WEB DEVELOPER II,IS&T Administrative Systems

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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WEB DEVELOPER II,IS&T Administrative Systems

Tracking Code1465 Job Description

This is a full-time, permanent position for Boston University, based in Boston, MA, in the Websites & Web Applications team within Information Services & Technology. This team maintains the infrastructure powering Boston University's websites including the extensive BU WordPress platform. This team also manages a diverse portfolio of other applications, ranging from heavily trafficked applications like BUs online directory to purpose-built applications fulfilling one critical business function for a few users in a single department. We work in a Linux/Apache/MySQL environment running primarily PHP applications. Many (but not yet all) of our applications run in Docker containers on Amazon Web Services infrastructure. We are continuing to work on migrating services to AWS. We are seeking candidates who have a background in PHP development; use GitHub for source control; follow best practices for security, scalability, and maintainability; and enjoy working on a variety of different projects. The Websites & Web Applications team is a small group within Information Services & Technology, and we work closely with Marketing & Communications as well as other IS&T teams. IN A TYPICAL WEEK, YOU MIGHT:

  • Add a new feature to an application per a client request
  • Troubleshoot an issue that's impacting a client, quickly provide a workaround, and implement a solution
  • Triage client requests and estimate effort for changes to help clients prioritize work they want done
  • Collaborate with other developers in IS&T to diagnose a problem that involves multiple services
  • Upgrade an older application to make it compatible with new infrastructure (e.g., a new version of PHP, or an OS update)
  • Communicate upcoming changes to clients
  • Enhance an application with a feature Marketing & Communications needs in order to implement a new theme for a client website
Required Skills
  • Bachelors degree
  • Three to five years of relevant experience
  • Prior PHP experience
  • Experience working with GitHub
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Prior experience with AWS and Docker is preferred, but not essential
  • Prior experience with Python is nice to have

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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