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Application Developer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/20/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Working Title Application Developer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer III
Department Name 35010-Med-Office of the Dean
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0800017
Hiring Range $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Application Developer who will design, develop, and implement educational software for the Laboratory for Educational Technology at the School of Medicine.

Responsibilities of the incumbent will focus on full-cycle design and coding of primarily web-based software using a variety of programming and database development languages. These include (but are not limited to): C#, JavaScript (ES2015+), Backbone.js and React, Microsoft SQL Server, and Apache Solr.

He/she will work closely with a team of at least three other designers, software coders, and developers within the Lab. He/she will have the opportunity to lead new software development for online simulation and learning management systems, electronic learning portfolios, and patient/procedure logging.

The incumbent must be able to understand basic object-oriented and functional programming approaches, design schema for relational databases, overcome object-relational impedance mismatches, perform debugging of complex applications, and be willing to work with both new and legacy applications.

New software development is the primary role for this individual but some responsibilities will include the maintenance of existing the ASP.NET/SQL-based learning systems. He/she will report to the Lab’s Director and project management staff. Work hours are 37.5 per week during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

The incumbent must possess a professional degree related to software design, and programming. He or she must be proficient in one or more of the following technologies: .NET languages (C# or VB.NET), ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, JavaScript, jQuery, backbone.js, or Python. Knowledge of mobile platforms and modern web development (CSS, HTML5) is desirable. Multiple areas of proficiency are highly desirable.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents