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Administrative Application Developer

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Administrative Assistants


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Position Description
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Department of Information Technology is seeking an Administrative Application Developer responsible for supporting the School's internal financial management system, known as Wasabi.

The Administrative Application Developer will join the Web and Application Development team, which consists of 9 dedicated and talented IT professionals striving to build a teamwork foundation of collaboration, respect, and creativity. The team's portfolio includes a variety of cloud hosted applications such as a multi-tenant content management system, Intranet, 2 Salesforce CRM organizations, student information system, science laboratory inventory system, and several other web applications that support the School's academic, research, and administrative computing needs.

The successful candidate, along with a peer developer, will be responsible for the development and maintenance of Wasabi. They will also assist with product management in defining features and requirements, optimizing and improving existing processes and code, developing appropriate testing strategies, and providing end user training and support.

An ideal Administrative Applications Developer will have hands-on experience with the entire software development life cycle and be skilled in .NET software development best practices, quality assurance, and unit testing automation. They must also be a fast learner and will play a key role on the product development team, employing Agile development techniques.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and develop software applications using Microsoft technologies, frameworks, and tools
  • Interact with and support customers (staff, faculty, and students)
  • Collaborate with business users on business analysis activities to identify opportunities for improvements by creating requirements, help prioritizing work and proposing practical technical solutions to solve business problems
  • Create and deliver basic training sessions to customers
  • Interact and collaborate with vendors on larger upgrades and improvement projects
  • Collaborate with teammates, SPH IT staff and central Harvard staff on system integrations and cloud infrastructure
  • Test, provide quality assurance, troubleshoot, and create documentation (technical and customer-facing) for Wasabi
  • Use AGILE and DevOps practices
  • Collaborate with other team members through code reviews, knowledge sharing, and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

PLEASE NOTE: This is a hybrid position and this position will be based in Boston, MA.  Additional detail pertaining to this position will be discussed during the interview process.  All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California (exempt staff only), Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington).

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a software developer, with ideally a focus on Microsoft technologies strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years of software development experience preferred or similar experience
  • Prior experience working in higher education, financial systems, HR IS, a plus but not required
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as C#, .NET, ASP.NET, and related frameworks
  • Experience with Microsoft development tools, including Visual Studio and Azure DevOps
  • Familiarity with databases and SQL, particularly Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with cloud technologies and services, especially Microsoft Azure, is a plus
  • Certifications related to Microsoft technologies and programming are advantageous
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working  effectively in a collaborative team environment, as well as independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Minimum two years' additional post-secondary education or relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor

The following cultural competencies are also preferred:

  • Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity

Certificates and Licenses

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Additional Information
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
  • This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.


The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function
Information Technology

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
I0757P Applications Professional III

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Information Technology


Time Status

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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