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Software Applications Developer II - Java

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Job Description:

Job TitleSoftware Applications Developer II - JavaAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentAcademic Affairs Recruiting OfficeProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) department is responsible for the mission-critical, enterprise-wide information systems at Texas A&M University. The team manages the student information system for the university's three campuses in College Station, Galveston, and Qatar. EIS maintains and enhances the "Howdy" web portal serving as the "front door" for student information system content and more. Howdy currently allows Texas A&M University students, applicants, faculty, staff, parents and former students to use a single sign-on to access web-based campus services.

The Academic Affairs Recruiting Office assisted with the creation and posting of this job requisition for Enterprise Information Systems.

What we want

Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) is seeking a Software Applications Developer II to assist with web development related to the custom graduate student Academic Requirements Completion System (ARCS) and any other web development projects needing our service. The individual in this position should be a self-starter possessing internal initiative and motivation to serve the software needs of our Howdy users. Howdy is a web portal based in Java. Banner 9 web applications are based in Grails/Grails. High fluency in Angular is desired. The successful candidate will excel at collaborating with other team members and partnering with functional stakeholders to develop complete software solutions.

The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years of software applications developer experience

    Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Master's degree in MIS, Computing Science or related field
    • More than three years of professional experience as an enterprise-level Java EE web application full stack developer
    • Experience working with the Banner student information system and the uPortal portal framework
    • Experience with Spring, Hibernate, and PL/SQL. Experience with Groovy/Grails, JSP's and/or GSP's, web services, HTML, Angular, CSS, and familiarity with SQL queries

      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Must be able to work well independently and in a collaborative team environment
      • Must have excellent communication skills
      • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

        Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Skills in web technologies, especially in a Java-centric environment
        • Skills in web development and scripting languages (specifically JavaScript, like jQuery and Angular)
        • Knowledge of ODBC compliant Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), web interface, and complex software application testing

          Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

          • Java Certified

            Responsibilities:

            • Develop specifications, based upon customer input requirements and convert into thorough design documents
            • Create complex design documents
            • Assist project leader with developing work plan and time schedules for computing projects, including outlining phases and identifying personnel and computing equipment requirements
            • Aids in providing technical project direction
            • Write, update, maintain, test and rewrite complex computer programs, websites, and web applications that insert, update, select, and display information from databases
            • Develop applications for student information system (Banner), and web portal (Luminis and uPortal) using various technologies such as Java, Groovy, SQL, PL/SQL, JQuery, Angular, Javascript, HTML, and CSS
            • Review, design, code, debug and test complex programs, program modifications or applications
            • Assist project leader with developing work plan and time schedules for computing projects including outlining phases and identifying personnel and computer equipment requirements
            • Evaluate software products, projects, and programming languages to determine their applicability to a specific system and/or project
            • Review and analyze software documentation and production results to facilitate problem resolutions
            • May coordinate the technical activities of a small project team. Assist and mentor other employees in resolving various issues
            • Participate with management personnel in planning, direction, and coordinating operational and/or procedural matters to meet goals and objectives
            • May produce reports and summaries for management and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports
            • Participate in change management and problem tracking
            • Confer with users to review project plans and schedules, secure approval of test results and discuss problems or concerns
            • Perform all or some of the specialized duties of a Software Applications Developer
            • Participate in training and professional development sessions
            • Review and analyze software documentation and production results to facilitate problem resolution
            • Perform other duties as assigned

              Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

              All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

              Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Apply now

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