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Front End Web Application Developer - Digital Learning at UT

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Front End Web Application Developer - Digital Learning at UT

Description: Digital Learning at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a newly created unit charged with advancing UT’s commitment to discovery, creativity, learning, and engagement, specifically for online learners. Using advanced and innovative technologies, Digital Learning at UT will provide scalable solutions that enhance the online learning experience and reduce barriers to student access and success, providing a tremendous impact to online learners across the state and the nation. At Digital Learning at UT, we want to be bold and impactful, transforming the future of online education through innovative thinking and collaboration problem-solving. 

The Front End Web Application Developer participates in application development efforts to design and develop web sites.  Position focuses on front end web development, employing a variety of tools and skills such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap, Wordpress, and React.  Position also works to develop back-end technologies that that broker communication between client facing applications/websites and back end systems such as CRM, SIS, LMS, and ERP applications.  Within a highly collaborative, agile, and entrepreneurial environment, position will assist Senior Web Application Developer with implementing web application technology to align with the strategic goals of the division and the University.  Position will work closely with peer Technology Innovation teams (CRM/BI) and the Digital Learning at UT Education Core unit(s) to support their marketing and communications efforts at scale.


Job Duties

Web Application Development:

  • Participates in the analysis, development, deployment, and support efforts for integrations with enterprise web applications
  • Develop and implement robust integration strategies that ensure high data integrity and security
  • Leads, modifies, deploys, implements, designs, tests, and manages critical, high impact, or urgent projects
  • Works with campus project partners to help define needs across multiple functional areas
  • Lead efforts for configuration management (e.g., Git, Subversion, etc.)
  • Researches emerging technologies and threats, implements solutions, and provides training
  • Designs, collects, analyzes metrics, and creates reports for dissemination to senior staff
  • Independently analyzes and solves highly complex technical problems
  • Meet with peers, managers, supervisors, vendors, students, staff, faculty, and others to solicit cooperation and resolve problems
  • Participate in periodic management meetings to keep top management informed of department problems and concerns
  • Interacts with external vendors and contractors for technical solutions
  • Stay abreast of advancement in technology

Meetings, Training, Special Projects, and other Duties:

  • Participate on special projects, including integration architecture development & web service development.
  • Serve on working committees within Digital Learning at UT which include implementation of new services and programs both internally and campus wide.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Represent Digital Learning at UT in campus-level meetings.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences or other relevant field
  • 3 years of relevant application development experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience implementing and managing web analytics tracking processes

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in modern web integration and analytics technologies
  • Experience with back end development technologies
  • Understanding of data structures, analytics, and reporting capabilities within CRM
  • Experience in higher education environment

For full consideration, applicants must attach a letter of interest, resume, and the name, address, email, and phone number of three professional references, in addition to completing the applicant file to the Human Resources online application system, Taleo.

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Edplus
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 19, 2023, 9:53:50 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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