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Web Applications Developer

Position Deleted on 3/10/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Eugene, OR
  • Admin - Computing - Web Development
  • Admin - Computing - Programming/Analyst
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Web Applications Developer and Administrator
Information Services
Posting: 12507
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled


Appointment Type: Officer of Administration, 12-Month Renewable Contract
Annual FTE: 1.0 FTE
Closing Date: Application Review begins February 1, 2013; open until filled

Job Context

Information Services, the central Information Technology (IT) organization for the university, consists of four operational units: Enterprise Administrative Applications, Network and Telecommunications Services, Systems and Operations, and Academic Services. The division also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center and works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon. These units report to the Vice Provost for Information Services/CIO who in turn reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost.

In support of the academic mission of the University of Oregon, the Web Applications Developer works closely with a team of systems staff, full-time and student programmers, and other IT professionals, to provide applications development and support that furthers the mission of Information Services as the central information technology unit.

Sample projects may include but are not limited to applications, services, and Web functionality integrated into Information Services Web sites; applications and Web environments serving various constituent groups within Information Services and, therefore, to campus; resource management systems to increase access to Information Services print and digital resources; and a central helpdesk ticket tracking systems and knowledge base for the university.

The Web Applications Developer may manage student employees and/or interns. This position has no budgetary authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

Web Applications Programming
  • Implementation, maintenance, and development of new Web sites, systems, including but not limited to helpdesk tracking and knowledge base systems, resource management systems, other programming projects as assigned
  • Serve as applications administrator for deployed systems
  • Assist in conducting needs assessment; determining programming requirements; research and develop solutions to meet client needs and/or project goals
  • Design/adapt existing technologies, develop, deploy, document and maintain Web programming projects/applications to meet stated project objectives
  • Strategize with and work collaboratively with systems staff to ensure that projects and applications are properly integrated in the systems' portfolio for maintenance and support
  • Work closely with project managers, IS staff and faculty from within Information Services and across the university to ensure that projects are delivered on-time and within budget
  • Create and deliver end user documentation as well as project documentation
  • Ensure sustainable IT practices and solutions
  • Ensure universal access to deployed applications to extent possible and appropriate
User Support and Instruction
  • Provide technical support and problem resolution to end users for Web-based applications and systems managed by IS
  • Lead workshops as need to support users on deployed applications
  • Proactively anticipate user, organization and institutional needs and research potential solutions to meet needs
  • Research and develop emerging technologies in response to request or anticipation of department or institutional needs
Supervision and Other Duties as Assigned
  • Ensure business continuity in all areas of responsibility
  • Working with other supervisors, ensure compliance with university and unit policies, best practices, procedures and guidelines
  • Manage 1-2 student interns
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualification Requirements

The following are minimum requirements for this position:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or relevant field; an equivalent amount of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Two years' programming applications in a professional, team-based development environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with relevant and current programming languages such as PHP, PERL, Java, Python, and JavaScript
  • Demonstrated ability to assess client needs, translate into programming and project requirements and deliver solutions on-time and within budget
  • Demonstrated ability to work on programming projects through entire development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to implementation and support
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of diverse IT professionals, clients, partners
  • Ability to develop Web applications, frameworks, and beyond
  • Proven skills in developing applications, tools and resources for a variety of distribution methods, including but not limited to Web browsers, mobile devices, and syndication
  • Familiarity with a multitude of browsers, platforms, and devices
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The incumbent must be able to communicate with a wide range of users and partners, as well as with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent judgment and ability to juggle multiple, oftentimes competing priorities
  • Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired
  • U.S. citizenship (or eligibility for and ability to obtain employment status under U.S. immigration laws by projected hire date)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience developing and supporting web application infrastructure components, such as LAMP and single sign-on
  • Demonstrated experience with Drupal, WordPress, RT, Flash Interactive Media Server, and streaming technologies
  • Experience using version control systems like SVN or GIT
This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Salary Range

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


In addition to the above mentioned salary, this position has an excellent benefits package including health, dental, insurance, retirement plan, employee tuition rates (transferable to immediate family members under specific circumstances) and excellent vacation and sick leave provisions.

Application Procedure

This position is open until filled. To ensure consideration, all materials should arrive by February 1, 2013.

Complete applications must include the following:
  • A letter of application demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and addressing your interest in the position.
  • A current résumé.
  • The names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current references who can comment on your qualifications for this position. References will be kept confidential, and candidates will be notified before references are contacted.
  • Answers to the following supplemental questions. Please respond on a separate page included with your application materials. Make sure experience and training described in your responses is included in your application materials.
1. How would you deal with a difficult customer who reported a problem some time ago and still hasn't been fixed?

2. Think of a time you encountered a difficult problem. Tell us about the process you used to find a solution.

3. Why are you interested in the position? What technical and professional skills do you expect to develop from serving in this position?

The application materials should be packaged as a single PDF file, using the applicant's last name as the document name, and emailed to

Please reference Position #12507 and the applicant's last name in the subject of the email.

Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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