Department: IT AS App Dev & Ops Salary/Grade: ITS/76
Job Summary: The Developer Associate completes maintenance on existing software products. Assists in developing code, tests and debugging new software or making enhancements to existing software. Writes programs according to specifications from senior staff. Perform basic system integration tasks.
Specific Responsibilities: Strategic Planning
Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
Assists in all stages of the project, starting from the initial planning stages.
Responds to inquiries via phone, online, in-person, etc.
Creates and maintains software/process/support documentation.
Routes more complex requests for features/upgrades/changes to appropriate senior staff/management.
Participates in team/project meetings.
Identifies database and software performance issues and makes adjustments.
Assists with design, development, and maintenance.
Tests and debugs software.
Writes programs according to specifications from senior staff.
Codes software applications adhering to designs that support internal business requirements or external user.
Competes tier 3 troubleshooting.
Prioritizes assigned tasks.
Opens help 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.
No experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Development experience with Web technologies such as PHP and Object oriented programing languages like JAVA.
Knowledge of relational databases and good SQL knowledge and version control with GitHub
Show continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and efficient technology solutions.
Strong verbal and written communication abilities.
Work collaboratively in a team environment.
Familiarity with Linux and Unix-like operating systems.
Ability to critically think and understand projects from business, customer and technical perspectives.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Ability to troubleshoot and identify system issues.
1-2 years of web application programming experience using Java, PHP frameworks.
Exposure to AWS and frameworks such as Laravel and Angular
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Good UI/UX skills.
Must have excellent organization skills.
Must have excellent software design and documentation skills
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and adapt to a constantly changing environment.
Must have project management ability.
Experience working with Agile methodologies.
Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
Understanding of integration using web API’s and message queues.
Familiarity with Cloud technologies such as Jenkins, Terraform, Docker containers
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: 39158
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.