University of Massachusetts Medical School

Web Developer I I I

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 8 months ago(7/24/2017 9:17 AM)
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Exempt/Non-Exempt Status



This person functions in all phases of Web application development including the analysis of user needs, software and database design, review, programming and implementation of web-based information.  Similarly, enhances and supports existing systems, including upgrades, conversions, problem resolution and adapting existing applications/databases to new Web technology.  Communicates well with the user through all phases of development and support.  Performs duties in a manner consistent with a complex, diverse, dynamic hardware and software environment that serves a complex medical/education community.



  • Works as part of a team with the user and/or vendors to articulate and document user application needs. 
  • Assists in the design, development, implementation, integration, production support, and continuous enhancement of web-based applications to insure reliable, integrated, secure information repository and delivery in a distributed environment.
  • Assists in the functional analysis and technical design of data into a new or existing data repository (flat, single or multilevel indexed, relational, local or distributed database) that is reliable, integrated, secure, Web-enabled, meets performance criteria, and is appropriate to support the Web-based application.
  • Provides end user training and support of developed applications.  Assists in developing and maintaining proper technical and user documentation for each system in a consistent and structured manner.
  • Insures quality control through testing and debugging software for accuracy, completeness, and system integrity.  Develops procedures to assure the smooth transition of new systems and enhancements into operational status.
  • Independently seeks the advice of director and proactively coordinates project/staff activities with Information Services Department staff and vendors.
  • Interacts effectively (verbally, written, etc.) with users through various phases of design, implementation and maintenance to ensure the delivery and use of application consistent with agreed upon project goals.
  • Assists in performing technical services necessary to support the continuous delivery of service including:  application enhancement, project tracking, development of software development utilities and application development procedures and the like.
  • Continues development of skills and expertise in present and emerging Internet technologies by participating in formal training when possible and by independent self-teaching and tutorials.
  • Helps define, acts in accordance and in coordination with IT standards as determined by IS
  • Acts as project coordinator on assigned projects..
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent.
  • Three years demonstrated progressive experience in developing, enhancing and supporting departmental applications in a networked, multi-vendor diverse-platform environment.  Expertise in all phases; analysis, application design, data design, programming, testing, installing, maintenance, documenting, user training.
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in presentation to diverse audience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication competence.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, with ability to work well with people of all levels of expertise and comfort in varied organizational relationships.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Near visual acuity.  Work sedentary.  Manual dexterity.
  • Two years demonstrated progressive experience in web-based application development
    • Experience with application development environments and languages including but not limited to:
      • HTML, PHP, CSS and JavaScript
      • C, C++, JAVA
      • PERL

Additional Information

Additional operating systems and languages required:

      • HTML, PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript,
      • D3.js, Node.js, Cytoscape.js
      • mySQL, postgreSQL, mongoDB
      • PERL, Python, Bash scripting services
      • Docker, Travis
      • Amazon (EC2, S3) and Google Cloud
      • Unix, Linux
  • Experience with the performance-side of browser rendering when dealing with large volumes of data



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