Software Developer

Jun 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Software Developer

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Job Summary

Join Stanford's research administration systems team and build applications to support research at a prominent institution. We are looking for someone skilled in Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle Application Developer (Application Express - APEX) to enhance and maintain a complex, home-grown application which supports research at Stanford.

Job Description

This is a Software Developer position reporting to the Stanford electronic Research Administration (SeRA) group within Administrative Systems (AS). AS is part of the University Information Technology (UIT) department managed by the Office of the CIO at Stanford University. The SeRA team is responsible for the support, maintenance, and enhancement of a complex, custom-built application with numerous external system integrations.

This position requires a solid background in Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle Application Developer (Application Express - APEX). A successful candidate will have demonstrated a track record of delivering quality solutions providing high value to customers in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have experience building new functionality as well as performing production support activities including, and not limited to, evaluating Patches/Fixes, maintaining system configurations, running batch cycles, data cleanup, testing, filing/resolving service requests, and estimating enhancements.

A minimum of 7-10 years of Oracle database development experience including at least 2-3 years of APEX web development experience is preferred.

  • Propose, conceptualize, design, implement, and develop solutions for difficult and complex applications independently.
  • Oversee testing, debugging, change control, and documentation for major projects.
  • Define complex application development administration and programming standards.
  • Oversee the support, maintenance, operation, and upgrades of applications.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems.
  • Review the physical design of existing systems for optimizing performance.
  • Lead projects, as necessary, for special systems and application development in areas of complex problems.
  • Work with other technical professionals to develop standards and implement best practices.
  • Partner with business management to define the appropriate technical solutions.
  • Collaborate with peer managers to coordinate enterprise-wide integration requirements.
  • Coordinate work efforts for system enhancements and upgrades.
  • Coordinate production support, and provide application performance metrics to business partners and IT management.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programming tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Strong understanding of data design, architecture, relational databases, and data modeling.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of software development life cycle, methodologies, and quality control practices.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Demonstrated experience leading activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures.
Relevant Work Experience:
  • Experience with Oracle SQL and PL/SQL is required
  • Experience in Oracle APEX, JavaScript, Web Services and XML is required
  • Experience with Oracle eBusiness Suite is a plus
  • Experience with Oracle Workflow, Forms, and XML Publisher is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, MIS or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education is a plus
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • May work extended hours, evening and weekends.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
We are not able to provide sponsorship or relocation for this position.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thank you for your interest!

Job: Information Technology Services

Location: Business Affairs: Administrative Systems (IT)
Schedule: Full-time
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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