To be considered, a cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be the leading page of your resume and should:
Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position and
Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Starting salaries will vary depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
This position will be filled at the Intermediate level salary range of $57,692 - $75,000 as the primary goal. The requirements listed below reflect the Intermediate level expectation. Applicants with lesser experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the primary goal is not met. Lesser-experienced candidates will be reviewed at an Associate level salary range of $47,476 - $59,000.
Information and Technology Services (ITS) is looking for an Application Developer Intermediate to join the Enterprise Application Services (EAS) Web/Mobile Application Development Team.
WHO WE ARE
ITS supports U-M faculty, researchers, staff, and students in their use of technology to teach, learn, research, and work, and be leaders in their fields. We are dedicated to creating cohesive digital experiences and enabling university wide innovations by:
Elevating the customer experience by providing proactive, laser focused customer service
Providing appropriate IT security and privacy in an open university society, while enabling innovation
Supporting data-informed decision making
Delivering intuitive research computing solutions
Building a world-class, transformational network and reliable administrative systems
In addition, we value those that proactively solve challenges, work with a sense of urgency, and seek a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
ITS’s mission is to be trusted enablers of technology for the U-M community. ITS works together to provide cohesive digital experiences and seamless support to the U-M community. To learn more, visit: https://its.umich.edu.
WHO YOU ARE
You are energized by working with a collaborative team and industry peers to support the university mission through innovative and appropriate use of technology. You seek understanding and to tackle projects and problems with your customers’ needs in mind. You anticipate problems and work proactively to preempt challenges and concerns, delivering increasingly relevant customer experiences over time. You value a culture that is rooted in mutual respect, where you can learn from different perspectives, roles, and identities.
Actively coordinates with team members and service support groups to effectively resolve incidents, requests, fixes and minor enhancements. Assignments include, but are not limited to: development, batch processing and scheduling, installation, configuration, customization, troubleshooting, upgrades, integration and maintenance of systems. Monitors applications and other systems for availability, error conditions, performance and otherwise ensures services are fully operational.
Participates on service enhancement projects by identifying and quantifying customer requirements, delineates the gaps between customer requirements and the capabilities of existing technology and resources and recommends proactive improvements. Analyzes business requirements and develops designs to meet requirements. Collaborates with users, customers and business analysts to review modification requests, define programming needs and develop code and solutions that balance requirements and risk, maintainability and impact. Programming solutions include modifications/additions to existing code to meet new and pre-existing requirements.
Provides accurate time estimates for tasks, identifies impacted teams and notifies management of potential risks and issues.
Proactively seeks information and utilizes analytical and creative problem solving skills along with standard processes and technologies resulting in secure and reliable connections to and use of systems, applications and infrastructure.
Demonstrates relationship building, effective communication skills and quality service in the process of collaborating with, supporting, advising and educating customers and team members on the use of services, handling of sensitive data and resolving incidents, resulting in efficient, effective and compliant use of software and services. Uses active listening and frequent communication with team members, customers and vendors, resulting in understanding quality improvement needs, creating buy-in for enhancements and collaboration with staff.
Demonstrates skill development by actively participating in growth opportunities for continuous development and improvement and applying new skills and knowledge to the job as evidenced by the ability to efficiently and effectively perform assigned duties, resulting in meeting or exceeding customer expectations and performance metrics.
Demonstrates effective communication skills when providing training and mentoring to lesser-experienced staff, resulting in staff and teams using and implementing the latest policies, procedures and best practices to accomplish tasks.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or the equivalent combination of education, certification and experience
A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a related role requiring confidentiality, timeliness, customer service, organization, prioritization, troubleshooting and working independently to successfully design, develop, deliver and support high complex applications and solutions
Demonstrated attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly and to understand technical information and communicate it to others using clear, concise and user-friendly language
Demonstrated understanding of client relationship management, process mapping and improvement, project management and production support
Demonstrated understanding of the development environment and common issues around the technical area
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project management, negotiation and conflict resolution
Knowledge of systems development methodologies (including waterfall and iterative approaches), process improvement and data analysis
Experience with both relational (MySQL) and No-SQL databases
Familiarity with Restful APIs
Experience with container (Docker/Vagrant) and CI/CD
Demonstrated skills in strong code design, object-oriented analysis, data modeling, software development methodologies, code performance tuning and benchmarking and software quality testing
Experience with cloud platform (AWS/GCP/Azure)
Experience with Spring frameworks, Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, PHP
Experience in full life cycle software development using Agile practice
Demonstrated experience with JSON/XML
Experience with Ruby on Rails
Experience with .NET
Demonstrated effective creative problem solving and flexibility when collaborating with customers, team members support teams, external vendors, and technical organizations to understand, advocate for, evaluate, and support enhancements, resulting in plans and services that leverage the capabilities of existing technology and meet customer and organizational expectations
Demonstrated effective communication skills including strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively through all levels of management and matrix organizations
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers in a manner that consistently meets the organization’s expectations for exemplary customer service
Excellent organizational, analytical and independent problem-solving skills
Ability to influence others in the building and maintaining consensual approach with a wide array of diverse business interests
This position may work with and/or support systems that maintain or process sensitive institutional data as defined by university policy. Successful candidates must comply with federal, state and local law and/or university policies or agreements that require the university to implement specific privacy and security safeguards including, but not limited to: ITAR, EAR, HIPAA and FISMA. Responsible for protecting data and information from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion; and, following applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of data, etc. as stated in a computer access agreement.
Physical Demands / Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting, average mobility to move around an office environment; able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer; travel to various locations on and off campus. Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance is required. May require on-call availability and may require working during non-business hours and on weekends.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Michigan Information and Technology Services seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan Benefits Office is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support faculty, staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, three dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, three early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness
The University of Michigan is ranked the No. 3 public university in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s annual report of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges and universities.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.