Developer 1 – University of Minnesota – Duluth

Job ID: 328011
Location: Duluth
Job Family: Information Technology
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Developer 1

Required/Preferred Qualifications


– A bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, or other related fields; or a combination of related education and work experience in the areas of application/web/systems development to equal four years.

– Knowledge of programming.



– Ability to work with and build consensus with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

– Excellent listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with a diverse range of audiences

– Proven ability to meet deadlines using effective organizational skills to prioritize multiple tasks and manage projects, and work with minimal supervision

– Demonstration of effective problem-solving and decision-making abilities with keen attention to detail

– Demonstrated ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies (e.g. mobile application design and development)

– Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in teams

– Knowledge of database (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle)

– Experience on web development with programming languages and scripting languages (e.g. PHP, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript)

– Knowledge of source code control (e.g. Git, SVN) and versioning


Physical and Environmental Conditions:

– Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for individuals who require and request such accommodation:

-Mobility to work in a typical office environment and use standard office and computer equipment

-Stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for extended periods of time

-Vision to read printed materials and computer screens

-Hearing and speech to communicate effectively in oral and written forms, in-person, and over the telephone

-Agility to manipulate computer equipment for installation

-Strength and ability to lift materials weighing 5-10 pounds on a regular basis

About the Job



The candidate is responsible to work independently as well as collaboratively with other staff in the UMD Information Technology Systems and Services Department (ITSS) and other campus academic and administrative units on multiple activities relating to application support and development. This position will be responsible for:


Production Application Development & Support (70%)

Collaborating with other team members, the candidate will:

  • Provide ongoing maintenance of applications.
  • Troubleshoot production applications and resolve bugs or escalate issues when necessary.
  • Code enhancements to production applications based on end users requirements.
  • Assist with long-term system analysis and preparation of systems design specifications for system integration and upgrades.
  • Test and debug programs, prepare systems test data, and prepare program documentation.

This candidate will function as the primary contact for application service requests.


New Application Development (20%)

  • Participate in Agile team processes (feasibility, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, etc).
  • Collaborate with other team members to code new applications or enhancements
  • Test and debug programs, prepare systems test data, and prepare program documentation.


Professional Development (10%)

  • Team meetings and activities
  • ITSS departmental events
  • Campus and system wide events, activities, training, and conference
  • Other professional training and conferences


*The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.*

How To Apply

This is a 100%, 12 month, Civil Service Position. Minimum starting salary is $44, 324. Actual salary commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is March 4, 2019.


Complete application includes Cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and an unofficial transcript.


Applications will be accepted through January 3, 2019


Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 328011. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents.

Any offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a degree verification and employment verification.

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