The University of Iowa: Web Applications Developer

Posted by | December 11, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Iowa City, IA


We’re looking for someone with at least 3 years experience developing secure web applications.  This person will assist us in building a focused portfolio of administrative web applications supporting the research enterprise. The ideal candidate will be willing to take on a leadership role, and will have a passion for good design, both visual and technical.
Skills Required:
  • Experience with multiple web technologies and languages (Ruby, PHP, Ajax, Python, Java, .NET).
  • A proven track record of successfully delivering web applications through the full development lifecycle.
  • Experience with software development best practices such as source code control, issue tracking, prototyping, testing, etc.
  • Strong object oriented analysis, design and programming experience.
  • Experience with relational database design theory and SQL query languages.
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate across different constituencies, skill levels and personalities.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Skills desired:
  • Ruby on Rails core libraries, design patterns, refactoring and unit testing.
  • Experience with software and database modeling, normalization and performance tuning.
  • Working knowledge of SQL programming, stored procedures and related extensions.
  • Expert level knowledge and experience in application integration.
  • Experience with Agile development practices such as Scrum or XP.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring.
Be prepared to impress us with a sample of your best work.

Who we are:
The University of Iowa, Research Information Systems is the central IT unit under the Office of the VP for Research at the University of Iowa.
Our culture reflects a work-hard play-hard mentality where flip-flops and shorts are considered business casual. Our office is located on The University of Iowa main campus overlooking the beautiful Iowa River and is a five-minute walk from downtown Iowa City.
Don’t be deterred by stereotypes of Iowa living. Iowa City offers all of the cultural benefits of a large metropolitan city, coupled with a vibrant college campus and a 10 minute commute.
Salary: Commensurate
The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply: More information and application instructions can be found at

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