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UW Information Technology

Student developer

Academic and Collaborative Applications, a unit within UW-IT, advances teaching, learning and research by:

  • Investigating computing trends, identifying user needs and creating technology solutions.
  • Implementing and integrating UW online tools, open source and vendor solutions and cloud services.
  • Delivering applications that include online course delivery tools, research technologies, email and calendaring solutions, Web publishing, and collaboration tools

You will be responsible for assisting in maintenance of UW-IT operated applications, helping develop new features and fix bugs for websites and applications both on the front- and back-end. This position is a great opportunity to build on skills you have learned in classes.

What you will do:

  • Develop new features for web applications and design and implement RESTful web APIs
  • Write performant and maintainable HTML/CSS/JavaScript code for web
  • Participate in all aspects of development including design, writing code, code review, unit-testing and fixing bugs
  • Work both independently and collaboratively to deliver functionality
  • Assist with automation of deployments to cloud-based infrastructure
  • Support web content authors
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned

What you need to succeed:

  • Must be a matriculated UW student
  • Must be available to work at least Summer Quarter 2016 through Winter Quarter 2017
  • Must have experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and be able to provide examples
  • Experience with interpreted programming languages, such as Python
  • An understanding of web standards and how to design pages within those standards
  • Experience with server-side and/or client-side web programming and database concepts
  • Experience in JavaScript libraries such as jQuery a plus
  • Experience programming iOS or Android apps a plus
  • Excitement and desire to learn new languages and programming concepts

To be a successful contributor, Student Developers are expected to work a MINIMUM of 12 hours per week — preferably more as your schedule permits — up to 19.5 hours per week. Work hours can be flexible, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.