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Washington University of St. Louis Application Developer II, Advancement Systems Project - University Advancement - 49976 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of University Advancement. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions


Under minimal supervision, provide cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new, modifying, and supporting existing software applications that are of a complex nature.


  1. Conduct work flow study and analyze business practices.
  2. Document existing processes as they relate to information technology solutions.
  3. Perform application lifecycle activities, including:
  4. Code, monitor, maintain, test, and debug software applications.
  5. Follow established change management processes.
  6. Facilitate code reviews.
  7. Develop test plan development.
  8. Make recommendations for hardware/software solutions.
  9. Provide support:
  10. Create, document, schedule, and support operational activities.
  11. Coordinate with software vendors and external service providers.
  12. Troubleshoot software bugs and provide fixes.
  13. Provide off hours support, as needed.
  14. Leadership:
  15. Provide, cultivate and foster excellent customer service.
  16. Promote adherence to departmental standards.
  17. Act as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as computer science, plus two years of relevant technology experience or an equivalent combination of education & experience.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to quickly and effectively adapt to technologies outside of current experience.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Engaged in continuous improvement of internal processes and procedures.
  • Ability to consult with clients and higher level technicians and analysts to resolve technical problems and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to interact with customers to discuss alternative technical solutions.
  • Ability to work with only minimal supervision.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.
  • Ability to work extra hours and recognize the need to do so.
  • Ability to adjust scheduled time.
  • Ability to adjust to change and demands on time.
  • Significant experience with Microsoft SQL (T-SQL), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
  • Experience with web development technologies (Microsoft ASP.NET Web Forms, JQuery, Javascript, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Five years of relevant technology experience.
  • Prior experience in a higher education technology environment.
  • Experience in a higher education technology environment, particularly experience with Blackbaud, Ellucian, or Salesforce products.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $64,854 - $84,365 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Department Summary

To learn more about careers in University Advancement, please visit http://alumni.wustl.edu/ContactUs/Career_Opportunities/.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Application Developer II, Advancement Systems Project - University Advancement - 49976

Job ID: 49976

Location: Alumni & Development Programs

Full/Part Time: Full-Time