Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The IT Technical Specialist II performs a broad scope of professional IT activities requiring experienced, professional knowledge and application of IT principles, practices and procedures. Usually requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity.
Additional Department Summary: The Web Application Development Specialist is responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting PHP web applications for the College of Arts and Science's Office of Educational Technology (eTech). This position reports to the Senior Web Developer and, with minimal supervision, develops automation techniques to enable end-user database interaction; programs, implements, and maintains interactive online interfaces; analyzes customer's needs and implements requirements using appropriate available technologies. The Web Application Development Specialist should have strong written and oral communication skills, be well organized and able to manage multiple projects at one time, have the ability to work with the other members of the Web Communications Team, and act as a mentor for student employees in the Web Communications office.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree; OR Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of IT experience; OR Associate’s degree and three (3) years of IT experience; OR High School Diploma or GED and five (5) years of IT experience. Knowledge of intermediate programming, networking, system, multimedia or instructional technology skills. May require intermediate level training or certification.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Experience with HTML, PHP, jQuery, web security techniques, and object-oriented programming best practices.
Skills and Knowledge: The Web Application Development Specialist must have the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and high-ranking administrators throughout the College and University. Management, customer service, problem solving, interpersonal, planning/organizational skills are also required. The Web Application Development Specialist should be able to work effectively as part of a team, be self-motivated to complete independent tasks, adhere to project deadlines, and utilize creative design skills to design interactive systems for College-wide or divisional initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications: One (1) year of experience designing and developing complex PHP applications is preferred. Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student-oriented experience will be considered. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed in the employment section on the application.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
Internal Number: 513783
About University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
As the state’s flagship university, The University of Alabama family has always focused on being the best. After all, we are The Capstone of Higher Education. Founded in 1831 as the state’s first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. You’ll like what you find here. Become part of The University of Alabama family.