Responsible for the portfolio of web applications used by IBBR for administrative and research purposes. This position reports to IBBR’s Director of IT and will work with him and other IT staff in developing IBBR’s technology strategy. IBBR supports ~30 applications which are currently mostly built on Drupal and serve as IBBR’s in house ERP. A major first project has just begun to rebuild these applications in Laravel. IBBR’s existing portfolio has served us well and is built largely on Drupal 6 and then Drupal 7 but we are feeling the growing pains of building on top of Drupal and are ready to find a new way forward with a redesign of our architecture. While we need to preserve data from the existing site, you will have an open canvas upon which to design the next iteration of the IBBR web portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity to get to set your own vision and bring it to life. Good ideas hold up to scrutiny so we want someone who will help us challenge our ideas but then support each other as we move forward in the decided direction. We want to build web applications that will streamline workflows and make life better for our faculty and staff and we want to be a model to other campus departments in developing great web tools.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science plus 1-3 years experience OR equivalent combination of relevant experience. Demonstrated experience with at least one modern web development framework (e.g., .NET, Spring, Laravel, Django, etc). Experience with HTML/CSS. Ability to work with customers, gather requirements, plan workloads, manage time, and gather feedback for improvement. Ability to translate technical concepts into language for non-technical people and likewise to listen and ask questions in order to find the best solutions to the problems people bring us.
Some experience with a modern front end JS framework (e.g. React, Angular, Vue, etc) is very helpful.
Research center environment and general office/laboratory/computer facilities. May be required to travel to IBBR facilities and affiliates in the Washington/Baltimore area. Occasional lifting of computer and related equipment may be required. Usual boilerplate.
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