Web Application Developer - University Relations Enrollment Management 16538
The Creative Department within University Relations and Enrollment Management at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Web Application Developer. The web application developer will plan, program, configure, document, and maintain code in support of WVU's web content management system. The developer will work closely with UR Digital staff and with the guidance of the senior and lead developers to maintain the operation, availability, and performance of the CMS, and will contribute to the development of new features, enhancements, and refinements of the application.
Additionally, the web application developer will initiate and complete all phases of the development of other assigned web applications in support of WVU University Relations projects and initiatives. The developer will work closely with application owners to develop and refine requirements, program, deploy, and support the assigned applications.
The developer will monitor the usage and performance of the CMS and selected other web applications and related infrastructure to identify and implement changes proactively to ensure the continued availability and performance of those resources.
The duties of this position will require frequent communication and cooperation with UR Digital staff and with members of the extended user base of the CMS and other supported applications. The developer will provide user technical support for the CMS and selected applications and will work to inform and educate users about best practices when using these resources in accordance with WVU's established web standards.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Contribute to the development, operation, and maintenance of WVU's web content management system, CleanSlate, using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and other modern web technologies. Work closely with front-end developers to refine the functionality and improve performance of the website theming system used with the CMS. Work closely with the lead application developer for CleanSlate to monitor application performance, maintain the code base, develop new features, and support the operation and maintenance of the system.
Develop web applications to support the needs of WVU University Relations projects and initiatives. Work closely with application owners to gather requirements and plan development work. Research solutions, programs applications, and implements cloud hosting resources in accordance with prevailing WVU standards and policies. Maintain and support web applications, and provide end-user technical support, training, and documentation as necessary.
Monitor the use and performance of web applications and cloud hosting resources. Identify potential errors and performance issues and implements changes preemptively to ensure uptime and performance of web applications and cloud hosting resources.
Research and evaluate third-party software, applications, systems, and cloud hosting resources for potential implementation in support of WVU University Relations projects and initiatives. Provide ongoing operational support for selected third-party applications and systems.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, software development, computer engineering, management of information systems, or related field. Significant work experience in developing web applications using modern programming languages, web frameworks, and relational database technologies will be considered.
A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the following:
Experience programming web applications.
Experience operating, maintaining, and supporting web applications.
Experience designing, configuring, and managing relational databases.
Experience coding websites.
Experience working toward shared goals as a member of a team.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the following:
Experience deploying web applications using cloud-based infrastructure.
Experience gathering requirements, planning and documenting work, and leading the development of web projects.
Demonstrated skill programming web applications with database connectivity in Ruby, Python, PHP, or comparable language using PostgreSQL, MySQL, or a comparable relational database system.
Experience programming with the Ruby on Rails framework and MVC design pattern, or a similar framework that implements MVC.
Knowledge of best practices and methods to ensure web application security.
Experience deploying, operating, and maintaining web applications on cloud-based web hosting infrastructure.
Knowledge of relational database design and implementation best practices, including the use of relationships, indexes, and structured query language.
Experience using version control repositories like Bitbucket or GitHub to track changes and maintain code.
Demonstrated ability to use command line tools including the AWS cli, Git, NPM, and linux shell commands.
No specific certifications required; certifications in web application development or cloud hosting architecture will be considered a plus.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Mar 15, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 224403
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.