Lead Application Developer

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Lead Application Developer Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 202005074564 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $77,300 - $152,200 Position Information The Lead Application Developer provides general application development recommendations and guidance to a team of development colleagues. Serves as the technical lead on a development team in support of organizational priorities. Working with the Lead Application Architect, develops specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings such a microservices and cloud; assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent applications and systems; and contributes to the overall development portfolio. Negotiates with stakeholders on the creation of software specifications. Reviews software application code prior to implementation to verify consistency and conformance to departmental guidelines and policies as well as industry best practices. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for approval of system and programming documentation. Ensures project reports and documentation are updated. Under the direction of the Information Technology Solutions (ITS), this position provides advanced systems design, development, programming and technical expertise to the Human Resources (HR), Academic Personnel Office (APO) and other campus departments as needed. Provides technical skill and leadership in activities supporting the automation of business and administrative processes including planning, designing, programming, troubleshooting, deploying, maintaining, updating and documenting complex software and databases for both custom designed and vendor supplied systems. Acts as a liaison between HR, APO and developers to enhance technological efficiencies.PLEASE NOTE - Information Technology Solutions (ITS) career employees at UC Riverside who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of candidates from within the organizational unit is not identified, qualified candidates from the campus, UC system, or external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's Degree in Computer Science. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Demonstrated experience with Human Resources and Academic Personnel Office enterprise level applications. Preferred Experience in GRAILS/Angular application development. Required Experience working with Oracle and other SQL databases. Required Experience with data migration across application platforms. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must pass a background check. Required Occasional travel for University-related business meetings, conferences, and developmental opportunities. Required
Minimum Requirements Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs. Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans.
Experience developing and executing complex test plans.
Advanced experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms.
Demonstrated complex problem- solving skills.
Highly advanced skills associated with software specification, design, modification, implementation and deployment of large-scale scope.
Excellent project leadership and management skills.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Advanced experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source forums.
Advanced knowledge of secure software development.
Demonstrated software repository skills.
Advanced knowledge of Grails/Angular development environments.
Ability to recommend technical solutions to complex problems in business processes.
Preferred Qualifications Familiarity with Human Resources and Academic Personnel business processes.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 5/22/2020
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