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Applications Developer I

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 514589
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Applications Developer I offers the opportunity to work with both a seasoned team of IT professionals and student developers. The Housing and Dining Services (HDS) IT Team serves a large, diverse department that provides high quality services to strengthen the student experience at Kansas State University. The position will participate in establishing goals and strategies for the HDS web-based application offerings and to interact with other service oriented, passionate professionals.  Work projects provide opportunities to apply honed technical skills and apply creative, viable solutions while interacting with a diverse customer base. 

Duties and responsibilities include:

Application Support

  • Assist with the administration and support of web and client applications in a distributed multi-server environment.
  • Monitor web-based application for problems, outdated information and adherence to standards. Provide reports to management. 
  • Recommend site enhancements and identifies solutions to problems.
  • Evaluate new project requests. Design, build, code test and deploy the applications. Maintain existing applications.
  • Implement best coding practices and mentor student programming staff to understand current software design patterns coding guidelines.

Customer Support

  • Serve as a contact person regarding use of departmental web-based applications, answer questions, and diagnose and resolve customer problems. 
  • Educate customers on issues related to the departmental web-based applications including accessibility and other site standards, current and new web technologies.
  • Develop methods to facilitate web-based application maintenance for customers. 
  • Develop online and printed documentation for the departmental web-based application offerings.
  • Serve as a customer advocate in planning processes.
  • Work with the HDS Helpdesk (ResNet)or/and K-State IT helpdesk to track customer problems and resolutions, and to measure customer satisfaction.

Team Development

  • Assist in mentoring, training, hiring and evaluating a multi-person web development team comprised of hourly student staff.
  • Participate in preparing goals and coordinate strategies for developing and supporting HDS web-based applications.
  • Makes measurable contributions to software development efforts. 

Enterprise Security

  • Provide innovative suggestions to improve existing processes or implement new security measures to improve the security posture of the enterprise.
  • Participates as a team member to implement new or updated security measures.
  • Monitor compliance with information security policies and procedures, referring problems to supervisor.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Be part of an inclusive, team oriented, customer driven work environment. Housing and Dining Services is a group of more than 300 full-time staff committed to creating an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success and personal growth for our K-State Students.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, CIS, business administration or related field
  • 3 years experience as an application developer or web developer
  • Programming experience with PHP, SQL, ASP .NET, XHTML, CSS, XML and with jQuery and JavaScript libraries
  • Experience with relational databases such as MySQL,  SQL Server, Oracle
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in project management, research, planning, development, implementation and support

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit a current resume and cover letter outlining interest and qualifications.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$21.94 - $28.00 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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