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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:DOIT/AT/LS TRAD
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Web Design/Development

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Application Developer

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 02, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $63,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

No Degree required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications:
* Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience with modern programming practices and structured development techniques, utilizing languages such as Java, PHP, Objective C, Ruby or HTML5. (A minimum of 7 years of experience to be considered for the Senior level.)
* Effective written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to work independently and produce high-quality software for customers in a timely manner.
* Experience with relational databases and SQL, utilizing tools such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and/or SQL Server.
* Experience developing web and/or mobile applications, including responsive design.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Demonstrated experience with team-oriented software development, including quality assurance, testing and the use of version control tools (e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.).
* Experience developing native mobile applications for iOS and/or Android.
* Demonstrated experience with Macintosh, Linux and/or Windows operating systems, commands, utilities, scripting languages and development tools.
* Experience developing, implementing and consuming service oriented architecture (SOA) via web services.
* Experience gathering functional requirements from constituents, refining specifications and developing applications in collaborative environments.
* Experience implementing complex user experience (UX) design and developing for web accessibility.
* Experience in higher education and/or with learning management system (LMS) tools such as Canvas, Moodle and Desire2Learn.

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Position Summary:

The Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) service is part of Academic Technology's Learning Solutions group, which sits in the Department of Information Technology (DoIT). The service seeks to be a catalyst for the transformation of teaching and research through technology on the Madison campus and beyond. The service is comprised of software developers, a graphic designer and a service lead.

This position serves as a primary software developer for creating new applications as well as developing enhancements for existing applications. The team's focus is on innovative and experimental work, with ample opportunity to develop skills in new programming languages and application development frameworks. Common programming languages used include Java, PHP, JavaScript (jQuery et al), HTML5, Objective C and Ruby on Rails, with an emphasis on creating and maintaining websites, web and mobile applications (iOS, Android and Responsive Design), as well as web services and messaging connections between them. The developer is also often instrumental in designing the user interface, working closely with faculty and our own graphic and instructional design staff to ensure the best possible learning experience. Examples of TRAD's work include mobile applications for research data collection or situated (location-aware) learning, games and simulations for teaching complex concepts and providing practice situations, learning analytics and data visualization for educational or research data, and integration tools for the campus' digital ecosystem. Team members are often involved with building modules for courseware, interactive educational websites or research collaboration and dissemination sites - in many cases leveraging a content management system or learning management system.

The developer in this role will act consultatively with constituents across campus, and will be asked to help faculty and university staff think through solutions to teaching & research challenges. This may include implementing and extending existing open source tools, building & iterating on prototypes for new approaches, or extending existing projects to scale and be flexible enough for use across campus or for integration with learning management systems. TRAD utilizes development frameworks and open source software when appropriate to jump-start development projects, and developers contribute heavily to the technical analysis at the outset of a project to determine "the best tool to do the job."

Additional Information:

Telecommuting may be considered.

Please note that DoIT is not able to provide sponsorship for this position.


Bradley Molzahn
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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