Senior Developer/Application Administrator

Job description

Job location: 5235 S. Harper Court

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-18
Req: JR04437
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Department4445205 IT Services Renewal Proj & Ar

About the Unit

Job FamilyInformation Technology

Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing applications, systems architecture, and network infrastructure. Ensures operation and security of all servers and networks. Configures, installs, maintains and upgrades applications and hardware for the organization's infrastructure and for end-user devices.

Career Track and Job LevelProgramming

Performs and oversees a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Oversees technical development projects and the implementation of applications and/or websites. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for applications, beta general releases, and production support. Develops and builds web pages, applications and user interfaces using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. New development, break fixes, maintenance, operational support of code and application ecosystem currently in production. Includes overall application administration and integration management.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job works independently to perform a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Analyzes, designs, develops, debugs, and modifies computer code for end user applications, beta general releases, and production support. Guides development and implementation of applications, web pages, and user-interfaces using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. Solves complex problems in administration, maintenance, integration, and troubleshooting of code and application ecosystem currently in production.

1) Designs new systems, features, and tools. Solves complex problems and identifies opportunities for technical improvement and performance optimization. Reviews and tests code to ensure appropriate standards are met., 2) Utilizes technical knowledge of existing and emerging technologies, including public cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud., 3) Acts as a technical consultant and resource for faculty research, teaching, and/or administrative projects., 4) Performs other related work as needed.

Job Summary:

Senior Developer/Application Administrator for various and unanticipated worksites throughout the U.S. (HQ: Chicago, IL). Create technical/coding modifications for various projects. Ensure that design, development and implementation of technology solutions are based on sound architectural principles across a breadth of technologies. Create, customize and integrate complicated technical frameworks into a web-based vendor supported application in multi-tiered environment. Integrate applications to support and resolve database production issues. Provide technical consultation, production support and project management. Review and assess impact of underlying technologies on supported applications, including back end process, production support databases and data integrity. Work with team to maintain application batch jobs for processing numerous data feeds, system stability and performance. Create and conduct unit testing. Perform change and release management to ensure high quality system releases. Perform systems installs and updates. Lead and mentor intermediate and associate developers. Work closely with stakeholders, vendors and end-users. Technical Environment: .Net, HTML, JavaScript, Click Commerce/Portal.

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science plus five years of progressive experience in the job offered or in application development required.

Required Skills:

Application development in Click Commerce/Portal platform. 3 years of experience with: production support; JavaScript. 1 year of experience with: data integrity; .NET; HTML; system installs and updates. Background check required. May telecommute.                                                                       

Work Schedule: Full time

Hours/Week: 37.5

M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Background check required: yes

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay Frequency

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-03-18-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-09-18-07:00

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 3/29/2019
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