Department: IT AS App Dev & Ops Salary/Grade: ITS/78
Develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software. Typically works with senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects independently. Designs and implements basic technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are met. Performs basic 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.
Designs, codes, maintains, tests, debug and document all phases of application development. Performs basic system integration tasks. Creates procedures and scheduled jobs.
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.
Develops and maintains software infrastructure, via patches, bundles, releases and maintenance packs.
Prioritizes tasks within project.
Meets with business analyst/stakeholder to determine requirements.
Opens tickets with vendors.
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Code Respositories (Git, Subversion )
Linux Operating System
Collaboration and teamwork
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Two years of hands on software design and development experience with Web technologies and Server-side programming languages such as Java, PHP frameworks, JScript, and JSON.
Excellent knowledge of relational databases like Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, version control with GitHub, support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies.
Excellent written and verbal communication across varied areas including technology, business units.
Able to collaborate, adapt and work collegially within a team environment.
Ability to work independently, assuming start-to-finish responsibility for application development and operations.
Strong ability to identify, assess and adapt new technology tools, frameworks and languages.
Highly skilled, detail-oriented developer well versed in Object Oriented Programming & best practices.
Familiarity with AWS and cloud technologies.
Ability to critically think and understand projects from business, customer and technical perspectives.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Management Information Systems or equivalent.
3-4 years of application programming experience in current industry best practices of software design and software development, deployment, methodology, including structured testing.
Experience in higher Education.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Demonstrated experience with programming languages (PHP Laravel framework, Java, Spring framework, JScript framework etc.) is desired.
The ability to be a self-starter and must have excellent organization skills.
Experience with writing test cases for development and in creating technical documentation is desired.
Experience designing and implementing web services for real-time data integration with SaaS solutions is desired.
Familiarity with unit testing using PUnit & JUnit.
Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment systems (Docker, Jenkins) is desired.
Experience in web API.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and adapt to a constantly changing environment
Experience working as part of an Agile software development team and/or as part of diverse information systems project teams is highly desired.
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: 37138
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.