Work Schedule: FT; Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Occasional work outside of regular hours.
General Description: The Web Application Developer works as part of the I&TS Web Development Team to implement, deploy, integrate, and support web-based applications that advance the academic mission of the university. This position provides technical leadership for the Sakai Learning Management System with testing, troubleshooting, software upgrades, and other tasks required to maintain and support this open-source application and integrate it with other related systems and services. Through supporting faculty, staff, and students in their use of Sakai, this position has opportunities for identifying usability improvements, for developing local enhancements to Sakai, and for contributing code back to the wider Sakai community. Reports to the Senior Web Developer.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: • Provide technical leadership for installing, integrating, and customizing the Sakai learning management system and other web applications for teaching and learning. • Work as part of the I&TS Web Development team to promote deployment and use of open source teaching/learning tools and support faculty in deploying technology in the curriculum. • Execute creativity and problem-solving skills to coordinate testing, troubleshooting, software upgrades, etc. required to maintain and support Sakai and related web applications. • Maintain and develop an in-depth knowledge of tools, technologies, and best practices related to web development, and to web-based teaching and learning. • Collaborate with other team members using tools like Subversion, git, JIRA, and Confluence. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: 1. Three years of job-related work experience. Relevant coursework in web application development, database design, and system integration may substitute for experience. 2. Experience configuring, integrating, maintaining, and troubleshooting Apache and Tomcat. 3. Experience programming in Java. 4. Experience in developing and testing SQL database queries for MySQL, SQL Server, or Oracle. 5. Experience in application testing, debugging, and problem resolution. 6. High School Diploma or GED. 7. Finalist applicants will be asked to provide a portfolio of relevant work such as academic web applications, database designs, and system integration projects. 8. Finalist applicant must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.
Physical Requirements: Job is performed in an office setting. Sitting and using a computer are required daily in up to four-hour intervals. Ability to accurately discern colors.
Application Procedure: To apply, please submit your application including resume, cover letter and a list of three references online at http://employment.plu.edu.
Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.
Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.
Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.