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Applications Programmer 4 (0652U) - CoE, Dean's Office
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2022
Title Applications Programmer 4 (0652U) - CoE, Dean's Office
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

Applications Programmer 4 (0652U) - CoE, Dean's Office

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.

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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 Administrative Computing Group (ACG) provides custom web application development and support. Our applications serve the College of Engineering, but have expanded to other departments and professional schools.

This position is part of a small, dedicated team primarily using PHP with Symfony. We maintain a portfolio of departmental and administrative applications covering a wide range of business areas. Each team member is a full stack developer who can work directly with staff and faculty to maintain and enhance these applications.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 24, 2022 - Open Until Filled



  • Design and develop new custom web applications.
  • Maintain and enhance existing web applications.
  • Manage ongoing operation of web applications.
  • Perform highly complex data analysis, testing, and debugging.
  • Apply and enforce campus standards on security practices.
  • Apply and enforce campus standards on web accessibility.
  • Apply and enforce development and application standards.
  • Prepare and maintain programmer and user documentation.


  • Collaborate with project managers, team members, and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with technical partners throughout campus and in external organizations.
  • Create project plans and technical requirements for complex applications.


  • Initiate and oversee changes in development, maintenance, and system standards.
  • Research and evaluate emerging software components.
  • Build reusable libraries for common implementations.
  • Prepare and approve system and programming documentation.


  • Participates in workshops, trainings, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Extensive experience designing and building web applications using modern object-oriented PHP.
  • Extensive experience creating client-side web applications using HTML, CSS, JSON, and JavaScript.
  • Extensive experience utilizing CSS frameworks (Bootstrap).
  • Extensive experience utilizing Javascript libraries (jQuery).
  • Experience with web application frameworks (Symfony).
  • Experience with version control (Git and GitHub).
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases (Oracle).
  • Experience applying data modeling best practices.
  • Experience writing software unit and integration tests.
  • Understanding of best practices in responsive web accessibility, development, and standards.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner with clients and users.
  • Familiarity with CSS preprocessors and UI frameworks.
  • Deployment on UNIX/Linux operating systems in a production environment.
  • Understanding of fundamental UX and UI design concepts and ability to create mockups.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range designated for this position: $91,400 - $131,100; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.This is a 100% FTE career position with full benefits.

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

Other Information

This position is eligible for hybrid or full remote.

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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