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Web Applications Developer - Back-end

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Web Applications Developer - Back-end

About the Opportunity

The division of Information Technology Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Back-end Developer position. As a Back-end Developer, you will be part of a cross-functional team responsible for supporting the team's application codebases, including documentation of current codebase and implementation of back-end features.

To ensure that essential services are provided to the university community, the employee will be required to work outside their regular working hours as needed.

This is a Hybrid position, 3 days per week onsite is required.

Regrettably, the university is unable to work sponsor for this role, now or in the future.

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience as a system administrator of critical production web services.
  • 5+ years' experience designing and implementing web applications or websites that leverage content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, or Contentful. This includes writing front and back-end code, ensuring solutions are operating to a degree of high performance, and identifying and fixing bugs that are found within code.
  • Experience with Linux system administration.
  • Support teams in evaluating detailed requirements and provide suggestions for development.
  • Experience with Code repos - Branching, merging, deploying.
  • Experience in one or more back-end programming languages (Python, PHP, TypeScript/ES6)
  • Experience working with Relational and non-relational databases (MySQL is preferred)
  • Experience working with APIs, including creating API endpoints for consumption by other websites or applications.
  • Experience with programming concepts such as OOP and MVC
  • Familiarity with Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (AWS, Azure, Rackspace, Pantheon)
  • Familiarity with Agile project methodology and tools (Scrum, Jira)
  • Familiarity with DevOps concepts (CI/CD, Automation, SCM)
  • Familiarity but not required with DevOps platforms (GitHub)
  • Excellent Communication and teamwork skills
  • Be a role model for an open, honest, and inclusive approach to problem solving.
  • Strong technical, cross group collaboration and communication skills
  • Will be responsible for monitoring and fixing any OS issues as encountered


Application Development 50%

Work with technical and functional groups to provide systems analysis and design in support of development identified by specific user groups. Document technical and design specifications. Document current back-end codebases.

Support 30%

Provide Tier-2 customer support related to Web applications. Identify and perform root cause analysis. Serve as a technical contact to other ITS groups and University business units. Maintain the current back-end codebase.

Technical Architecture 20%

Work with technical and functional groups to provide recommendations on supporting highly scalable, fault tolerant and secure software.

Position Type

Information Technology

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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