Web Developer

Rockville, Maryland
Commensurate with qualifications.
Sep 06, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Full Time

The University of Maryland

Web Developer

Applications are invited for a Web Developer position at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)/University of Maryland in Rockville, MD (IBBR, Shady Grove).

Position Summary: Responsible for the portfolio of web applications used by IBBR for administrative and research purposes. This position reports to IBBR’s Director of IT and will work with him and other IT staff in developing IBBR’s technology strategy. IBBR supports ~30 applications which are currently mostly built on Drupal and serve as IBBR’s in house ERP. A major first project will be the decision to move these applications forward to either Drupal 8 or a new technology stack. IBBR’s existing portfolio has served us well and is built largely on Drupal 6 and then Drupal 7 but we are feeling the growing pains of building on top of Drupal and are ready to find a new way forward either by a redesign of our architecture in Drupal 8 or by moving to a different framework entirely. While we need to preserve data from the existing site, you will have an open canvas upon which to design the next iteration of the IBBR web portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity to get to set your own vision and bring it to life. You will have considerable independence in building the direction of IBBR’s web applications while still being able to draw upon support from IBBR’s IT team where you need it. We’re looking for someone who will develop a plan they can be passionate about and help inspire us to join you. We want to build web applications that will streamline workflows and make life better for our faculty and staff and we want to be a model to other campus departments in developing great web tools.

Duties include:

  • Plan, develop, test, and deploy new applications. Work with stakeholders to define requirements. Using iterative and agile methods roll out applications, test, and repeat. Research new technologies and stay on top of current trends.
  • Maintains existing web applications. Stays on top of improvements for security, user experience, and performance. IBBR’s web applications support administrative tasks like purchase requests, project/task management, and document workflows. We also support research applications including the Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database.
  • Document project plans, work done, and user/support staff documentation. Maintain good version control of both code and documentation.
  • Consult with research developers with respect to scripts or other code they are developing. Provide guidance and recommendations for best practices in code structure, layout etc.
  • Other duties as assigned including assisting with helpdesk

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer science plus 2-3 years experience OR equivalent combination of relevant work experience. Demonstrated experience with at least one modern web development framework (e.g. .NET, Rails, Laravel, Django, etc). Some experience with a modern front end JS framework (e.g. React, Angular, Vue, etc). Experience with HTML/CSS. Ability to work with customers, gather requirements, plan workloads, manage time, and gather feedback for improvement. Ability to translate technical concepts into language for non-technical people and likewise to listen and ask questions in order to find the best solutions to the problems people bring us.

Preferences: Experience with Drupal 7 strongly preferred. Talent and/or experience with user interface design and graphic arts.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Applications: Applicants should send cover letter, resume and names/contact information of three references to: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54230

Closing Date: Review of candidates will begin 09/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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