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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 223590-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Management/Supervisory, Project Management, Other

Position Summary:

As part of the Academic Information Systems team the Manager of Application Development will be responsible for leading the team charged with creating and maintaining the web application and middleware portfolio of tools produced for the School of Medicine and Public Health educational units within Academic Affairs as well as the administrative units of the Dean's office. The position will have supervisory responsibility for the Application Development Team. This position reports to the Director, Academic Information Systems, School of Medicine and Public Health.

This position seeks an enthusiastic manager and lead application developer with the ability to take initiative and produce results, who can deliver application development solutions to the SMPH leadership and community that are aligned with customer goals and objectives. The successful candidate will also contribute to our continued strength in being a place people want to work, by bringing skills in coaching, and encouraging both individual growth and team morale.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself, and also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Degree preferred from one of the following areas: computer science, information science, management information systems, or related field -- or significant relevant work experience.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:

- Demonstrated experience working in a widely-used programming language required. PHP experience is preferred, though experience with other languages will be considered.
- 3+ years experience fully managing a development team, in a team lead role or in application development project management required.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders to identify requirements, and deliver solid and sustainable technical solutions requiring strong problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with a relational database (MySQL, MSSQL, or Oracle) required.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working in higher education or medical school environment.
- Experience leading complex projects across different units
- Experience leading Agile teams
- Demonstrated knowledge of user experience and accessibility principles
- Ability to guide best practices in application development, programming frameworks, version control, and deployment pipeline
- Use of a structured project management method
- Experience with ticketing and workflow management systems (e.g., JIRA, ServiceNow)
- Experience with supporting content management systems such as Wordpress

Additional Information:

The School of Medicine and Public Health will not sponsor work visas for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the required and preferred criteria of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


Cody Roekle
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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