Northwestern University has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Developer (Job Opening ID 35569) that supports the Feinberg School of Medicine and is based in the Central IT group on the Chicago, IL campus.
The Senior Developer works closely with faculty and staff, and will maintain and extend novel web applications. Participates as technical expert in design, development, coding, testing, and/or debugging of major new software and/or significant enhancements to existing software, which may include applications over multiple platforms. Guides and advises junior staff. Manages complex projects independently and assists in estimating and planning for future development work. Performs complex system integration tasks.
Specific Responsibilities: Development
Provides technical leadership on projects.
Acts as subject matter expert (SME) in appropriate technologies and business domain.
Designs, codes, tests, debugs and documents all phases of applications development.
Codes software applications adhering to designs supporting internal business requirements or external user.
Troubleshoots complex, difficult issues.
Designs databases and data structures.
Provides recommendations on how to enhance system to meet full business requirements.
Determines project feasibility and how to integrate with current system.
Develops and implements procedures for data security, management and compliance
Creates and maintains code documentation.
Creates ad hoc administrative reports.
Delivers system presentations and overviews.
Evaluates feature/upgrade/change requests and recommends action.
Researches new technologies to enhance current system.
Provides application development leadership for new and existing software applications.
Partners with user in designing features for technology.
Provides recommendation on how to enhance system for future growth.
Advises/recommends project and activities as related to system/architectural direction and strategy.
May supervise or provide work direction to staff such as team members, subordinates, contractors, vendors, students, etc.
Coaches and mentors staff.
Manages projects ensuring timelines and deliverables are met and meet expectations.
Provides input to staff assignments.
Provides input to performance evaluations for junior team members.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as computer science, information technology, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
4 years' relevant experience.
Infrastructure (extends across applications)
Code Repositories (Git, Subversion)
Programming Languages and/or Frameworks
database design/ data structure
collaboration and teamwork
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Team Player: ability to build effective collaboration and trust in a team environment.
Multi-tasking: ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Attention to detail: must be able to manage a complex project and maintain accuracy while working on complex tasks.
Experience working in a university environment.
Experience with support of researchers and scientists.
This is a full-time, exempt status position with generous benefit plan options; including significant education assistance, retirement savings contributions with match option, paid vacation and sick time. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
***Interested candidates should APPLY directly via the “Careers” section on Northwestern University website ***
The position is listed as: Senior Developer - Job Opening ID 35569 Department: Feinberg School of Medicine, Central IT
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.