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Management System Developer

University of South Carolina

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Job Code Title:

Systems Programmer/Developer I

Advertised Title:

Management System Developer




Division of Administration and Finance


DAF Environmental Health and Safety



Location of Vacancy:


Part/Full Time:

Part Time

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Work Schedule:

This position will be expected to work an estimated 10-15 hours per week on this project. Workdays and hours will be defined based on a combination of project development needs or priorities, and the developer’s preferences.

Job Search Category:

Information Technology

About University of South Carolina:

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

We are seeking one highly skilled freelancer with full-stack lead developer experience and the ability to architect an integrated management system. This position will serve as an IT technical expert with a broad knowledge of all stack elements. We are seeking a smart and enthusiastic developer with a desire to learn, the technical competence to be successful, and excellent communication skills. We are open to hiring a developer that will work remotely.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
At least 5 years of experience as a full-stack developer.
Strong proficiency in Angular, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, and GIT.
Experience building self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components.
Ability to ensure a clear dependency chain, in terms of both application logic as well as file relationships.
Skills writing non-blocking code, and resorting to advanced techniques such as multi-threading, when needed.
Experience communicating with external web services and ensuring profile optimization (memory, speed).
Familiarity with newer specifications of ECMAScript and NodeJS.
Experience in web application development; Database design and management; UI/UX design; Unix Server administration; Software development lifecycle; Problem solving; and Project management.
Ability to work independently; effective organizational and communication skills; adaptable; dependable to accurately complete assignments with quality results.
At least 5 years of experience in design, development, and maintenance of web-based applications; working with existing web applications with legacy components; working with and managing Linux environments; working directly with clients; comfortable communicating with technical and non-technical teams.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This is a larger project requiring the development of multiple modules comprising an integrated system. Modules are currently in different states of development (i.e. completed, in progress, not yet started). We have a clear idea of the remaining development we would like to achieve. We will provide general specifications and/or mock-ups before starting development of each new module, but we do not currently have written specifications for the complete project scope. After discussing a new module’s specifications and requirements, then development begins. The freelancer will be expected to provide daily or weekly status updates and the project manager (PM) will be available to answer questions to guide the design. The developer will work as a collaborative team with one other full-stack developer on this complex project. Both developers and the PM will work together on the project and meet virtually using a screenshare 1-3 times per week. Prior development has usually utilized sprint planning to define the next 1-2 weeks of development priorities. This is followed by testing new development at frequent intervals during daily or weekly meetings, and the PM providing guidance on minor modifications to improve the user experience. One role of this position will be assisting to upgrade this older system using the latest technology tools to ensure business continuity for critical operations and data management for the next several years. The PM is a subject-matter expert that defines system requirements and provides design guidance but is not an IT professional. The PM also performs testing of new functionality. The PM has experience managing three different full-stack lead developers for this project over the last 7 years. Other non-IT subject-matter experts will be consulted when necessary to define system specifications more clearly for modules they utilize.

Other Supporting Documents – Please include the following as attachments in the optional documents section:

· Provide information on your involvement in previous projects and provide links to websites in your portfolio.

· Include a description of your full-stack lead developer experience and communication style.

· Submit example source code you have worked on before (e.g., side project, open-source contribution).

*Due to the duration of this project, this temporary position may be considered for a rehire after the proposed end date.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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Working at University of South Carolina

With more than 200 years of history and tradition, the University of South Carolina is redefining itself for decades to come. There's never been a better time to be at South Carolina, the state's flagship university and one of only 62 public universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation for research.

The University is located in the heart of South Carolina in the capital city of Columbia, which is the nexus of government, a thriving arts and culture center, a venue for big-time Southeastern Conference intercollegiate athletics, and a community that is reinventing itself with redevelopment projects citywide. Much of the development is tied to land along the scenic, slow-moving Congaree River. Working with government, business, and community leaders, Carolina has developed a unified plan that will allow the University to expand from its origins on the historic Horseshoe to its future-Innovista, a research and innovation district that will stretch to the banks of the Congaree.

Innovista represents a new vision for research by creating a vibrant, urban community where students and researchers, including those from private firms, will live, work, learn, and play. Innovista will represent the University's four core research areas-hydrogen fuel cells, nanoscience and technology, biomedical and public health, and the environment-but will include other initiatives and business partners that serve the knowledge economy. Innovista's first private tenant, for example, is a leader in software applications for the insurance industry and will create several hundred high-paying jobs.

By attracting similar companies and jobs-and by capitalizing on an attractive location for restaurants and residential and retail space-Innovista will help drive the economy and increase per-capita income in the city and state. Recreational space will include a world-class waterfront park along the Congaree River and a new stadium for the Gamecocks' nationally ranked baseball program. Greenway paths for biking, walking, and running already line much of the river area. Innovista's 8 million square feet will blend seamlessly with the Vista, the city's nearby entertainment district of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Chartered in 1801, Carolina began classes in 1805 with nine students and a single building, Rutledge College. As the campus grew and buildings were added during the next 50 years, a horseshoe layout was adopted. Today, the Horseshoe is on the National Register of Historic Places, with 10 of its 11 buildings dating to the 19th century. Those renovated buildings house, among other areas, the South Carolina Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions, representing much of the University's current and future lifeblood.

In fact, incoming freshman classes have never been larger or more competitive. The freshmen from fall 2006 set records for their size (more than 3,700) and SAT scores (1171 average). Freshmen enrolling in the Honors College had average SAT scores of 1398. Members of the University's prestigious scholarship programs, Carolina Scholars for in-state students and McNair Scholars for out-of-state students, had average scores of 1449 and 1477, respectively. Total enrollment at Carolina for undergraduates and graduates is more than 27,300, with some 350 degree programs to choose from. Since 1994, Carolina students have earned more than $9.9 million in prestigious national scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, and NSF scholarships and the Fulbright Fellowships.

South Carolina's student body is diverse. In fact, Carolina was recently recognized as the state flagship university with the highest percentage of African-American student enrollment in the nation. Research by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows African-American students made up 14.7 percent of enrollment in 2004, the latest year available. The JBHE also ranks Carolina eighth in the nation in percentage of African-American faculty at a state flagship university with 4.3 percent.

The University's faculty garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state, and private funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2005-06, and several key hiring plans will introduce more talent and expertise to the faculty ranks. An aggressive campus building master plan and the faculty recruiting initiatives will change the collective face of the University and the faces of many of its key teachers and researchers.

South Carolina is recruiting world-class faculty to be endowed chairs-and change agents-for a series of "research centers of economic excellence" in areas such as nanoelectronics, polymer nanocomposites, brain imaging, regenerative medicine, cancer therapeutics, drug discovery, vision research, hydrogen fuel cells, and travel and tourism technology. These centers, some in collaboration with other state research universities and health and hospital systems, are funded with $30 million annually in state lottery money, as well as private matching money. Carolina is in the midst of a faculty recruitment plan to hire 600 new members. The Faculty Excellence Initiative is recruiting 150 faculty, many in interdisciplinary clusters of emphasis, while the Centenary Plan will recruit 100 elite research faculty to lead the University's core initiatives. Additionally, 350 faculty will be hired across disciplines to replace retirees over the next few years.

The University has forged a number of international collaborations in research, and the University's global connections are also strong in academics, particularly in international business. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the Moore School of Business best in the nation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in international business; the undergraduate program is No. 1 for the 10th consecutive time, while the graduate program is No. 1 among public universities for the 18th consecutive year and No. 2 overall, continuing a streak of 18 years with a top-two overall ranking.

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