The Sr. Application and Report Developer job function is focused on two key functions:
1. Applications Development – the architecture, design, development, and testing of applications in support of research administration at Cornell, and; 2. Analytics – the data management, analysis, and reporting of information through such applications, or through commercial products
The primary focus of the position will be on the analytics function.
The position will report administratively to the Research Administration Support (RAS) Director of Information Services, and will receive functional direction from the Applications Development and Analytics Lead.
Regarding application development, the position is charged with the development of applications for Research Administration Information Services (RAIS) that uphold to a high standard of quality. The Sr. Application Developer will work under the direction of the RAIS Applications Development and Analytics Lead in an effort to build optimal application architectures based on emerging industry best practices, which include cloud based options and may comprise commercial, open source, and custom-coded components. Active participation in a user-centered design process with a multidisciplinary team is expected, with a drive to build efficient and effective application modules and clean user interfaces that satisfy users. The position requires a full stack developer that is responsible for deliverables throughout the software development life cycle; including design, development, testing, deployment, and documentation.
Regarding analytics, the Sr. Application Developer will, under the direction of the RAIS Applications Development and Analytics Lead, support the data analysis and reporting needs of RAIS customers, including central administration and campus users. The position is charged with becoming an expert in research administration data.
The Sr. Application Developer will work with the Applications Development and Analytics lead, other RAIS team members, and directly with unit Research Administrators and other campus users to update and improve RAIS enterprise reporting solutions. He/she will also work with functional reporting staff in central administration, as an expert technical resource. Paramount is the ability to create clean intuitive applications and reporting solutions that provide accurate data and meet or exceed client expectations for ease-of-use. Maintenance of appropriate security models and data stewardship is also of extreme importance.
In addition to programming applications built in-house, this position may be responsible for supporting a limited set of vendor or university provided applications.
Of utmost importance for the role is a commitment to service excellence; to provide efficient and friendly user experiences and support to RAIS customers, and to proactively monitor systems in an effort to catch potential issues before they occur. In this effort, the Sr. Application Developer, must let design and the creation of an exceptional user experience drive development; despite cases where this equates to more development effort and complexity. The incumbent is expected to continually seek ways to improve and enhance RAIS services and be a strong partner with the Research Administration functional staff in providing support to the Cornell research community.
Bachelor of Science degree with 5 - 7 years of related experience:
Full stack development
Designing application architectures, including "monolithic" and "micro-service" architectures
Experience in deploying and managing applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Experience building and consuming APIs
Experienced in report and dashboard creation, including operational and analytical data reports, visualizations, key performance indicators, and score cards
Expert in SQL, with thorough understanding of relational database design, data warehouses, and dimensional modeling
Experience in development of enterprise level, web-interfaced, SQL-based, database driven applications
Experience in Tableau and other commercial business intelligence systems
Understanding of usability principles, and experience in applying them to reporting solutions and transactional applications
Experience with responsive design development
3 or more years of development experience in Cold Fusion
Experience in coding cloud based applications using Java script, Node.js, Ruby on Rails
Experience using containerization technologies, esp. Docker
Expertise in creation, implementation and support of cross-platform, secure, access controlled, network deployed solutions
Experience with security models for web authentication and authorization
Proven experience delivering administrative applications that effectively meet user needs within time/budget constraints while meeting established quality standards
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Excellent presentation, analytical, and organizational skills
Track record of service orientation, initiative, and organizational commitment
Proven team oriented approach to successful systems solutions
Confident and responsible attitude driven toward continual growth both personally and for the team
10 years of experience preferred
User Experience Design coursework and practical application
Experience in a higher education environment and/or with research
Experience with Cornell systems and technologies
Experience with research administration data and applications
Knowledge of research administration policies, procedures and practices
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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