Advertised Summary Job Description: The Associate Web Developer develops and maintains custom web applications and systems for Columbia College. The Developer is responsible for aiding in the creation of new, and the conversion of legacy, software using modern technologies and frameworks. The incumbent works closely with the Director to translate client needs and requirements to produce custom applications maintained by Columbia College Information Technology (CCIT). This position works with the Director to plan and manage projects to fulfill the needs of varying units of the College.
-Supports the Director, Software Development to develop custom software in response to the evolving needs of the various populations served by the organization: alumni, students, prospective students, parents, staff, faculty, and employers.
-Collaborates with internal clients to understand their business models and goals to help define strategy, content and features for design of their applications.
-Responsible for day-to-day operations of applications and systems for CCIT in support of the College's administrative departments.
-Develops feature enhancements, upgrades, and configurations for in-house applications.
-Fixes bugs and applies patches.
-Engages in unit, integration, and acceptance testing of web applications and infrastructure.
-Provides client-facing support in response to requests related to web applications. Assesses and troubleshoots issues, and communicates status with clients and management.
-Develops technical documentation and end user documentation for applications developed and systems supporting applications developed.
-Monitors components of web infrastructure, coordinating with Systems Engineers, Software Engineers, and Web Developers to ensure systems and applications are up to date.
-Monitors, maintains, and improves software stability, performance, and security.
-Works with Columbia College staff to manage software configurations, troubleshoot issues, and provide new features.
-Manages several converging projects with different timeframes and deliverables; and negotiates with multiple stakeholders and schedules projects considering resource allocation needs, program priorities, and other constraints.
-Other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. A minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Working knowledge of and experience with application development practices and principles in a web-based environment.
-Experience with programming frameworks (Symfony, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, and/or Django).
-Proven excellence in web application development and problem-solving
-Strong understanding of computer science concepts such as OO design, data structures, and algorithms.
-Familiarity and experience with project management principles and practices.
-Outstanding attention to detail, as well as ability to conceive of the larger picture in relation to strategic planning required.
-Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks under short and changing deadlines, while ensuring timely and accurate execution.
-Excellent analytical, oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
-Must be innovative and have the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
-Must have the ability to exercise sound judgement, discretion and tact in a professional setting.
-Ability to work as a member of a team, lead specialists, manage all aspects of projects, and provide consultancy to clients.
**Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered**
Preferred Qualifications: -Linux proficiency, source code version control systems (Git), and frontend web frameworks (Vue, React, Angular, etc.).
-Experience with the Salesforce platform.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172597
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.