Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 305847
The Polis Center is looking for an experienced developer to join our information technology team in providing open access to actionable data and research used by nonprofits, community-based organizations, government, and academics for community good.
The Polis Center is an applied research center at IUPUI in the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Polis makes data actionable for improving community health, equity, and resilience. We build and use information technology and geographically precise data across a variety of domains and sectors to identify and address our community's most pressing challenges. We are a convener and connector, collaborating with community and academic partners to translate data and research into action. We build capacity in nonprofits, community-based organizations, government, and researchers to use these resources effectively for community good.
Responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of both front-end and back-end technologies used in the deployment of the SAVI Community Information System and related products.
Works closely with clients, front-end graphic designers as well as back-end data analysts and database administrators.
Applies skills in code maintenance, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline strategies, testing, beta-to-production deployment strategies, and microservices to develop information technology products used by community and university partners.
Participates in requirements discovery to ensure optimum functionality, performance, accessibility, scalability, and security of websites and web applications
Designs and deploys front-end websites in an IIS, .net framework and Golang/Kubernetes framework
Integrates data and user input through REST and other API protocols
Produces visualizations using tools such as ESRI ArcGIS APIs, Leaflet, Google Map APIs and D3.js custom visualizations
Collaborates with data team to develop performant data models and caching strategies
Collaborates with the Systems Engineering Leader to tune microservices environment
Develops high-performing websites and web applications, including building and implementing back-end (APIs, databases) and front end (interfaces, web-based tools) solutions.
Consults with stakeholders and/or web administrator to review existing websites/webpages; develops new functionality and/or codes necessary web changes.
Develops data structures, web tools and programs while taking into consideration multi-browser and mobile compatibility and performance.
Documents website and web application development efforts (changes, new functionality, issue/problem resolution).
Tests website and web application performance and functionality, performs quality assurance checks, and fixes bugs accordingly.
Acts as a liaison between design/creative teams and stakeholders to ensure optimum functionality, performance, accessibility, scalability, and security of websites and web applications.
Ensures that all protocols used in the development and maintenance of websites are up to date and compliant with university policies and standards; researches and stays up-to-date on new industry web standards, emerging media technology, UX/UI design/philosophy, and accessibility standards.
Bachelor's degree (preferably in Computer Science or related field)
2 years of full stack web development or related experience
3 years of experience designing, developing, and maintaining web-based computer applications
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Ability to audit and perform updates to developed code systems and projects
Ability to contribute to related file repositories and communicate with peers to ensure project success
Strong understanding of related policy and standards
Strong ability to read and write code in HTML,CSS, JS
Ability to work on developed common JS frameworks and consult on UX related projects
Ability to integrate advanced protocol interfaces (API)
Strong ability to code in logical dynamic language
Ability to write complex relational database schema
Ability to audit and develop systems of applications
Demonstrates experience in Microsoft .NET framework, Visual studio IDE, vue.js, MVC development architecture.
Demonstrates experience in working with third party vendor APIs like Google API, ArcGIS and d3.js libraries
Familiarity with a DevOps environment using GitHub, Kubernetes and Docker or related container platform
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
$70,000- $80,000 annually
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.