Working title: Software Engineer Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday; A limited amount of travel may be required Employee subgroup: Exempt Location: Columbia, MD Department name: Energetics Research Group Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
This position provides information technology services for the Energetic Research Group, a Center operated by the Whiting School of Engineering. This position is responsible for leading a team of developers in programming various web portal modules to be deployed on www.erg.jhu.edu, www.jannaf.org, user.cpiac.jhu.edu, and nirpsportal.org websites.
Essential Job Functions
Project lead for multiple simultaneous application development projects for ERG and ERG’s government agency customers. Establish context, requirements, and then implement solutions, determining platform, coding, and security standards for the projects.
Develop new functionality for existing in-house software applications and websites: Document Library Search Engine, Drupal/WordPress modules like: Small Teams portal application, Subscription Management portal, Customer Management portal.
Evaluate and recommend products/services for maintaining and improving computer systems and network infrastructure.
Develop and implement security standards for the network, servers and workstations.
Administer enterprise databases (MySQL, MS SQL, MS Access), web application (Drupal, WordPress, IIS and Apache), and other application servers.
Configure and maintain Cisco ASA 5525x firewall.
Provide mentoring to LAN Administrator and assist LAN Administrator when they are not available or when there is an overflow of requests.
Maintain office file and application servers (physical and virtual), Hyper-V, Active Directory, Exchange, MS SQL, and Windows HPC cluster.
Position’s roles & interactions:
This position will interact heavily with Internal staff in Admin, IT, Mgmt., and Research areas. Also, this position will occasionally interact with Gov’t and Industry customers of the Center. Our customers include: NASA, DoD, and Industry working in various Energetics fields. We are a small office, this position will have lead responsibility for all aspects of assigned projects. Supervision assistance will include reviewing defined project scope, goals, user requirements, testing and user training procedures/documentation. This position will require someone who can work without daily supervision. Status of each project will be reviewed with the supervisor once each week.
Specific systems, applications, projects for which the position is responsible:
This position will be developing application modules which will be deployed on Drupal 7/8 and WordPress portal websites. The applications vary. Examples include:
Customer Verification Process and Administration; an application process for potential customers to request user accounts on the portal websites. Each customer must meet specific criteria before receiving an account because some data stored on the portal is restricted (i.e. Not Publicly Releasable). Admin staff must be able to view status of each request and manage the request as needed to work it through the verification process.
Subscription Management portal application; used by admin staff to administrate subscriptions to online content that customers will access in the Portal. Will also have an ecommerce component to allow customers to purchase renewable subscriptions (annually).
Customer Management portal application; user by admin staff to administrate customer portal accounts.
Minimum of BS in Computer Science or Information Systems.
5 years related experience in server support and familiarity with diverse Operating Systems; experience with commonly used productivity software products (MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite); experience with MS Visual Studio and other development suites; ability to work independently in a complex environment with minimal supervision; excellent communication skills. Experience mentoring junior IT staff.
6+ years of experience preferred.
Industry certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and other vendors are desirable.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities
Familiarity with project management and systems analysis & design.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Familiar with DoD, NASA, and University computer policies and procedures.
Knowledge/Experience with DoD, NASA, or University computer policies and procedures.
Other knowledge/experience that would be helpful:
Microsoft IIS server
MS Exchange 2016 Server
Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Access VB programming
Standing: Short periods of time.
Walking: Often; navigation and egress around office suite areas and in narrow areas for setting computer equipment.
Sitting: On average about ½ a work day
Keyboarding: Write support documentation, memos, email, researching on the Internet.
Lifting: Some heavy lifting (up to 40 pounds) of computer equipment.
Reaching: Retrieve or move computer and other equipment. Requires safe and proper use of elevation devices (step ladders and stools).
Permanent employment is contingent upon obtaining a U.S. Government personal security clearance consistent with ERG contractual and industrial security requirements.
Some travel required.
Internal Number: 2038-en_US
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