General Position Summary: Responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of various departmental and enterprise-wide application systems. This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications (packages or home grown), operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools. Applies analysis techniques and procedures to gather and then translate business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and designs, produces all or part of the deliverables. Maintains databases and application system code.
The Software Engineer in IT@JH, University Information Systems will participate in and/or guide the development and support of administrative and educational/academic computing initiatives, including the Student Information System (SIS) and its extensions, career services system, admissions system and other enterprise systems. The Software Engineer is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and support of centrally managed systems which support the academic mission of the university.
Responsible for full life cycle of medium to large sized complex projects; strong technical skills; strong ability to understand complex business processes. Develops solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and experience; influences client towards innovative/integrated solutions. Position will support all divisions of the University. Work is assigned by a manager but completed independently.
The responsibilities listed below are typical examples of the work performed by this position. Not all duties assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this position will be assigned every job responsibility. This role will support Student Information System and its extensions / customizations, Astra Scheduling, PowerFAIDS, iHopkins, Hopkins Academic Program Inventory (HAPI), J-card, Degree Audit, various HR systems, career services, admissions, etc. This role will have a significant emphasis supporting Innovation in Development, Engagement, and Learning Systems (IDEALS) initiatives including Maryland Excels (https://www.marylandexcels.org).
ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS GATHERING:
Define complex business/clinical/education problems by meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes and the issues related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.
Gather complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT:
Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project scope and milestones for complex projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.
Write functional/technical specifications from the complex system requirements, putting them into functional and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions.
Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for complex application development tasks.
Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support.
Provide monitoring and guidance in application design and development to more junior staff.
Provide thought leadership in designing and developing innovative integrated solutions.
TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION:
Create and document complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.
Test all changes by using the appropriate complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.
Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.
Mentor junior staff in testing tools and technologies by reviewing their work.
IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE:
Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
Monitor changes and resolve complex problems by responding as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
Provide support by investigating and resolving issues, including complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Additional experience may be substituted for education.
Five years of related work experience with computer systems and applications. Additional education may substitute for experience.
Thorough knowledge of, and demonstrable experience;
OS/Infrastructure: Windows, Unix, Docker
SQL: MS SQL and MySQL (including T-SQL, views, stored procedures, user defined functions, etc.)
Languages: PHP: 5.x and 7.x, C#, Java, etc.
Web back-end frameworks: Symfony, Doctrine or other modern frameworks with ORMs, dependency injection, etc.
Web app platforms: AngularJS or similar
Cloud integration : AWS (SQS, Beanstalk, Cloudwatch) or Azure
Source Control: Git and Gitflow
Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Knowledge in the assigned application as well as the platform on which it runs.
Experience with student information systems, CRM or university administrative systems is highly desirable.
Experience with implementing and customizing/extending a vendor-provided solution.
Experience with Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, or other web technologies is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSA’s):
Must possess all requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities as posted in the supplemental section.
Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.
Possesses sound documentation skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills
Classified Title:Software Engineer Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exempt Status:Exempt Location: Mount Washington Campus Department Name: IT@JH University Information Systems Personnel Area: University Administration
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