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Web Application Architect

Posted: 08/20/2023

Web Application Architect


Web Application Architect


LOCATION: W.A. Lettinga Campus - Grand Rapids, Michigan*


*** Partial remote schedule possible***


DEPARTMENT: Information Technology


TARGET PAY: $65,000 - $70,000


You Will: Be the lead developer with an opportunity to help guide the direction of the development team. You will play a pivotal role in maintaining the University's Web presence utilizing the tools most needed for specific applications and systems integrations. This can include, but is not limited to Microsoft .NET, Java, CSS, Javascript and HTML5. These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the University's mission, vision and cultural values.


You will love this job if you are: Able to see the big picture of web development management and process improvement while learning proprietary software to build and manage Davenport's web presence.




Awesome if You Have:


• Bachelor's degree and three plus years of web programming/sever administration experience preferred.

• 3+ years experience coding in a .NET, ASP (MVC and Web API) (multiple languages a plus).

• 3+ years of HTML, Javascript and CSS experience required.

• Experience with administering Windows Server 2000 and 2003, IIS operations and utilities.

• Experience with Salesforce a plus.

• Experience with Drupal/PHP a plus.

• Experience with Blackboard LMS a plus.

• Demonstrated communication skills (both written and oral)

• Demonstrated project management skills

• Demonstrated leadership experience on development projects

• Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, develop goals, and meet deadlines successfully

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.

• Demonstrated motivational and problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the university.

• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral which transcend diverse audiences.

• Must be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings or Saturday as needed, additional hours during peak times or as required.

• Must be able to provide exceptional customer service at all times.

• Business office environment. Prolonged sitting and standing. Use of personal computer and telephone (eye and hand strain).

• Occasional travel between locations required (own transportation). No regular lifting requirements, occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.


Our culture, benefits and perks Empower U with:


• Freedom to grow. We offer free or reduced tuition for staff, spouses and dependents. Nationally recognized internal training and leadership programs, and career development. Is your program not available at DU? Ask about Tuition Assistance.

• A caring culture DU values work-life balance and offers generous and flexible paid time off, 403(b) with an employer contribution plus the opportunity for an additional employer match with an employee contribution, paid volunteer time off, relocation benefits and more…

• A Healthier U. Wellness program, free use of Athletic Facilities, Employee Discounts, and access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP.)


Diversity and Inclusion:


At Davenport, we believe that engaging diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to achieving educational and institutional excellence. We invite you to join us as we band together to create an environment of equity and inclusivity that leverages diverse life experiences, ideas, backgrounds and perspectives. We respect diversity and are committed to fostering an environment of support, inclusiveness and learning, both in the workplace and throughout the application process. With that in mind, we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including people of color, people with disabilities, Veterans and the LGBTQ + community. We recognize that not all job seekers have all the preferred qualifications listed in the job ad, but we strongly recommend that you apply if you meet most of the criteria.


About Davenport University:


At Davenport University, we know what it takes to be successful. With over 155 years of providing quality education under our belts, thousands of Davenport graduates are making an impact on the world with the knowledge and skills they learned here. Our team of faculty and staff collaborate to make this possible. Joining DU means growing and advancing your own career, while making a lasting impact on our students, colleagues and the communities in which we serve.


Would you like to be part of our success? It all starts here!


EEO-Davenport University is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of a person(s) national origin, race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, transgender identity, veteran or military status, marital status, height, weight, genetic information, and any other category or classification protected by law.


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