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Harvard University Associate Application Developer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60581BRAuto req ID:60581BRJob Code:405016 IT Help/Support (N) Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Associate Application DeveloperSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Basic Qualifications are the minimum threshold a candidate must meet in order to be considered for this role.

  • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software, and databases

  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor.

  • Willing to continue to learn and develop skill set

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience in the software field preferred.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve complex issues.

  • Strong ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with internal and external teams.

  • Demonstrated ability in writing technical requirement documentation

  • Collaborate with other IT application owners and leaders to communicate, share and implement best practices.

  • Troubleshooting skills, problem resolution, project management, and technology evaluation to meet business requirements.

Additional Information:

Please provide a cover letter with your application.

Please note:

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.

  • We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

  • This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.

    More about HUIT:

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard’s leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT’s core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.

IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):

HUIT’s IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here:

Total Rewards:

Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:

Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs.

Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

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Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.

Department:Administrative Technology ServicesPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Information Technology Position Description:This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded through October, 2025. There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance.

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. Our mission is to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting a workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines–and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!

Job Summary:

Independently perform comprehensive applications/web development for projects (or enhancements to existing applications) of small to medium size and complexity; work as part of a team to implement and support business solutions. Write basic code of moderate complexity and maintain related documentation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate fully in software development life cycle

  • Support technical solutions to deliver business requirements

  • Troubleshoot problems and suggest improvement to coding practices

  • Responsible for writing moderately complex SQL statements to do data collection, validation, and transformation in an Oracle database.

  • Learn GRAILS framework and associated technologies (Git, containers, CI/CD etc) to develop business solutions

  • Learn Oracle APEX framework skills to develop APEX applications.

  • Work in a paired programming situation (or peer review) with senior developer to write code and unit test

  • Complete IT Academy foundational courses related to this position

  • Abide by and follow the HUIT technical standards, policies, and Code of Conduct.

Typical Core Duties:

Daily tasks will be focused around working with the development team to transform requirements into specifications and then transforming those specifications into a working application. You'll be building applications on the latest release of APEX or Grails framework, and will be required to write backend code using a suite of APIs to compliment the applications.

School/Unit:Harvard University Information Technology EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:Interview and onboarding activity for this position may be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing, based on the department’s current presence on campus.

HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.