Department: IT AS App Dev & Ops Salary/Grade: ITS/78
Develops good design, write efficient code, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software to provide a rich user experience. Typically works with senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects independently. The candidate must be passionate about efficiency and accountability as they are with innovative technologies. Designs and implements technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are met. Performs system integration tasks. Provides estimation for assigned tasks.
Participates in the development of new goals and strategies based on interactions with primary user.
Develops plans for software deployment on heterogeneous systems.
Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
Partners with user in designing features for technology.
Responds to customer inquiries via phone, online, in-person, etc.
Creates and maintains code documentation.
Grants system access to new user.
Evaluates feature/upgrade/change requests and recommends action.
Participates in interview process for new hires.
Identifies database and software performance issues, and makes adjustments.
Researches and develops new algorithms and statistical techniques designed for analyzing data based on customer needs.
Develops and maintains software infrastructure, via patches, bundles, releases and maintenance packs.
Codes software applications adhering to designs supporting internal business requirements or external user.
May support build and release management processes.
Completes tier 3 troubleshooting.
Designs databases and data structures.
Designs, codes, tests, debug and document all phases of application development.Performs basic system integration tasks.Creates stored procedures and scheduled jobs.
Prioritizes tasks within project.
Meets with business analyst/stakeholder to determine requirements.
Opens tickets with vendors.
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.
2 years relevant experience required.
Please see information below:
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Box Collaborative Storage
Code Repositories (Git, Subversion)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
Programming Languages and Frameworks
Iterative & incremental development
Workflow development & documentation
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
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.
Ability 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).
Ability to work as part of an Agile software development team and as part of diverse information systems project teams.
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: 36578
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.