University of Pennsylvania SR APPLICATION DEVELOPER in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 07-28968
Posted Job Title SR APPLICATION DEVELOPER
School Name Wharton School
Org Marketing and Communications Group
Posted to the Web 05/30/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade D
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The World’s First Business SchoolJOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDERIn 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/
Detail-oriented web application developer with experience using PHP and MySQL programming within a LAMP stack environment, specifically in programming enterprise-level custom WordPress themes and plugins. Experience using code source management/workflow/deployment/testing tools are essential. Experience building web sites in support of marketing operations is desirable. Experience using multiple programming languages, and unix shell scripting is desirable. The Senior Application Developer will have joint responsibility for the development and maintenance of the code base that runs Wharton’s WordPress CMS with other members of the Marketing Operations application development team. Development responsibilities include feature upgrades, version releases, bug fixes, on and off hour support and working closely with external vendors when necessary. Additionally, this role will work on software architecture design, systems integrations, scoping requirements and developing approved customizations of individual websites. This person will work with the Marketing Operations team and its business partners to plan road maps, identify new features to existing applications, identify new applications that would streamline operations, and identify areas of improvement. The successful candidate will be passionate about enterprise-level programming and willing to take the time to stay abreast of new technologies for possible use in future school-wide applications. This position offers a dynamic and challenging team oriented work environment. This person will provide normal business hours and occasional off hours application support for the products he/she is responsible for. The position requires excellent judgment and high energy, excellent verbal and communication skills, and the ability to multi-task and produce under tight deadlines
Application Developer Duties: Active participant in the development of Wharton Marketing and Communication’s managed WordPress enterprise solution. Work collaboratively with third-party resources, administrative staff, and team members to provide solutions for needs that are not met by out of the box functionality and oversee project tasks to meet these needs. Maintain, enhance and repair existing solutions. Perform analysis and make recommendations on ways to improve stability and feature-sets for the existing portfolio of solutions. Exercise willingness to jump in and assist if there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Exercise teamwork. The Marketing Operations Team values collaboration, knowledge sharing and being a supportive team player. Exercise flexibility. Ability and willingness to work fluidly and pro-actively should priorities and requirements shift. Participate in all phases of software development life-cycle including High Level Design, Detailed Design, Development, Quality Assurance Testing, Closeout, Maintenance, and Project Management. Provide support for solutions by way of assisting the Marketing Operations Team with the development of training/support materials, and providing second tier support on escalated customer requests. Provide occasional off hours application support for the products he/she is responsible for, including scheduled off hours project work, and crisis technical support.
A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Soft Skills: Excellent judgment and high energy Must be able to act consistently with integrity, and handle confidential material with complete discretion. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills (required); Ability to multi-task and work effectively within tight turnaround schedules (required); Ability to formulate technical specifications from business requirements (required); Experience working within a Marketing Operations environment (preferred).
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/37317
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