Senior Applications Programmer - Remote

University Of California Office of the President , CA 93648

Posted 2 weeks ago

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The incumbent will report to the UC Online Assistant Director for Technical Development and work closely to support the ongoing strategic initiatives of UC OnIine, and will participate on cross campus initiatives aimed at defining processes, protocols, and technologies in support of cross-campus enrollment, website search, databases and applications utilizing the Salesforce and Mulesoft platform and tools, such as the Cross-Campus Enrollment Management System and Course Operations, and other technical projects. Working closely with the UC Online team related to enrollment operations, program evaluation and reporting, applies advanced software concepts and objectives to medium to large UC Online projects of broad scope and complexity.

Regularly collaborates on designs for technology solutions, resolves highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Selects tools, methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results.



Development: Applies advanced software concepts to plan, design, develop, modify, debug, deploy and evaluate highly complex software running within the UC Online ecosystem of Salesforce, Mulesoft, Jenzabar, Solace event management, and AWS.

Refactors existing application code to meet new and evolving business objectives, ensuring all applications perform as expected. Performs highly complex data analysis and tests / debugs data from campuses (among other data sets), working directly with management. Initiates, analyzes, designs and applies highly complex data sources and manages deployments to Jenzabar registration and Search databases. Applies and enforces complex programming security practices.


Development: Using UC Online's Agile Software Development approach, collaborates with Tech Ops Mgr and QA resource to develop and execute unit tests on all code developed, may perform integration tests and debug campus code issues, and ensure adequate system performance.

Performs or directs highly complex data modeling related to multiple data types (enrollments, courses, UC Online business information), performance and integration testing and builds interfaces for data exchange. Follows source code controls and documents code appropriately. Collaborates on configuration management design and changes.


Operations: Prepares and approves or obtains approval for system and programming documentation for UC Online's CCES Operations Manual and Run Book. Initiates or suggests changes in development and system standards and adheres to documentation standards established by UC Online's Business Analyst and Technical Operations/Project Manager.


Team Mentorship: Understands and applies industry practices, community standards and department policies and procedures in depth.

May serve as technical lead for multiple software development projects of moderate to broad scope. Collaborate with UC Online's Systems Administrator in developing administration components and system monitoring. Enforces project plans.


Attends classes, seminars and conferences that enhance professional expertise and foster managerial competency. Participates in activities that enhance the UC community and support the university mission.

Upholds the organization's Principles of Community and assures that those values are upheld throughout the department. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of secure software development and programming languages to include Java/J2EE, Apex, Python, PHP, Javascript. Advanced knowledge of RESTful web services, PubSub model, and dataflow event management.

  • Highly advanced skills associated with software specification, design, modification, implementation and deployment of large-scale applications running on the Salesforce platform. Database design and implementation.

  • Excellent project leadership and time management skills in Agile/Scrum environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and UC Online use cases, and how UC Online systems can support those needs. Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans.

  • Advanced experience with identification and use of code libraries and APIs (Mulesoft, JQuery, JMS, Bootstrap, Hibernate, Spring) and open-source forums (GIT, SVN, CVS).

  • Advanced experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms using JIRA, Confluence and standard deployment tools.

  • Demonstrated software repository skills.

  • Experience executing complex test plans. Experience with JIRA for issues management and tickets.

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated complex problem- solving skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and minimum five years of experience and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Master's degree in related area preferred.


  • Salesforce Developer Certification


Salary: The recommended salary range is $112,000 - $125,000, commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging


This position can be either fully remote or hybrid.


Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.


The first review date for this job is July 25, 2022. The position will be open until filled.


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Senior Applications Programmer - Remote

University Of California