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WEB APPLICATION ENGINEER

Company: University of California Office of the President
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Location: OaklandJob ID: 27077Job PostingFor UCOP internal applicants, please login to the internal candidate gateway at: Jobs at UCOPUC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTAt the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the PresidentDEPARTMENT OVERVIEWAs a security first organization, Technology Delivery Services (TDS) is part of the Information Technology (IT) Department. The TDS teams include Information Security, Planning (architecture and PMO), Application Development, HR & Payroll Development, Infrastructure, and Client Services teams. We maintain an innovative, inclusive, and supportive work environment.POSITION SUMMARYThis position is part of the Application Engineering unit in Information Technology Services. The Application Engineering unit offers a full range of web site support and data processing services to meet the needs of Office of the President departments and systemwide organizations. The Application Engineering unit provides UCOP departments everything needed to build and manage static websites, dynamic web pages and database-driven websites, and SharePoint solutions that allow users to access real-time data. The unit works with UCOP customers to evaluate their needs and to propose business solutions for both UCOP local and Systemwide audiences.This position reports to the Technical Team Manager in the Web Application Engineering group. He/she applies skills as a seasoned, experienced software professional with a full understanding of industry practices, community standards and relevant policies and procedures to medium-sized projects or portions of large projects with moderate scope and complexity. Resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates competency in selecting tools, methods and techniques to obtain results.This position may be required, to provide remote on-call support during off hours. Occasional travel may be required with notice. Flexible work arrangements are available.Responsibilities45%Plans, designs, develops, modifies, debugs, deploys and evaluates complex software and data models for functional areas. Builds interfaces for a variety of internal and external constituents. Analyzes existing software or works to formulate logic for new complex systems and devises complex algorithms. Performs complex data analysis and tests/debugs complex software. Analyzes the design and use of complex data sources. Applies industry-standard security practices and constantly evaluates security footing to identify improvement opportunities.25%Negotiates, develops and executes moderately complex test plans. Develops and estimates conversion and system implementation project plans. Ensures project reports are made. Performs complex performance and integration testing. Monitors and employs source code control techniques and configuration management. Provides maintenance and support for production applications.20%Understands and applies industry practices, community standards and department policies and procedures relating to work assignments. Interacts with senior level internal personnel. May serve as technical lead for a software development project of moderate scope. Trains users in conversion and implementation of systems. Identifies and evaluates customer business needs and requirements. Negotiates with stakeholders on the creation of software specifications and project plans. Consults with IT colleagues about upgrades, platforms, and other infrastructure necessary to develop, deliver, and operate applications.10%Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for approval of system and programming documentation. Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and system standards. Researches and evaluates new products and technologies.Required QualificationsAt least 5 years of experience in IT, with a focus on secure software development.Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts. Strong knowledge of and experience with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP or similar web-oriented platforms. Familiarity with development frameworks, especially Yii or Zend, as well as ORM. Demonstrated ability to design and maintain well-structured databases and data infrastructure.Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs. Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans.Thorough experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source technologies.Demonstrated software repository skills. Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.Thorough experience with common programming tools. Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications.Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms and translate complex business rules into technical designs.Preferred QualificationsDemonstrated ability to interface with management on a regular basis.Demonstrated ability to create software specifications.Familiarity with principles of web accessibility and intermediate knowledge of accessibility implementation.Experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms.Experience in cross platform solutions which utilize a variety of technologies and experience in identifying and documenting the best technical solution for each business requirement.EducationBachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/trainingSALARY AND BENEFITSSalary: $96,600 - 122,000 annually, commensurate with skills/experience.Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of BelongingADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFully remote, U.S. based candidates will be considered.HOW TO APPLYPlease be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.APPLICATION REVIEW DATEThe first review date for this job is 11/30/2021. The position will be open until filled.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTBackground Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOPSmoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free PolicyAugust 2021 Update: The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral. UC COVID-19 Vaccine PolicyEEO STATEMENTThe University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination PolicyThe University of California, Office of the President, strives to make this job board accessible to any and all users. If you have comments regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at: Accessibility or email the Human Resource Department at: -SG1To apply, visit

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