Applications Developer

Job description

diversity employer

Department: Application Services

Location: Jerry Sue Thornton Center

Reports To: Dir, EAS

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req622

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals

Vacancy Number: 101-19

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Designs, builds and supports custom applications to facilitate both administrative and academic functions at the College. Responsible for developing testing plans and code documentation, participating in code reviews, and leveraging new technologies to enhance the student, faculty and staff experience.


• Partners closely with end-users to obtain solution requirements prior to development activities

• Designs and implements web applications in a variety of languages (C#/.NET, Java, Groovy, etc.) that interact with database back-ends (Oracle, MS SQL Server, etc.), SharePoint lists, and authentication services (CAS, LDAP / AD, etc.)

• Designs and implements integration applications in a variety of languages (C#, Java, Groovy, etc.) that interact with database back-ends (Oracle, MS SQL Server, etc.) and web services to perform batch-like activities

• Designs and implements online forms, and associated back-end user interfaces, as needed

• Develops testing plans and actively participates in code reviews

• Uses HTML, CSS, and Javascript to enhance the College's online presence

• Identifies new development opportunities to improve operational efficiencies

• Develops custom reports as necessary to support College operations

• Provides analysis, consultation, and recommendations to project teams, especially as they relate to the need for custom development

• Responds to, investigates and resolves issues reported by end-users for all custom solutions

• Develops and maintains code documentation, including troubleshooting guides and user guides

• Updates the associated application architecture diagrams as environmental changes are made

• Monitors and optimizes the performance of all custom solutions

• Maintains and upgrades custom solutions as necessary, especially to address security issues and browser incompatibility; cross-trains team members to ensure support continuity

• Performs other duties as assigned




• Bachelor's Degree in I.T. or related field

o Significant related experience may substitute for education

• Minimum of six years of direct programming experience

• Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team

• Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


• Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently

• Possess comprehensive knowledge of programming theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

• Adept at learning new programming languages quickly with little oversight

• Demonstrated basic Visio skills

• Demonstrated basic Project Management skills

• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

• Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

• Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects

• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

• Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

• Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Ability to foster a team environment and work collaboratively

• Ability to research and analyze issues and develop solutions

• Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail

• Possess excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships

• Critical thinker with ability to identify and implement efficiencies within daily operations

• Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population



• Service Focus

• Continuous Improvement

• Quality of Work


• Communication

• Adaptability


• Collaboration

• Time Utilization



• Bachelor's Degree in I.T. or related field

• Demonstrated basic Blackboard or Banner System skills

• Demonstrated experience in writing SQL queries and developing views


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

• The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;

• The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;

• Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;

• Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

Special Note:

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.





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Job No:
Posted: 11/4/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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