ability to multi-task, shift gears quickly, work independently and collaboratively. Ability to meet deadlines while paying attention to details. Delegation is a key skill for this position.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and to kneel, crawl, stoop, or lie down to work with cabling in tight spaces.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Must be willing to travel on occasion if needed


Internal:  Reports to the Director of Process & Delivery. Web Development team reports to this position.  Frequent interaction with other members of the Technology department (especially BA, QA, and IT).  Regular interaction with Product Owners, Stakeholders, and other internal customers.

External:  As needed.


This job description reflects the current assignment of essential functions, and is not meant to be all-inclusive.  Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this job at any time, and may be modified to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability, or for other reasons.

Job Title Web Development Lead
Post Details
Organization Awana Clubs Intl
Email humanresources(at)awana.org
Location Streamwood
State State -> Illinois
Zip Code 60107.00
Country Country -> United States
Deadline for applying
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Computers/IT
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