Senior Application and Web Developer (Dermatology)

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Senior Application and Web Developer (Dermatology)

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Senior Application and Web Developer (Dermatology)

Job Profile Title
Application Developer Senior

Job Description Summary
The Senior Application Developer delivers systems solutions for business needs. This includes designing, coding, testing, implementation and maintenance of application software and associated middleware; interfaces and databases in highly complex solutions. Performs technical and functional analysis of information, processing and management systems; designs systems and identify interrelationships among systems. Develops and implements security, maintenance, installation and optimization of systems and applications either user created or third party database systems. The incumbent also recommends and establishes strategy and standardized procedures to streamline system implementations. Consults with departments on planning, selection and use of database products and services; may perform product research/design, acquisitions, audit, inventory and records management. Ensures adherence to technical, quality assurance, data integrity and security standards. Plans, organizes and manages projects and associated schedules and budgets. Collaborates with other technical team members and business clients to propose innovate solutions and resolve day-to-day technology issues in order to meet the needs of the clients. Participates in and, at times, leads the analysis, design/architecture and development of new innovative solutions as well as the refinement and optimization of existing systems. May supervise other IT staff.

Job Description

The Senior Application and Web Developer position partners with primary investigators, other faculty and staff to develop and maintain technology applications as well as reporting systems and capabilities using state-of-the-art development techniques and tools. The Senior Application and Web Developer will also be responsible for Department websites and integrating cross platform University and Health System applications, and will lead planning, design, and development efforts for various academic projects, such as developing a web-based system for tracking educational activities. This role is key to providing and enhancing grant based tracking and online presence.


- GUI application and web development using human/computer interfacing concepts

- Independent application design, development, testing, and implementation

- SQL relational database design and query

- Server and application side scripting

- Wordpress website development using PHP for custom pages

- Work across technology organizations, communicating as appropriate in both high level concepts and processes as well as presenting information and data for non-technical audiences - Identify and recommend performance enhancements, increased or reimagined functionality of existing applications and sites

- Support and lead grant based activities, including website presence, SEO, tracking and reporting, related presentations

- Project management using life cycle methodologies

- Perform additional duties as assigned


Responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of Department systems and applications that support department Academic and Research initiatives. Such projects include recruitment and orientation for Residents program, faculty education and training reporting, T32 and SBDRC grant funded systems and associated reporting. Responsible for Department websites and integrating cross platform University and Health System applications. Lead planning, design and development efforts for projects, working closely with Vice Chairs, Associate Program Director, and Senior Leadership Team. Coordinate technology needs and support with appropriate University, UPHS, and Department resources.

Design, code, and support department applications, Intra/Internet web sites and related systems. Demonstrated mastery of a variety of diverse software development technologies and processes. (MySQL, MSSQL, Stored Procedures, C#, C++, ASP.NET (Core, MVC, WebForms), Visual Studio, WordPress, Azure), JavaScript, jQuery. Lead and manage projects using Software Development Life Cycle methods and reporting processes. Utilizing strong communication skills, will translate complex technical concepts and practices to audiences with varying levels of IT knowledge. Develop detailed project specifications for highly trained and experienced colleagues, based on user needs and expected outcomes.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT -Planning, design, coordination, estimating, implementing end user/customer specifications following SDLC processes.


SYSTEM COMPLIANCE - HIPAA, PennMedicine, Department

DATA MINING/REPORTING/EVALUATION - Google Analytics, SQL query, data summation

SYSTEM AND APPLICATION DOCUMENTATION - Wiki, end user, system design

PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF PROJECT STATUS: Narrative, written/oral, MS PowerPoint, MS Project. Will lead project discussions with Faculty, staff, and Senior Leadership.


BS in Information Technology and minimum of 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. MS in Information Technology and 5+ years applicable experience preferred.

REQUIRED: MSSQL, WordPress, ASP.NET (Core, MVC, WebForms), C#, C++

- Skilled in developing Wordpress sites, including informational and order entry systems.

- Experienced using source code version control

- Complex database design and optimization.

- Code optimization techniques

- SCRUM framework for software development/Agile software development life cycle process.

- Implementing and tracking SEO, Google Analytics

- Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills. Must be able to explain highly technical concepts and practices to a non-technical audience, as well as translate end user needs to programmers and IT management.

- Project evaluation from a high level down to coding detail, providing accurate estimates of time and technology requirements.

- Faculty interaction, providing reports, data summaries, and narrative to support grant funding requirements.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $132,459.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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