Web Applications/Software Developer

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Created: November 17, 2010


Senior Web Applications/Software Developer <http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/jobs/> Reference Job Opening ID # 16644

This is an exciting opportunity at Northwestern University Library to work with and code a variety of library websites and applications.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Head of Web Technologies, develops, tests, maintains, and supports high-performance interactive web-based applications. Oversees the development of the site concept, interface design, and architecture of the library's existing and new Web development projects. Designs, develops, troubleshoots, debugs, and implements software code (such as HTML, Perl, PHP, Java, Ajax) for library websites. Assures appropriate interface implementation. Integrates web applications with backend databases. Coordinates and provides technical support for web-based applications; investigates developing technologies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: (See posting for additional info) 1. Development (35%): Architects, develops, deploys, maintains and supports web sites and related systems, communication components, and web applications, written in a variety of scripting and programming languages (i.e. Perl, PHP, Java, Ajax); Develops interactive interfaces and database solutions to integrate web services into the library's Drupal based public website, staff intranet and other web sites maintained by the library.

2. Maintenance (25%): Perform regular code and system maintenance to existing projects, Web applications, and library systems, including authentication and authorization components. Works closely with the other staff in the division and NUIT to monitor, troubleshoot and resolve server-side, application issues.

3. Project Planning (20%): Serves as technical lead on cross-departmental projects within the library and university. Plan upcoming projects, gather requirements, determine scope, estimate timeline, document project tasks and meet with internal library staff regarding project needs.

4. Communication (10%): Coordinates activities relating to web servers with central university IT departments (including security, upgrades and maintenance, single sign-on, LDAP, etc.); setup IP restrictions and other firewalls as needed.

5. Documentation (10%): Prepare documentation to effect knowledge transfer of application systems and local software development.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (See posting for additional info) 1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired; 2. 3-5 years of related professional experience. 3. Thorough knowledge of current web application programming and delivery standards; command of HTML and CSS authoring systems, site management and assessment; 4. Advanced hands-on Web design and development experience; advanced proficiency in multiple web application programming and scripting languages (e.g. HTML, XHTML, CSS, DHTML, XML, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX,); 5. Demonstrated experience with web/database application development (e.g. MySQL, Oracle); 6. Experience with web-based content management systems (e.g. Drupal, Plone, Joomla);

TO APPLY: Visit NU's Jobs web site: <http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/jobs/> Reference Job Opening ID # 16644


Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 16:07 UTC

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