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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 – 3 years of related IT experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and maintaining database-driven web applications
  • Experience with Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Demonstrated expertise with Javascript (ES6), Node.js
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks (React and/or Vue strongly preferred)
  • Experience with PHP preferred
  • Experience with application development frameworks (Laravel strongly preferred)
  • Proficiency with version control methodologies using Git (Gitflow strongly preferred)
  • Experience with package/dependency management tools (i.e. Composer, npm, etc.)
  • Significant experience with containerization technologies (i.e. Docker)
  • Familiarity with continuous integration platforms (Jenkins, CircleCI, etc)
  • Experience with team collaboration tools such as JIRA/Slack
  • Working knowledge of various relational database management systems; MySQL strongly preferred
  • Experience with non-traditional database systems, including MongoDB, Redis, etc. is strongly preferred
  • 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.

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

Benefits of Working at Brown:
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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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