Applications Developer III

Applications Developer III


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh,  NC 27603 


Depends on Qualifications


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Closes: Monday, May 31, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Reports to

Manager of Web Services

Employment Type

Full-Time Annual

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

Associate's Degree
Five years of web development experience using multiple object-oriented programming languages
Five years of experience writing complex SQL statements in one or more relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server)
Three years' experience performing development and integration tasks in both Windows and Linux development environments

 Two years' experience functioning as a technical lead in a dynamic application development team

Preferred Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field
Three or more years' experience as a technical lead in supporting software applications in Higher Education
Three years of web development experience working with LAMP stack
Three years of experience with web development in the Windows environment (ASP.NET)
Two years' experience creating electronic forms and automated workflows.
Two years' experience in SharePoint administration and development.
ITIL Foundation Certification, PMP, ISO and/or Six Sigma certification

Position Description

Position Description

This position is the senior developer and serves as a team leader in the design, development, and maintenance of complex software applications. This position provides a senior role in business analysis and the gathering/development of requirements, independently converting requirements into technical specifications used to code/develop automated work flows using one or more programming languages. This position provides leadership to other Application Developers in troubleshooting legacy web-based applications as well as adjacent systems and provides guidance for adhering to internal processes for developing programming, quality assurance and documentation standards.

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

*Responsible for identifying the most complex business requirements from college stakeholders and translating them into workflows and specifications for creating automated solutions.
*Provides leadership to all Application Developers for the web/application development methodologies used to support the college's critical software applications by serving as a point-of-reference for business requirement-gathering procedures, technical specifications, coding methods, quality assurance and documentation
*Serves in a leadership capacity in working closely with IT analysts, project stakeholders and support personnel to develop complete specifications and application workflows for development of new software applications or modifications to existing software applications by using business/technical knowledge and experience to keep project team members focused on technical solutions that are efficient, cost-effective and realistic
*Responsible for coding in multiple programming languages with advanced, complex algorithms with a focus on efficiency, reusability, and security
*Serves as the leader in the design and development of strategies in which third-party APIs are utilized, implementing web services, consuming data from Representational State Transfer (RESTful) and/or Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) based HTTPS endpoints
*Oversees work performed by System Administrators in installing, configuring and testing servers in Windows, UNIX or Linux operating system environments 
*Oversees implementation and support of data integrity and security processes for supported applications including managing and monitoring of critical services

*Responds to emergency situations as needed, during and after normal business hours, to identify, assess and mitigate critical operational issues

Serves as the technical lead in database programming and administration tasks
Serves as technical lead in Windows/Unix/Linux systems programming and administrative tasks
Provides project management expertise in supporting all facets of the software development life cycle
Provides leadership in writing of comprehensive detailed documentation in support of College systems and applications for technical support personnel and end-users by both developing technical writing requirements and being a point-of-reference to others when necessary
Provides leadership in defining, conducting and monitoring of system quality assurance procedures
Provides oversight for maintaining revision controls for all supported software applications
Researches and stays current of security threats and vulnerabilities and provides leadership in determining and executing mitigation strategies
Provides leadership and guidance in an informal mentoring role of other Application Developer I & II personnel when necessary

Completes an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Documented ability to program at an advanced level in two or more object oriented programming languages (C#, JAVA, etc.)
Documented ability to program in two or more scripting languages (PHP, ASP.NET, JavaScript, etc.)
Demonstrable understanding of relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server) with the ability to write and support complex queries, functions, and stored procedures
Advanced knowledge of web application technology interoperability (OS, database, network, etc.)
Advanced knowledge of multiple web/application development methodology (Agile, SCRUM, RAD, SDLC, Waterfall)
Demonstrable understanding of complex data structures and concepts (recursion, sort/search algorithms), and how to apply them to practical design and programming solutions
Practical experience of project management methodology with proven ability to multi-task within tight timelines, budget constraints and client high expectations
Must be customer-service-oriented and work effectively as part of a team as well as independently
Ability to clearly and concisely write complex technical documentation with consideration to the technical understanding of the intended audience.
Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing to all levels of the organization

How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply online through the following link: Applications Developer III

Job Post Contact

Human Resources