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The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

 Software Applications Developer II position R-031166

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The College of Liberal Arts of Texas A&M University prides itself in achieving our mission of producing well-rounded leaders, equipped to make credible and prolific contributions to society. We touch the educational experience of virtually every undergraduate and some graduate students of Texas A&M. Whether they are participating in our core curriculum offerings, advanced courses in majors across fields in the humanities, social sciences, or outside the classroom in transformational experiences such as study abroad, forums for practicing civil discourse, and outreach to a wide variety of community partners. Learn more about our initiatives, and success stories by visiting our website: https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/.

What we want

We are pleased to announce the opening of our dynamic yet analytical position of Software Application Developer II! We are looking for a developer who will primarily focus on supporting WordPress and related plugins and will secondarily code department applications as necessary. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. This successful candidate will be:

  • Highly organized
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead on projects – produce deliverables that gain customer satisfaction
  • Have a good team spirit and interpersonal skills

If this position describes you then apply for this great opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years of software applications developer experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Knowledge of: advanced analysis, troubleshooting, problem-solving, client relations skills, requirement assessment and analysis, project management methodology, and proficiency of the Information Technology Interface Library (ITIL)
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment 
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with WordPress, React, Composer, Roots Bedrock and Sage, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails, node.js/Javascript

Responsibilities:

Application Development and Support

  • Consults with users to review project plans and schedules and discusses problems or concerns
  • Designs complex programs, program modifications, or applications
  • Develops specifications based on input from the customer and creates complex design documents
  • Reviews and writes complex programs, program modifications, or applications
  • Reviews and analyzes software documentation and production results to facilitate problem resolution
  • Tests complex programs, program modifications, or applications
  • Programs rear-facing structures and foundations for all College websites and custom apps
  • Performs testing, quality assurance checks, de-bugging and troubleshooting for apps and web
  • Understanding/troubleshooting cross-browser compatibility issues

Web Programming and Support

  • Offers support to Web Team with respect to design, content assistance and communication with users
  • Maintains ADA accessibility requirements and best practices
  • Performs mobile and responsive site design
  • Performs WordPress customization, theme design and plugins
  • Plans, coordinates, communicates large scale projects e.g. web template transitions
  • Uses college helpdesk system (Freshdesk) to log work and interface with users

Education and Documentation

  • Generates documentation related to programming decisions and methods for backup professionals
  • Creates helpful articles and how-to documentation for users to better understand the inner workings of forward-facing applications, websites and services

Attend appropriate training and meeting including the IT Coordination and Zones meeting

  • Participates in training and professional development sessions when necessary including attending College IT meetings and appropriate University forums (e.g., IT Forum)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Apply here: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Software-Applications-Developer-II_R-031166