[Web4lib] Job Posting: Web Application Developer (Chicago, IL)

Susan Peacock speacoc1 at depaul.edu
Tue May 31 12:54:19 EDT 2005

Position: Web Application Developer 
Unit: Teaching & Learning Resources, Systems & Application Development
(T&LR includes the Library, Instructional Technology Development and the Art Gallery) 
DePaul University
Chicago, IL 
Job Description:
The Web Application Developer reports to the Systems and Application Development Manager of Teaching and Learning Resources (TLR) and has the following functions: 1) maintaining the web presence of Teaching and Learning Resources which includes the Libraries, Art Museum, and ITD, 2) developing Internet based client server software to be integrated into the curriculum of the various schools and colleges and libraries by working with faculty and academic staff who are interested in developing applications to support their courses or educational programs, 3) working closely with instructional technology consultants to provide technical support to the users of these home-grown applications, and 4) integrating third-party applications into the instructional technology and library infrastructure. The Web Application Developer is an integral member of a work team that monitors instructional technology trends and research in instructional technology, provides technological and pedagogical support, and designs and implements software and development research projects. 

Other responsibilities include: 
Participating on project teams to develop, implement, and integrate instructional and library resource technology at DePaul by working in partnership with faculty and staff in the various schools and colleges. Development and integration of innovative, Internet-based instructional and reference applications into the curriculum are the primary focus of this position. Working with instructional technology consultants and the end users (faculty, student, and/or staff) in developing instructional and library resource applications and develop procedures for project proposals that include project plan and work agreements between the users and development team. Analyzing requirements and identify and articulate possible solutions as well as demonstrate ability to work with various technical and non-technical areas/colleagues. Facilitating and maintaining the design and editorial standards for all Teaching and Learning areas web sites in compliance with DePaul University standards and policies. Interpreting and following project plans and processes and communicate project progress to the Systems and Application Development Manager, including resource allocations, task dependencies, and multi project coordination. Preparing documentation on developed applications and integration strategies and procedures. Maintaining professional interests and knowledge of application design, technical and user documentation development, and business logic/testing design. 

- Three or more years developing and/or integrating Internet applications in a business or educational environment 
- Full life-cycle experience preferred.
- Familiarity with internet network technologies and protocols, network servers (Microsoft NT/2000/2003, Linux, *nix), web servers (IIS, apache), software servers, and multimedia hardware and software 
- MS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field 
- Master of Library Science or two or more years of library web programming experiences desired. 
- Excellent communication and organization skills required.
- Excellent technical writing and documentation skills required
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work flexible hours and weekend
- Advanced HTML, XHTML, JavaScript
- Advanced Active Server Pages, VBScript
- Advanced Database experience in at least two of the following: Access, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL
- Advanced SQL, database connectivity (ODBC, JDBC)
- Advanced Multi-platform knowledge and experience (Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, Linux, *nix)
- Advanced Analytical and problem solving skills
- Advanced Oral and written communication
- Intermediate MS.NET
- Intermediate Java
- Intermediate Object Oriented Analysis/Design/Programming
- Intermediate Development tools (Homesite, Dreamweaver, Visual Studio, Java Development Tools)
- Intermediate Project management and team building
- Intermediate Internet multimedia technologies (Flash, streaming media)
- Basic Human-computer interaction application and design
- Basic Assessment practices and assessment research design
- Basic Instructional strategies, learning theories, and instructional design
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