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Applications Programmer 2 (7299U) Job 61833 - College of Environmental Design (CED)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Applications Programmer 2 (7299U) Job 61833 - College of Environmental Design (CED)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department College of Environmental Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

Applications Programmer 2 (7299U) Job 61833 - College of Environmental Design (CED)

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.

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Departmental Overview

The College of Environmental Design (CED) operates four academic departments, conferring both undergraduate and graduate degrees in each: Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, and the Institute for Urban and Regional Development. CED has 55 full-time and 45 part-time teaching faculty, 50 career staff, and over 1,200 students. The operations of the College are financed with state funds, gifts and endowments, and other revenue sources.

The Infrastructure and Information Technology (IIT) team in the College of Environmental Design (CED) is seeking an experienced Applications Programmer to research, design, develop, write, modify, test, debug, troubleshoot, and maintain desktop / web applications, as well as connected databases and integrations with other systems, processes, or content.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 12/1/1/23 - Open Until Filled


25% - Play an active role on the team that will upgrade an existing Microsoft Access / SQL application and migrate it to a modern, web-based platform.

10% - Maintain the current, production version of the application and its data. Periodically import data sets to support business needs.

10% ANALYZE - Analyze existing software. Formulate logic for moderately complex new systems. Devise moderately complex algorithms.

10% PROGRAM - Plan, design, develop, modify, test, debug, and evaluate moderately complex applications or scripts to support business processes in the college.

10% HANDLE DATA - Perform data analysis. Design and apply basic data sources. Develop and implement conversion plans.

10% DOCUMENT - Gather and analyze data to prepare system and programming documentation.

5% SECURE - Apply effective programming security practices.

5% TEST - Test / debug software. Execute test plans. Regularly create and execute unit tests.

5% IMPLEMENT - Develop system implementation plans. Assist with successful configuration management.

5% MAINTAIN - Employ source code control techniques. Assist with implementing changes in development, maintenance, and system standards and in creating software specifications.

5% COMMUNICATE - Regularly report progress on projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Intermediate skills associated with the design, development, modification and deployment of software, including object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Demonstrated software repository skills.
  • Knowledge of secure software development.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and SQL, or a willingness to ramp up quickly.
  • Experience with common programming tools, including industry-standard programming languages for web-based application development.
  • Knowledge of other IT-related areas.
  • Practiced communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate and communicate with technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate technical information verbally and in writing.
  • Self-motivated. Works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $32.00 - $37.00.

This is a Limited, part-time position (43% FTE).

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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