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ResTech Web Application Developer

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Residential Technology Web Application Developers assist in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of custom web and software-based applications for Residential Technology and other areas of Housing & Residential Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze, design, develop, and implement custom web and software-based applications for Residential Technology and other areas of Housing & Residential Services.
  • Research and evaluate purchased and developed software for potential use within the department.
  • Construct and manage databases and database applications.
  • Support and maintain the Housing & Residential Services Intranet.
  • Abide by and enforce Residential Technology policies and procedures.
  • Arrive promptly for scheduled shifts and complete all assigned responsibilities.
  • Be knowledgeable about university/department policies and current concerns.
  • Check any messages from previous staff shifts, office email communication, posted announcements / information; complete tasks related to documentation for any newly developed applications and procedures.
  • Notify department management staff and, when necessary, the University Police, of any emergency situation, potential hazardous situation or to request personal assistance as needed. Complete documentation of events and appear at Judicial Office hearings or other legal proceedings related to on-the-job incidents when the staff member is a witness to a situation warranting formal disciplinary follow-up.
  • Assist in emergency situations as directed. Student staffs are never expected to put themselves into a potentially dangerous situation in the course of their assigned duties.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding Housing & Residential Services business and any information or situations which may violate a student’s privacy. This may include incidents in which you are involved or about which you have been informed including: roster information, names of residents, unlisted phone numbers, staff activities, judicial actions, crisis management plans, and police interaction.
  • Attend and participate in training sessions and team meetings.
  • Maintain accurate payroll records and sign time sheets to meet established deadlines.
  • Abide by, and support, all policies, procedures, and missions of Housing & Residential Services, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and Northern Illinois University. Actions that could be perceived as undermining the department, division, or university are cause for appropriate work related disciplinary sanctions, up to and including immediate termination.

Position Requirements

  • Must be a student at NIU enrolled for at least 6 credit hours
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average
  • Available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Have experience with PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Have experience with Windows, Unix
  • Have exceptional teamwork skills
  • Have exceptional communication skills
  • Have problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Have ability to learn fast and pick up new skills quickly
  • Be self-directed with excellent time management skills
  • Must be in good standing with the Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct
  • Must successfully pass an Illinois State security background check
  • Available to work throughout the year, including semester breaks

Recommended Skills

  • Experience with the following frameworks, languages, and design patterns: AngularJS, jQuery, Bootstrap, REST APIs, AJAX, JSON, Java, object-oriented design
  • Experience developing web-based applications
  • Experience working in a Unix environment
  • Experience working with Git or Subversion revision control systems
  • Experience in systems analysis and design
  • Familiarity with W3C recommended web standards
  • Familiarity with macOS and iOS
  • Programming Languages: XML/XHTML, .NET, ActionScript, AJAX, C++/C#, Java
  • Experience developing web-based applications
  • Experience working in a Linux server environment
  • Experience working under a content management system
  • Experience in systems analysis and design
  • Familiarity with Web Standards (W3C)

Starting Pay Rate

$11.25 per hour


You can apply online for this position. Please answer all of the following questions to the best of your knowledge.

Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University afford equal treatment regardless of political views or affiliation, and sexual orientation. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

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