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Harvard University Careers Vacancy for Applications Programmer Analyst

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Auto req ID 24311BR
Business Title Applications Programmer Analyst
School/Unit School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Sub-Unit ------------
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Job Function Information Technology
Time Status Full-time
Department SEAS IT
Salary Grade 056
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, Web and Enterprise Applications, the developer/analyst will work in a cross-functional collaborative team leading & supporting the design, development, deployment and ongoing maintenance of a 24x7 application portfolio supporting the School’s academic and administrative computing platforms. Primary responsibilities include: Design and code enterprise-grade web solutions across a wide range of technologies,

databases and platforms; cope with projects across multiple simultaneous initiatives delivering key milestones on-time; lead Faculty/Staff stakeholders through all project phases - translating loose requirements into prototypes and/or production-quality software/Web portals; troubleshoot and support all portfolio applications across a heterogeneous environment; evangelize common Web/Software development practices & standards promoting their proactive use; perform and document regular code reviews; review IT technologies/solutions from a Web architecture perspective; troubleshoot performance and system reliability issues, and explore emerging frameworks facilitating their inclusion into development roadmaps. Other duties as required.
Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent. 3+ years of hands-on Web & application software development and thorough knowledge of applications development. Must possess a strong technical background in: End-to-end software development in a distributed, multi-tier, enterprise environment; multi-layered security; Object-Oriented Design; Enterprise Java (JSP, Servlets, EJB, JMS, JDBC, JMX), Web/Application Servers (Apache HTTP, Tomcat, IIS, BEA Weblogic), PHP, Drupal, Plone, MediaWiki, SharePoint, Visual Basic, HTML, XML, CSS, scripting and Relational Databases (Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, Postgres); Understanding of Java & ASP .NET Security, Cryptography, Authentication, Access Control, Secure Communications and Public Key Infrastructures; Unix/Windows/Mac OS cross-platform integration, and Subversion source control.
Additional Qualifications Demonstrable technical leadership in cross-functional teams; Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, database design and optimization; Hands-on experience with Unix/Windows/MacOS operating systems, networking and direct end-user support; Working knowledge of Identity Management Solutions, Web Services architectures and rich Internet application frameworks; Familiarity with design patterns and the ability to drive them into software development; Exposure to agile software development methodologies; Demonstrated ability to maintain documentation and code repositories; Active mentoring of developers on application-specific issues.

Excellent communication skills; Strong analytical and problem solving skills; A passion for innovation; Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities; Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high-pressure on-call environment.

Experience in a higher education environment highly desired.
Additional Information The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are – educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice—create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit
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