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Web Application Programmer

Pellissippi State Community College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
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Title: Web Application Programmer

Location: This position may be 100% remote.

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 600750

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Application Programming Support

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

· Resume

· Unofficial Transcripts

· Three professional references (See below)

Reference check requirements:

· Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19thamendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville , the Beck Cultural Exchange Center , the Knoxville Urban League , Knoxville City , Knox County , My Knox Village , Knox Pride , Centro Hispano de East TN , and Knoxville chamber

Position Summary: The overall purpose of this job is to provide hands-on full stack application development and maintenance for the College. The position researches, recommends, implements and maintains web-based applications integrated with a variety of data sources using modern web scripting languages, databases, and client and server-side programming. This job requires the ability to translate the College’s procedures and business needs into client-friendly functions across forward-facing and internal web-based, responsive, and database driven websites. The position provides technical expertise in business analysis, pre-design services, programming, planning, and providing designs, specifications and other technical documentation.

Essential Functions:

70% Design, develop and maintain web-based, responsive, and database driven websites and web applications that support all areas of the college including preparing scope documents, recommending standards for development, designing/building database applications with object oriented programming in a web-platform language using client-side languages (e.g. Javascript/Jquery, XML, CSS) and server-side languages (e.g.PHP, Groovy Grails, Java) and creating interactions and interoperability between disparate web applications via JSON and other APIs.

10% Serve as team member of various cross-functional teams to explore and improve upon existing systems and technologies working collaboratively with teams that includes directors, analysts, the college webmaster, marketing, media developers, and others to meet project requirements. Develop project plans and provide project management expertise, creating and managing workflows for development and integration projects.

Assist in application administration, integration and acceptance testing, support the development of training and implementation material, participate in the implementation, and provides post-implementation support.

10% Troubleshoot problems and create documentation for applications for maintenance and updates

10% Reviews code submitted by student workers/interns.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Job Requirements:

· High school diploma with 5 years of full-time related experience

· Associate’s degree with 3 years of full-time related experience

· Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of full-time related experience

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

· Exposure to Apache2/Linux server environments

· Experience with Javascript Frameworks (e.g., Angular)

· Experience with developing for publishing platforms (e.g., WordPress)

· Experience with software testing and software development life cycle and the use of source code management tools (e.g., git)

· Familiar with React Native or Electron

· Experience with Oracle databases including building queries and reports

· Confidence and Experience with model view controller architecture

Skills/Abilities :

· Experience/training in modern web application programming languages including: HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, PL/SQL, Javascript, JQuery, JSON

· Knowledge of modern Web Accessibility guidelines - Section 508 Guidelines and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and responsive web design

· Experience with Transaction - safe relational database development (MySQL, MSSQL, etc.)

· Confidence and experience with API protocols and schemas such as REST and SOAP

· Excellent technical troubleshooting skills

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

· Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work both independently and on teams, and perform job functions with minimal supervision

· Ability to translate end-user requirements into effective application designs

Key Result Areas: User satisfaction that problems are being solved in a timely manner and the developer is proposing continuous improvements to our web-based applications and sites.

Complexity & Creativity:

The position requires a great deal of analytical and technical skill. It also requires a significant amount of creative thinking to integrate layers of information seamlessly all while working within the parameters of the College and TBR policies, procedures and mission. The ability to problem solve and remain flexible is essential. This position is highly technical with a prescribed set of skills centered in creating and maintaining accessible web based applications for employees and students.

Nature of Contacts:

The interactions will be to provide or get information to understand use cases and application needs as well as explain options and solutions that can be built or developed within the parameters of the college technical infrastructure and business processes. External contacts will be to understand technical parameters and functions of vendors to interoperate with college systems.

Pay Rate: $49,090 - $61,020/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at .

A summary of our benefits can be found at

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.


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