manage and maintain the company website, taking into account functionality, appearance, content, and performance. your main focus is on the technical aspects of web maintenance, such as building and troubleshooting, but also update the more visible parts of the website, tweaking the design or adding new sections. typically work in front of a computer, must be accessible at all times in case problems occur.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage Website Infrastructure
Set up a web host, configure access for users, establish news and mail servers, and seamlessly connect databases and other back-end components. They’re responsible for familiarizing clients with the website and making sure it functions smoothly.
Constantly evaluate website performance by checking metrics such as loading time and memory consumption. Going beyond the technical aspects, assess user feedback, effectiveness, and traffic, even exploring marketing techniques such as newsletters and SEO to draw more users into the website.
Provide Technical Support
Be proactive when addressing user concerns and resolving bugs. Additionally, upgrades and improvements are inevitable in the fast-paced world of tech, so it’s up to web admins to integrate these advances.
Create and Update Web Pages
work directly with code and often update webpages to add content or tweak the layout. For large-scale changes such as expanding the website, create new web pages based on wireframes, which may be designed by themselves.
Evaluate Structure and Content
contribute to the development of a website’s structure. set basic standards for both graphics and content, checking for quality before uploading components.
Skills and Qualifications
Must have strong technical expertise and problem-solving skills, with a working knowledge of both web development and system administration. A drive for constant learning is helpful, since this role deals with various facets of the web, from infrastructure to content. Along with a technology-related degree.
- Web development –must be proficient in web programming languages in order to update or create web pages. At minimum, should be able to convert designs into code through front-end development
- Infrastructure expertise – knowledgeable about security, hosting, network optimization, databases, and other infrastructure-related factors that affect a website’s performance
- Testing – test and debug website features, with the goal of making them error-free. Beyond programming tests, they also assess the website’s usability, design, content, and popularity
- Dependability – react quickly to bugs and performance lags. guard against future risks by preparing backups and disaster recovery plans
- Customer support – should be proactive, working to fix the problem while communicating updates. Must be able to explain technical concepts in everyday language.
Education and Training
An associate’s or diploma in computer science, information technology, or a similar field. willing to consider coding bootcamp graduates or even self-taught programmers as long as they have a solid portfolio.
Content management systems (such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla)
Web analytic tools (such as Google Analytics, SEMRush, Open Web Analytics)
Web hosting services (such as HostGator, SiteGround, Bluehost)