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Job offered: Web Application Developer

Type: Full-time
Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Web Application Developer

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Web Application Developer will assist with the ongoing development and maintenance of web applications used to deliver face-to-face, blended and online courses administered by the College of LAS. The developer will work closely with faculty, staff and a team of developers and system administrators. The developer will also work with instructional designers to develop new functionality needed in the LMS to further the learning experience. While working with the LMS Development team on all Learning Management Systems, this position will be the LON-CAPA specialist within the team. As such, this position will be called upon to develop features that fulfill the University’s commitment as a Core Member of the LON-CAPA Academic Consortium as well as features that meet needs specific to the College of LAS.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with learning technologies professionals and staff to design and implement new features that will improve performance, service-manageability, usability, and the overall experience of our face-to face, online and blended learning users.     
  • Customize and extend open source applications.
  • Be involved in development and extension of multiple Learning Management Systems such as Moodle,      LON-CAPA, Coursera and others that may arise.
  • Coordinate with Open Source communities to leverage existing solutions created elsewhere, as well as      share appropriate work created at the College.
  • Develop and maintain custom applications including mobile apps.
  • Leverage existing campus and college resources such as Active Directory, Webtools, reporting APIs and version control software.
  • Ensure appropriate security and accessibility of applications/customizations.
  • Use tools of the team to manage work assignments, track issues, and to record activities.
  • Use and assist with structuring of version control system(s) and change management.
  • Create and maintain documentation for all development. Assist in the development of user manuals when necessary.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or a related field or 4 years of web development experience).
  •  At least two years of experience building web applications
  • Experience with PERL and  SQL
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well within the context of multiple teams and to take direction from senior developers and service managers
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are a must
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Java Script
  • Knowledge of PHP


  • Experience with MySQL
  • Experience utilizing Web Services to consume data
  • Experience creating web sites that work across multiple browsers
  • Web design skills
  • Experience in the development of tools and materials for face-to-face, blended and on-line instruction
  • Experience with source control systems
  • History with Open Source development
  • Experience with mobile web development
  • Awareness of current web standards & trends

Salary and Appointment Information

The Web Application Developer position is a full-time, academic professional position appointed on a 12 month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and resume by August 12, 2013.  Online application requires names and contact information for three professional references.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Delynn Carter, 

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Entry added by Delynn Carter - Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 3:59 AM
Last updated - Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 4:57 AM