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Applications Developer

Information Systems / Technology, Student Affairs / Services


Applications Developer

  • 524159
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • DSA-Student Affairs Central Aux.
  • Information Systems / Technology
  • Student Affairs / Services
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Serve as a focal point in collaborative ventures between areas within the Student Affairs to ensure quality of program, processes, and procedures with a goal of continual improvement and transparency to colleagues, students, and other constituents.
Actively review policies and protocols within Student Affairs and the intersections of departmental activities with other university operations to ensure congruence of policy and practice. Collaborate with working/task groups to suggest and assist in the implementation of changes agreed upon by those involved and/or the approval of senior leadership.
Serve as the technical and process lead for the development of assigned projects within Student Affairs. Serve as a departmental resource for improved process management for service delivery to internal and external customers. Provide independent problem solving and troubleshooting skills as needed.
Review, suggest, and implement changes to Student Affairs operations. Design and create web applications to improve customer experience as well as internal systems. Coordinate assigned projects from concept to completion. Configure vendor hosted systems, custom reporting/data extracts and support of special user needs. Collaborate with other operational areas and the Students Affairs IT staff to ensure that IT resources (database, web, and systems) are available, secured, and appropriately managed.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and/or equivalent related experience.
• Experience developing small to medium web applications.
• Experience with providing independent problem solving and troubleshooting skills with small to medium size applications.
• Strong communication and personal skills.
• Thorough understanding of user interface design and human centered design.
• Familiarity with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack.
• Experience with the following technologies and standards:
o Relational Databases
o Version Control Systems
o Integrated Development Environments
o Familiarity with web accessibility standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
Proven experience working with information technology resources for complex business organizations and solving challenging problems related to system security, data loss prevention, identity loss prevention, and network security. Demonstrable experience with the following technologies:

• Oracle Linux
• Apache 2+
• MySQL/MariaDB
• PHP 7.0+
• PHP frameworks/platforms such as: CodeIgniter, Drupal, Magento
• JavaScript frameworks/libraries such as: JQuery, Backbone, Webpack, Handlesbars, MomentJS, FullCalendar, Datatables
• CSS/Grid layouts such as: Bootstrap, SASS, LESS
• Experience with IDEs: PHPStorm, Android Studio

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience.

Review Date


Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Linda Eaton at linda65@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team! 


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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