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Full Stack Web Application Developer (7300U) 37136
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 25, 2022
Title Full Stack Web Application Developer (7300U) 37136
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Full Stack Web Application Developer (7300U) 37136

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Our award winning team is seeking a full stack developer for the Web and Digital Solutions group at University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR). This role involves a full range of online application development to advance the goals of UDAR and campus-wide development partners. This includes online giving applications, alumni engagement web services, CMS (wagtail) and mobile development, and enterprise email marketing applications. The candidate writes standards-compliant code using industry best practices with particular focus on the following programming languages: Python, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Bash, YAML. This role employs SDLC best practices from design-to-production including quality assurance, maintenance and documentation of applications.

Position Overview

Experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field; independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems / issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.

Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced software professional with a full understanding of industry practices, community standards and relevant policies and procedures to medium-sized projects or portions of large projects with moderate scope and complexity. Resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates competency in selecting tools, methods and techniques to obtain results.

Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Uses well-established applications programming concepts to develop complex web applications, deploy and maintain web properties in support of Marketing Communications, Annual Giving, Gift Planning, External Relations, and Donor Stewardship as well as support for the schools, colleges and campus development offices. This includes web applications such as Give to Berkeley, Salesforce Marketing Cloud client applications and the @Cal Alumni Network. May also consult on the development of other campus web applications and perform other duties as assigned.

This position will extend, maintain and support data driven web applications written in Python/Django. Works from existing Postgres databases, REST APIs and Redis message queues to ensure accurate and efficient handling of data. As needs arise, extends, maintains and supports the web application front-end written in Django forms (Python/HTML), Javascript and CSS. The developer will commit code in Git, deploy it via CI/CD scripted process to a Linux/Apache hosted environment.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 22, 2022


Applies application and system architecture concepts to design, develop, modify, debug and evaluate complex web applications. This includes system implementation plans, coding, unit testing, use of design patterns, upgrades and conversion, and system performance.
  • Develop websites and applications that meet UCB security and accessibility standards
  • Analyze requirements, formulate solutions, and ensure the successful execution and delivery of the end product
  • Follow defined continuous integration and deployment (i.e. CI/CD) strategies
  • Develop offline and/or asynchronous code in Python
  • Analyze and manipulate data in Python
  • Browser compatibility testing across multiple operating systems
  • Performs security updates, troubleshoots systems and performs application maintenance
  • Develops functional specifications and system implementation plans
  • Develop application code interacts with thirdparty vendors and APIs
  • Completes assigned tasks in an issue tracking system.
  • Properly documents solution(s) implemented
  • Monitor industry trends, technologies, standards and research, recommend, and apply new technologies as necessary
  • Communicate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely, especially to non-technical personnel

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrable Python development experience, Django a plus
  • Demonstrable experience writing clean, original Javascript code, not copy and modify
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Sass, responsive theme development
  • Demonstrated Experience with Dev-Ops and QA automation tools and development
  • Familiarity with the design, development, and optimization of relational database (Postgres) applications
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex applications, working with AJAX, fetch and REST APIs
  • Applied knowledge of WCAG/W3C/508 Compliance standards
  • Demonstrated experience working with Git and/or software repository skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot code/environment issues to resolve incidents
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization
  • Familiarity with single-sign on processes; OAuth2 and/or CAS experience a plus
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with cloud architecture/environments (cloudflare, GCP)
  • Experience with Python data analysis and manipulation, Pandas a plus

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Hiring range is $85,000 - $100,000/annually, commensurate with experience.

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

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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