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Reference Number 86-31178 Posted Job Title APPLICATION DEVELOPER A/B School Name College Houses and Academic Services Org Office of Residential Computer Support Posted to the Web 02/23/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade A/B Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9-5 with evening and weekend hours as required 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

College Houses brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students to form vibrant residential communities within the larger context of our renowned urban campus. Our mission is to bring the academic life of the classroom into our living spaces. We have roughly 5,600 residents in total, and twelve houses. The architectural styles vary from 24-story modern high-rises with over 800 residents to smaller, 4-story brick Houses with 170 residents. Each House offers countless cultural, academic and recreational events, personal services, and leadership opportunities. Every House is different in its focus and traditions, but all offer the same great amenities and avenues for self-discovery and enrichment.


This Application Developer position serves as a developer for the College Houses and Academic Services. Duties: Application Developer A: Under the direction of a Senior Application Developer: Create, develop, and deploy applications in both the JavaScript/NodeJS/SQL Server, PHP/MySQL, and legacy environments. Administrate full development environments with full QA and deployment protocols; Design interfaces focusing on the end user’s experience and ease of use. Organize, plan, and lead projects. Create documentation supporting development process and redundancy. Assist in monitoring, administering and maintaining all systems crucial to the division – ensuring optimal up time to core constituency. Contribute to evaluating new software technologies and improving the College Houses and Academic Services IT infrastructure. Ensure adherence to Security and Privacy Impact Assessments, and ISC technical requirements for University IT properties. Under limited supervision of the Senior Application Developer, the Application Developer B carries out all of the responsibilities above and: Takes ownership of application deployment when technical lead including building team schedules and communicating outcomes.


Application Developer A: A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Solid understanding of object-oriented programming practices (minimum 1 OOP language), modern web development practice and server-side scripting. Strong knowledge of Javascript and command of JavaScript as a full web stack programming language with asynchronous function calls. Knowledge of web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3. Understanding of RDBMS, MS-SQL and/or SQL Server tools. Familiarity with command line tools for server maintenance and development. Willingness to learn and support existing legacy platforms, including ColdFusion, and assist with supporting the Drupal CMS. Existing knowledge a plus. Excellent communication, organizational ability, with a fine attention to detail. Technical writing skills. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive materials, to work independently and as part of a team and to simultaneously manage multiple assignments of varying durations.

Application Developer B: Same qualifications as above and a Bachelor’s Degree and 1 to 3 years of programming experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

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.

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    Posted: 2/26/2019
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