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Reference Number 02-31091 Posted Job Title APPLICATION DEVELOPER C/SR School Name School of Arts and Sciences Org SASC-Computing Posted to the Web 02/19/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade C/D Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9AM to 5PM (with some flexibility) Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


The Institutional Research & Application Development (IRAD) group creates custom web applications, integrates vendor products, analyzes data and creates visualizations for the School of Arts & Sciences. Our group is seeking an application developer who is flexible and a creative problem solver. In addition to technical skills, the successful candidate will be able to build successful relationships/partnerships both within the team and within the (non-technical) client groups that we service. Understanding our clients needs is an important part of what we do.

Consult with clients to gather functional requirements and prepare proposals, specifications and project timelines. Design, code, test, implement and document database applications and manage projects. Evaluate vendor products and participate in build vs. buy decisions. Develop procedures to solve complex problems and integrate third party tools with University systems. Maintain and support legacy applications. Provide backup support for other team members. Adhere to technical and security standards. Protect the privacy and security of University data and infrastructure. Work both independently and as part of a project team.


Application Developer C:
A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 – 3 years of experience in developing relational database and web applications with demonstrated project management skills. Detailed knowledge of relational database design, PHP, SQL, Javascript, CSS and other web technologies. Knowledge of several of the following technologies desirable: Oracle, MySQL, QlikView, Tableau, TypeScript/Angular, Node, PL/SQL, APEX, and AWS. Must be flexible and adept at multi-tasking and have excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Strong customer service and communication skills a must. Familiarity with University Data Warehouse a plus. Ensures adherence to technical, quality assurance, data integrity, and security standards.

Application Developer Sr:
Same as above and 3 – 5 years of experience; experience working in higher education, preferred. The candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of independently managing projects. Consults with departments on planning, selection and use of database products and services. Plans, organizes, and manages projects. Collaborates with other technical team members and business clients to propose innovative solutions and resolve day-to-day technology issues in order to meet the needs of our clients. Participates in and, at times, leads the analysis, design/architecture and development of new innovative solutions as well as the refinement and optimization of existing systems.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Quick Link Posting Supplemental Questions

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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    Posted: 2/20/2019
    Application Due: 4/18/2019
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