UW Madison

IS Systems Development Services Specialist (Developer) 
Job Announcement Code(s): 14-03690



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Full Time (40 hrs/week)


Starting pay is between $59,633 and $91,504 per year depending upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule and pay range (07-33) and has a twelve-month probationary period.


Bradley Molzahn, HR Asst Adv, 608-262-0596,

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Applications must be received by August 27, 2014.


The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) provides information technology services to UW-Madison, all UW campuses, and the UW System and other agencies, employing approximately 800 people and operating with a budget of $100 million. Join our network of world-class IT professionals, while enjoying the collaborative and vibrant campus setting of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. For more information, please see our website: This position is located within Application Development & Integrationís Internal Application group.

Job Duties:   This position will assume a lead role in the development and enhancement of web-based applications and systems employing the use of complex, emerging technology. Object oriented programming using PHP, .Net, and/or Java will be required. This position will consult with other technical staff during the functional design of applications and will provide technical leadership to other IT professionals during the technical design and program development phases. The design solutions will likely include cross platform integration using vendor packages, web services, custom applications and database design.

The scope of this position includes design, development, and implementation services provided to other groups and service teams within DoIT. This position consults with internal customers to identify new applications and also works with other DoIT staff to take advantage of centralized applications (portals, LDAP, AD) and integration tools (WS, REST, SOAP) when implementing these applications.

Typical duties of this position include: participate in the analysis of customer's business requirements and high-level functional design of systems; independently develop technical designs; perform complex programming activities; and troubleshoot/debug production system problems. This position is also responsible for directing and coordinating efforts of other IS professional staff. The position provides technical expertise and administration direction to the development of new systems and to the maintenance and support of operational systems.

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Special Notes:   A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to an offer of hire. For UW-Madison Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see or call the Dean of Students office at (608) 263-5700 for a paper copy.

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Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Excellent business and transaction processing skills; Strong analytical skills; Problem-solving skills; Planning and organization/Project Management Skills. Leadership Skills; Teamwork and Issue resolution skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Knowledge of: information processing methodologies, process analysis and design techniques, client/server and web-based programming, advanced testing techniques; solid understanding of information technology; Knowledge of: Oracle or other relational databases and SQL, PHP, .NET, and/or Java programming, responsive Web/Mobile Web development, JavaScript and popular JavaScript frameworks (i.e. jQuery), web application development frameworks such as Eclipse and Jdeveloper, SOA concepts and web services development, HTML5/CSS 2 and 3, Internet clients/servers/protocols; developing, implementing, and/or managing large, complex operational systems; business process and design; application, network and database security best practices.

How to Apply:   Apply online!
If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click “Apply Now”. You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a current resume and letter of interest listing your qualifications relative to the requirements of the position and then complete the exam (by clicking “View Exam Options” and then “Take Exam”).

Applications must be received by August 27, 2014. Materials will be reviewed and qualified applicants will move forward in the hiring process. If you have questions or any problems with the exam, please call Bradley at (608) 262-0596.