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Applications Developer I

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 507517
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Computer Science / Information Technology, Office / Clerical, Agronomy
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for an Applications Developer to manage existing databases and web servers that disseminate critical Kansas Mesonet/Office of the State Climatologist weather data. They will focus on maintaining, developing and designing additional tools utilizing this data. Selected candidate will also consult with team/user groups to increase applications of the data, implement research, quality control/assure data and support metadata. Receptiveness to feedback improving products and thorough documentation of code is vital to the position. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and have a strong commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace. Selected candidate must also flourish in a team environment.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science or related field is preferred. Degree/minor or training in atmospheric science, agriculture, or other applied science is also applicable. Graphic and interface design skills, accessible design, SVG, NCL, JavaScript Toolkits, AJAX, JSON.

    -Experience with Python, PHP, MySQL,  JavaScript, HTML, CSS languages, Linux server management/support, databases, virtual private networks, security, and mobile web optimization.
    -Candidates should have strong communications skills and be able to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously.
    -Candidate will be working with existing code and web sites and will be expected to work in a group that would include research and outreach faculty, data managers and hardware technicians as well as be expected to manage undergraduate programmers.
    -Ability to speak, write, and understand English.

  • Physical requirements - Sitting for extensive periods of time.
    -Equipment consists of web and database servers, hardware.
    -Must be able to operate a keyboard.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest, resume and contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$45,000 - $50,000 Salary commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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