Job ID: 103576

Applications Developer I

Kansas State University

  • Feb. 14, 2018
  • Applications Developer I
  • Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Information Technology
    Dining Services

Applications Developer I will work as part of Housing and Dining Services’ (HDS) team of IT professionals. This position will support the development and web-based custom applications hosted in HDS and the cloud based products. This position reports to the IT Manager who oversees the web development team and software products used by HDS.

About This Role:

The Applications Developer I offers the opportunity to work with both a seasoned team of IT professionals and student developers. The Housing and Dining Services (HDS) IT Team serves a large, diverse department that provides high quality services to strengthen the student experience at Kansas State University. The position reports to the IT Manager and will participate in establishing goals and strategies for the HDS web-based application offerings and to interact with other service oriented, passionate professionals. Work projects provide opportunities to apply honed technical skills and apply creative, viable solutions while interacting with a diverse customer base.

Why Join Us:

Be part of an inclusive, team oriented, customer driven work environment. HDS is a group of more than 350 full-time staff committed to creating an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success and personal growth for our K-State Students.

This is a full-time position that’s eligible for the University’s benefit package including health and dental insurance, retirement, a generous plan for paid time off and tuition assistance:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s dedication to the Principles of Community.


Application Support

Assist with the administration and support of web and client applications in a distributed multi-server environment.
Monitor web-based application offering regularly for problems, outdated information and adherence to standards. Provide reports to management.
Communicate customer feedback to colleagues and management.
Recommend site enhancements and identifies solutions to problems.
Evaluate new project requests. Design, build, code test and deploy the applications. Maintain existing applications.
Implement best coding practices and mentor student developers to understand current software design patterns coding guidelines.

Customer Support

Serve as a contact person regarding the use of departmental web-based applications, answer questions, and diagnose and resolve customer problems.
Educate customers on issues related to the departmental web-based applications including accessibility and other site standards, current and new web technologies.
Develop methods to facilitate web-based application maintenance for customers.
Develop online and printed documentation for the departmental web-based application servers.
Serve as a customer advocate in the planning processes.
Work with the HDS Helpdesk (ResNet)or/and K-State IT helpdesk to track customer problems and resolutions, and to measure customer satisfaction.

Team Development

Assist in mentoring, training, hiring and evaluating a multi-person web development team comprised of hourly student staff.
Participate in preparing goals and coordinate strategies for developing and supporting HDS web-based application offering.
Makes measurable contributions to software development efforts.

Enterprise Security

Provide innovative suggestions to improve existing processes or implement new security measures to improve the security posture of the enterprise.
Participates as a team member to implement new or updated security measures.
Monitor compliance with information security policies and procedures, referring problems to supervisor.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in MIS, CIS, business administration or related field
3 years experience as an application developer or web developer
Programming experience with PHP, SQL, ASP .NET, XHTML, CSS, XML and with jQuery and JavaScript libraries
Experience with relational databases such as MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience in project management; research, planning, development, implementation and support
Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

Cover letter
Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until February 28, 2018.

Pay Rate:

$19.83 – $30.75 per hour

  • Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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