Web Developer for the Port

We're looking for people who:

love to mix creativity and artistic talent with knowledge; people who can reason well.

What you will do:

You will work with computers and software to create web sites for clients, according to both their needs and industry standards of excellence.
Some specific tasks you will be asked to complete include:

  • Develop logic flow charts showing how a project will progress
  • Design, write, test, debug, and maintain computer programs that power a web site
  • Create documentation about your completed work
  • Research and evaluate new web software and technologies

Knowledge required for this job:

  • How computer hardware and software work together; ability to create applications and other programs
  • How to apply all branches of mathematics, especially logic and algebra
  • How to use language effectively and clearly in speaking and writing
  • Principles of good design

Skills required for this job:

  • Ability to write computer programs in a variety of languages, especially HTML, Java, and Flash
  • Critical thinking to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to learn by experience and apply new information to make good decisions
  • Reading

What education you need:

Most jobs require at least an associate's degree or the equivalent experience.
Most (66-72%) of the people ages 25-44 who currently hold this kind of job have a bachelor's degree.


Nationally, people working in this job earn between $18.49 and $51.26 an hour.
In Maryland, the pay scale ranges from $21.10-$50.08 an hour. (Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) 2007)

Future job prospects

Nationally, all computer programming jobs are expected to grow from 455,300 positions in 2004 to 464,300 in 2014. (+2%)
In Maryland, jobs are expected to decrease from 9,350 in 2004 to 9,200 in 2014, with about 200 job openings a year as people retire or change careers. (-2%)

Watch a video that shows what a web master (a computer programmer) does.