Senior Web Developer

Brown University

Job Description:

Senior Web Developer
Office of Information Technology

The Senior Web Developer is responsible for planning, designing, coding, documenting, testing and maintaining custom web applications that support Brown’s faculty, staff, and students. In this role, the incumbent must facilitate productive relationships with a diverse constituency. As a member of Brown’s developer community, the senior web developer assists in establishing and promoting common development methodologies and tools to ensure all local systems integrate with the broader campus IT infrastructure.  The senior web developer collaborates with the team to promote standardization and efficiencies across the division and to maintain a secure and reliable computing environment aligned with OIT’s established standards and industry best practices.

Job Qualifications

  • BA/S in Computer Science or related field and 2-3 years of related technical experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and maintaining database-driven web applications with advanced knowledge of various relational database management systems. MySQL strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated project management, planning, and process modeling skills
  • Proficiency with programming languages related to web application development, including HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Node.js
  • Proficiency with application development frameworks, including Laravel, Next.js, Kohana, Codeigniter, etc. Laravel strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with frontend development frameworks, including React, Vue. React strongly preferred
  • Strong debugging and problem solving skills
  • A strong curiosity and ability for learning new technologies (frameworks, programming languages, methodologies etc)
  • Advanced knowledge of Git
  • Experience with shell scripting
  • OK with being a member of the team’s on-call rotation
  • Some experience with CMSs. Drupal strongly preferred
  • Some knowledge and practice with devops concepts like building CI/CD pipelines, GitHub Actions, creating Docker and Docker Compose files, and managing apps deployed to a Kubernetes cluster
  • Ability to understand non-technical users’ requirements in an academic environment, and to generate user-friendly solutions quickly within the context of departmental initiatives and division goals
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a complex environment with competing demands
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to collaborate with non-technical users throughout all phases of project design and implementation
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

A cover letter is required for you to be considered for this position.

All offers are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification.

Benefits of Working at Brown:

Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here.

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Job Posting Title:

Senior Web Developer


Office of Information Technology


Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Work Location:

Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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