Posting Number: H0261 Posting Date: April 1, 2013 Closing Date: Until Filled.
What to include with your application: In addition to a Harvey Mudd College employment application available at www.hmc.edu/employment, please submit a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications for and interest in this position and the contact information for three professional references.
Information about the position: Salary is dependent upon qualifications. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible position reporting to the Director of Data and Software Engineering Services
What the successful candidate will do: The Web Programmer/Analyst is responsible for administering, maintaining, and enhancing the HMC Jenzabar JICS portal system, and for the development, integration, and support of web-based instructional, assessment and administrative applications. Work is performed in a team environment with HMC Computing and Information Services (CIS) and other Claremont Colleges IT staff.
- Administer the Jenzabar JICS portal: perform daily support and maintenance including database management, system configuration adjustments, portlet adjustments (such as adding and removing users/roles/portlets).
- Design, create, test, document, implement, manage and enhance Jenzabar JICS custom applications (portlets).
- Trouble-shoot customizations or third party integrations within the JICS Portal/CRM's.
- Develop, implement, and maintain secure Web-based interfaces to the existing administrative and student information system (Jenzabar CX) for use by faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
- Work with internal clients and other team members to create, develop, implement and maintain user-centric, and customizable web resources.
- Effectively and constructively participate in team-oriented design discussions, code reviews, and regular team meetings.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest trends in software development methods and technology.
- Maintain knowledge of standards for student record data exchange such as those provided by IMS Global and the Dept. of Education's MyButton initiative. Communicate this knowledge to others at CIS.
- As needed, assist in the assessment of portal technologies for use by the college.
- Provide training and documentation as required.
- Other related duties as requested, delegated or assigned.
What the ideal candidate will bring to this position and HMC:
- B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.
- Two years' experience in development, production and maintenance of a dynamic, complex, multi-user website; experience administering Windows or Unix servers.
- Relational databases with knowledge of SQL (e.g. SQL Server, Informix, or MySQL
- XML, HTML, DHTML
- Linux and Windows servers (installation and configuration, basic administration)
- AD LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service) aka ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode)
- Application analysis, design and programming
- Testing techniques and revision control, including Subversion
Skills and Abilities:
- Flexible and able to change projects and learn new skills, as needed.
- Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
- Self-starter, motivated to work without abundant supervision.
- Ability to define realistic, specific goals and objectives and prioritize them.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Communicate and work effectively with all individuals at all levels in the college community.
- Identify problems and recommend and implement solutions.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Meet schedules and timelines.
- Work in a technically diverse organization
- Use tact, patience and courtesy in all interactions.
- Plan and organize work.
- Work independently as well as in teams.
- Experience working as part of a development team in a higher education setting.
- Experience with Jenzabar JICS portal.
- Knowledge of Jenzabar JICS and CX applications, Apache and IIS web server administration, web development/authoring software (e.g. Visual Studio), recognized web development standards, e.g., W3C recommendations, and data exchange standards such as IMS Global's LIS.