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Assistant Software Developer

Columbia College

Assistant Software Developer

  • 533141
  • Morningside
  • Columbia College
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 10 2023
  • Grade 11
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $61,500 - $70,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Assistant Software Developer develops and maintains web applications and systems for Columbia College Information Technology (CCIT).


  • Develops feature enhancements, bug fixes and upgrades for web applications in support of the College's administrative departments.
  • Engages in unit, integration, and acceptance testing of web applications.
  • Provides client-facing support in response to requests related to web applications.
  • Assesses and troubleshoots issues, and communicates status with clients and management.
  • Develops technical documentation and end user documentation for web applications developed and systems supporting applications developed.
  • Perform other related duties, assignments, and/or special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience required. 
  • Software development experience in a professional setting required.

    **Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed.**

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field preferred.
  • Experience in PHP strongly preferred.
  • Experience with web application frameworks (like Symfony, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, or Django).
  • Experience with frontend JavaScript development and JavaScript frameworks (like Vue.js, React, Angular, or Ember).
  • Proven excellence in web application development and problem-solving.
  • Proven focus on in-depth information security practices.
  • The ability to work with a high degree of independence and accountability as a member of a cohesive team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and client service skills.
  • Willingness to learn new development and testing tools.
  • Enthusiasm for applications in a higher education setting desired.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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