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Application Developer, Lead - Technical

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Job Duties

Responsibilities include the following:

Provide administrative support to the Digital Learning Environments team including:

•    Supervise graduate and undergraduate student assistants.
•    Respond in a timely and professional manner to requests for information.
•    Plan and participate in work-related community events.
•    Advise the Assistant Director, Digital Learning Environments on trends and research related to new learning technologies and application development.
•    Represent the Digital Learning Environments team on committees and participate in relevant meetings, working groups, workshops, conferences, and communities.

Participate in all phases of software development life cycle including:

Requirement’s analysis
•    Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives through research and fact-finding.   Includes analysis and documentation of teaching and learning processes and functional requirements.  Consults with department experts as it relates to the teaching and learning implications of the application. Assesses and determines impact of the technology to the teaching and learning environment.

Design development
•    Translates functional requirements and prepares detailed specifications from which applications will be written.   Work products may include feasibility studies, white papers, time/cost estimates, etc. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation.

•    Confers with stakeholders and customers to create and implement deployment plans. Advises on best practices for deploying applications. Assists and advises on end-user training.

•    Responds to customer reports of problems, system performance anomalies, and /or general inquiries. Performs troubleshooting and design, programming, testing, and debugging of application patches/fixes.      
•    Serve as a project lead: Makes decisions on projects in consultation with leadership and assigns project tasks. Confers with and advises on policy and procedure, internal business processes, priorities, and problems.
•    Serves as a mentor: Responsible for occasionally instructing, directing, training, and advising full-time associate and intermediate-level developers. Responsible for instructing, directing, training, and advising graduate and undergraduate student workers.

Engage with the higher education community and business partners.
•    Research and recommend new technologies and strategies.
•    Attend and present at professional conferences, webinars, and workshops.
•    Participate in University System of Georgia meetings, task forces, conferences, and constituent groups to promote GSU learning technology interests.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s in computer science or similar field. Masters, preferred.
•    Application development experience that includes  

  • Working with RESTful web services 
  • Working with multiple data sources 
  • Proficiency in at least one back-end programming language, e.g., Java, Node.js, etc. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to communicate on technical and non-technical levels to a variety of audiences. 

Institution Description

Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast. With six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 53,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. A national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing, hundreds of student clubs and organizations, and one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Students, faculty and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance.


Georgia State offers excellent benefits to its faculty and staff. The university has affordable healthcare, dental and a host of voluntary benefits for you and your dependents.

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Application Due Date: 2022-01-31
Job Start Date: 2022-02-01
Salary: $0 - $90000
City: Atlanta
State/Province/Region: GA
Institution: Georgia State University
Reports To: Assistant Director, Digital Learning Environments
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Office of the Associate Provost for Online Strategies

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