Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Plays a key role in executing all phases of development from planning and design to coding, testing,
deployment, monitoring, and ongoing maintenance.
Continually supports the adoption of application development design, implementation, testing, deployment,
and documentation standards and best practices.
Utilizes analytical and problem solving skills to diagnose problems and propose solutions.
Participates in the design, implementation, and iteration of end-to-end application object and data models.
Participates in all Agile events including daily stand up meetings, sprint planning, user demos,
retrospectives, and backlog grooming.
Works closely with product owners, project managers, business systems analysts, developers in an Agile
team environment. Includes estimating and communicating project deadlines and delivering key milestones
Ability to translate business requirements into technical design approaches and methodologies.
Provides accurate and quality reporting and data modeling for financial and other types of data.
Develops and maintains technical documentation including interfaces and technical specifications.
Stays abreast of emerging technologies.
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard's leadership in IT!
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.
To make it easier for students, faculty and staff to learn, research, teach, and work through the effective deployment and use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Applicants MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this position:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related technical discipline and 2+ years of software application development experience.
Experience with Unix/Linux operating system.
The following qualifications are preferred, but not required:
Experience with Java.
Self-starter with ability to work with diverse technical and non-technical clients.
Creative approach to problem-solving.
Versioning control systems such as Git or SVN.
Experience developing comprehensive test suites using frameworks.
Experience developing and executing quality assurance (Q/A) tests including Q/A automation.
Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment and technology.
Experience developing REST based Web Services.
Familiarity working in an AGILE project management environment.
Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously in a dynamic team environment.
Ability to act independently but also follow direction.
Ability to learn new technologies and skills rapidly and apply to existing and new problems.
Ability to grow leadership skills.
Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
Proven ability to work collaboratively and across boundaries to continually improve processes, products, and services with a strong focus on quality and customer service.
Experience providing application tier 2 support.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including application/system documentation.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.