Department: IT AS App Dev & Ops Salary/Grade: ITS/80
The Senior Developer participates as technical expert in design, development, coding, testing, and/or debugging of major new software and/or significant enhancements to existing software which may include applications over multiple platforms. Guides and advises junior staff. Manages complex projects independently and assists in estimating and planning for future development work. Performs complex system integration tasks.
Provide application development leadership for new and existing software applications.
Partners with user in designing features for technology.
Provides recommendation on how to enhance system for future growth.
Advises/recommends project and activities as related to system/architectural direction and strategy.
Develops and implements procedures for data security, management and compliance
Creates and maintains code documentation.
Creates ad hoc administrative reports.
Delivers system presentations and overviews.
Evaluates feature/upgrade/change requests and recommends action.
Researches new technologies to enhance current system.
Provides technical leadership on projects.
Acts as subject matter expert (SME) in appropriate technologies and business domain.
Designs, codes, tests, debugs and documents all phases of applications development.
Codes software applications adhering to designs supporting internal business requirements or external user.
Troubleshoots complex, difficult issues.
Designs databases and data structures.
Provides recommendations on how to enhance system to meet full business requirements.
Determines project feasibility and how to integrate with current system.
Provides work direction to team members.
Supervises staff such as team members, subordinates, contractors, vendors, students, etc.
Coaches and mentors staff.
Manages projects ensuring timelines and deliverables are met and meet expectations.
Provides input to staff assignments.
Provides input to performance evaluations for junior team members.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as computer science, information technology, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
4 years relevant experience required.
Please see information below:
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Linux Operating System
Mac OS X Operating System
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
Programming Languages and Frameworks
Git Version Control
metadata creation and management
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent knowledge of relational databases like Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, version control with GitHub, support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies
Experience as a full stack developer
Understanding of integration using web API (REST & SOAP) and message queues
Strong verbal and written communication abilities.
Work collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to critically think and understand projects from business, customer and technical perspectives.
Highly skilled, detail oriented developer well versed in Object Oriented Programming & best practices.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook).
Ability to identify, assess and adapt new technology tools, frameworks and languages.
lity to troubleshoot and identify system issues.
Familiarity with AWS and cloud technologies.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Knowledge of higher education.
Experience working as part of an Agile software development team and/or as part of diverse information systems project teams is highly desired.
Knowledge of current industry best practices in software design and software development implementation, methodology, including structured testing (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall).
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with relational database development.
Experience with writing test cases for development.
Experience in creating technical documentation is desired.
Experience designing and implementing web services for real-time data integration with SaaS solutions is desired.
Demonstrated experience with programming languages (Ruby, Python, Spring framework, .Net, C#, etc) is desired.
Familarity with unit testing using PUnit & JUnit
Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment systems (Docker, Jenkins, Github, Subversion) is desired.
The ability to be a self-starter.
Experience with Project Management Software (JIRA) is desired.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36576
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.