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Web Application Developer

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Web Developer

Job Description

The Office of Research and Innovation's Electronic Research Administration (ERA) team is searching for a Software Developer who is an expert in PHP and Java EE, to work closely with diverse development teams to develop enterprise, web-based software solutions. This position will be responsible for maintaining, designing, developing, and testing web-based software products, including multi-page applications (MPA) and browser-side single-page applications (SPA). This will include developing software in both the backend and front-end of each product, including databases, web services, and various front-end technologies. In addition, this position will be responsible for integrating products with a diverse set of existing enterprise information systems (EIS), databases (SQL and other non-SQL), and other data sources by sending and receiving data via web services, messaging, and direct access.

The position is based in Blacksburg, VA and is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement with an expectation of a weekly onsite presence in office. Specific details of that arrangement to be confirmed upon hire.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in computer science or related field with progressive development experience or bachelor's degree with significant professional experience developing software using the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack as well as modern Java EE (EE 7+) or other Java-based web application development frameworks (e.g. Spring Framework, JBoss Seam)
  • Demonstrated experience designing and developing enterprise level web applications and services
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of programming languages to include PHP, Python, Java
  • Extensive professional experience developing rich user interfaces in the browser using frameworks such as React and Angular, as well as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Extensive experience in test-driven development practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database design; working knowledge of SQL databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle
  • Demonstrated ability in planning, communicating, and achieving development goals
  • Ability to comprehend, maintain, and enhance large software products despite the original code author not being on the team
  • Experience working on project teams that utilize Scrum as their Agile approach to software development;
  • Strong skills in open and proactive communication, self-motivation, creativity, and problem-solving, all while working across multidisciplinary teams or independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant professional experience developing and testing software using the LAMP stack and Java EE for web application development;
  • Experience with enterprise integration strategies and system integration protocols (e.g. REST/SOAP web services, messaging, and direct SQL/LDAP) that enable high-data throughput between systems in various data formats;
  • Experience with Integrated Development Environments (e.g. Intellij)
  • Experience with Gitlab CI/CD pipelines;
  • Experience with AWS cloud computing platform (S3, Lambda, CloudFront, IAM, SNS, SQS, CloudWatch, etc.);
  • Working knowledge of application configuration and deployment of PHP applications in Apache httpd and deployment of Java EE applications in Wildfly (e.g. JBoss AS 7+);

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Starting at $95,000; commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 15, 2024

Additional Information

The position is based in Blacksburg, VA and is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement with an expectation of a weekly onsite presence in office. Specific details of that arrangement to be confirmed upon hire.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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