132-Web and multimedia developers

Job Title: 

Web and multimedia developers

Job Description: 

Design, create, produce and maintain web pages and websites using specific proprietary, public or open source content management system (CMS) software packages.


Web and multimedia development professionals combine design and technical knowledge to research, analyze, evaluate, design, programme and modify websites, and applications that draw togethertext,graphics,animations,imaging,audioandvideodisplays,andotherinteractivemedia. They analyze user needs to implement website content, graphics, performance, and capacity. They may integrate websites with other computer applications and convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of web and multimedia content. They may also be required to be certified to be permitted to work on specific web based IT systems, software and applications by a manufacturer/certifying body to assure warranty or access to the product/service.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • analyzing, designing and developing Internet sites applying a mixture of artistry and creativity with software programming and scripting languages and interfacing with operating environments
  • designing and developing digital animations, imaging, presentations, games, audio and video clips, and Internet applications using multimedia software, tools and utilities, interactive graphics and programming languages
  • communicating with network specialists regarding web-related issues, such as security and hosting websites, to control and enforce Internet and web server security, space allocation, user access, business continuity, website backup and disaster recovery planning
  • designing, developing and integrating computer code with other specialized inputs, such as image files, audio files and scripting languages, to produce, maintain and support websites
  • assisting in analyzing, specifying and developing Internet strategies, web-based methodologies and development plans

Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Higher knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Broad knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Broad knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and produce recommendations and/ or relevant options
  • Manage higher level relationships and organize related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Higher skills and experience in broad based policy analysis, formulation and research, plus planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop concepts and convey strategic suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Broad level negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support broad-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex predictable and new contexts problems
  • Communicate with effect, and a proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively control risks associated with change, as well observe ethical standards related to complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed broad organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Work anywhere a computer can be set up. They may work from home or in an office. They often travel locally, nationally and internationally to meet clients and other people working on website projects, such as designers, project managers and systems specialists. They often work long hours at the computer. They may also be required to hold certificates from, or be competent in specific proprietary software products such as ExpressionEngine, eZ Publish, Vivvo CMS, Squarespace, ExpressionEngine, Joomla, WordPress or high-end packages.


    Diploma or Associate degree in multimedia development or web design or related field of work, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund, Media Zone Authority, Abu Dhabi Media Company, Dubai Media City, TwoFour54, Statistics Centre - SCAD, Department of Economic Development, Department of Transport, Ministry of labour, Ministry of economy, Injazat Data System, Al Taif, Advanced Integrated Systems, Dubai eGovernment Department

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Animation programmer - Computer games programmer - Internet developer - Multimedia programmer - Website architect - Website developer
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Website designer - Webmaster - Website administrator - Website technician - Analyst (Information Technology) - Games developer - Information technology administrator - Information technology manager - Multimedia developer - Programmer (Information Technology) - Systems designer (information technology) - Technical writer - Website administrator - Web developer - Visual manager

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Arts, entertainment, multimedia and ITC applications
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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi