Web Application Developer II
Working in the Enterprise Systems group, the Web Application Developer II is responsible for writing new, custom, Web-based applications as well as enhancing legacy applications and converting them to newer frameworks. Primarily working in .NET, this position creates, enhances, and maintains custom .NET code in Visual Studio; builds and maintains Web services; designs and implements the enterprise SharePoint platform’s user interface and features; and develops other Web-based applications. A key role of this position will be to help provide tight integration of enterprise systems with the Operational Data Store through Web services, data feeds, and data transfers.
The incumbent will be expected to follow emerging and relevant technologies, and integrate them as appropriate into the existing Grinnell College technology stack.
- Associate’s degree or significant, demonstrated and appropriate, technical experience required.
- Programming experience in an object-oriented programming language.
- Strong experience using Visual Studio, C#, and Web services.
- Knowledge of analytical techniques and integrating analytics into applications and Web interfaces.
- Knowledge of software development and testing procedures.
- Experience delivering software through change management.
- Testing to procedures and standards.
- Keep pace with current technologies, participate in online webinars, training, and provide leadership with training opportunities regarding new and emerging technologies.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Strong systems administration and troubleshooting abilities.
- Ability to self-educate, and desire to seek out opportunities to develop new skills.
- Experience with version control.
The Enterprise Systems Team
The Enterprise Systems team is responsible for the development, support, management, and creation of business-critical systems, including the College’s ERP system, LMS, and intranet. The team has expertise in: business process analysis; web and application development; programming and scripting; platform architecture; analytics and business intelligence; and deep knowledge of specific enterprise application suites. It thrives on a collaborative approach to working both within and external to ITS. Its focused yet energetic leadership consistently demonstrates exceptional results in a collegial atmosphere, and the leadership is keen to expand the team’s capabilities and portfolio.
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services (ITS) oversees the majority of technology, audio-visual, and telephone services for Grinnell College and provides service and strategic support through its six functional teams: Budget, Analysis, and Planning; Enterprise Systems; Information Security; Network Services; Project Management; and User Services. ITS has an annual operating budget (excluding salaries and asset rotation) of more than $3.5 million and a professional staff of 37. Under the Chief Information Officer and with the full support of the visionary president, Dr. Raynard S. Kington, ITS is undergoing a strategic advancement and benefiting from increased investment by the College. The College’s senior leadership team have recognized the benefits of a stronger technology presence on campus and worked hard to create and promote a collaborative culture at Grinnell College.
The ITS organization comprises a dedicated and talented staff committed to supporting the mission of Grinnell College and exemplify the College’s position as a learning liberal arts college. As such, professional development is a crucial component to the department’s philosophy, which is demonstrated both financially and by the mentor-style approach to management that the ITS leadership employs.
Those who thrive in Grinnell College's ITS organization are professionals with a positive approach and attitude who are motivated to deliver practical results and ultimately meaningful learning outcomes. Team players, yet able to work under their own initiative, they are flexible to changing requirements, well organized, and good troubleshooters. Embracing and valuing diversity, they are instinctively collaborative, help others around them, and are not afraid to give or receive constructive criticism. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a demonstrated customer service orientation.
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.
The Community of Grinnell
Grinnell is a positive and forward-thinking community. A vibrant Iowa college town of just under 10,000 people located midway between Des Moines and Iowa City on Interstate 80, Grinnell is a convenient place to enjoy life in a small community while living a short hour's drive away from big-city amenities. Living in Grinnell means enjoying an exceptional quality of life where commutes are short, housing is affordable, life is meaningful, and you are part of the community. For more information about Grinnell, please visit the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Web site.
Grinnell College offers a relocation allowance for employees who must relocate to accept our employment offer.
Please note this position requires a background check.