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Senior SharePoint Developer

Company: American Association for Cancer Research
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Job Description:

Posted December 15, 2017



Senior SharePoint Developer

American Association for Cancer Research

Philadelphia, PA, United States
Full Time








  • AACR Jobs





    Job Category: Full Time/Exempt
    Division: Finance and Business Administration
    Department: Information Technology and Services
    Reports To: Associate Director, Web Services

    AACR---S Background:
    The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 37,000 members residing in 108 countries, is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to advances in all areas of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure all cancers. The programs and activities of the AACR foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in the cancer field as well as in related biomedical sciences. AACR publishes eight peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer patients and their loved ones; convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 19,400 participants; offers educational workshops that train young investigators in a variety of scientific and clinical areas; funds fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress in and reasons for hope in the biology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer; engages actively in advocacy for increased federal research funding and other national policies that accelerate progress against cancer; and interacts with regulatory agencies to support regulatory science and policy.
    Position Summary:
    We are looking for an experienced web developer with hands-on expertise in designing, developing, testing, and implementing content-rich web applications.
    This individual will also have experience with Microsoft SharePoint and a thorough understanding of Content Management Systems including both internal/external integrations with 3rd party service providers. This role calls for front-end web design experience as well as business logic development experience, and database design and management experience. It is a full-stack position.
    The candidate will be an instrumental part of the team with a huge impact to the organization and must be able to be team oriented, have a positive attitude, uphold high-standards of customer service, provide timely resolution to IT requests from both internal department and external organizational perspectives, and want to continuously learn and grow. This individual should expect to partner with stakeholders within the organization and build positive working relationships.
    While the position requires this person to be well-versed in Microsoft technologies, the strategic direction of the position may require learning and utilization of open source technologies, programming languages, and tools. This candidate should be open to learning and leveraging technology as required by the needs of the business.


    Major Duties and Responsibilities:
    1.Web & Applications Operations and Development

    ---Develops, implements and maintains CMS and web applications built using SharePoint, HTML, XML, JSON, JavaScript, VB Script, ASP, .NET, Access SQL Server, T-SQL, Microsoft IIS, for the creation and maintenance of multi-platform business applications, websites, and database applications.

    ---Shares knowledge with team and contributes to writing knowledge base articles.

    ---Develops, implements, and maintains all aspects of web media, websites, and electronic media.

    ---Performs research and self-training. Assists others with training to maintain skill and knowledge levels at or near the leading edge of technology, for developing business and educational media.

    ---Works with third-party information technology vendors as required.

    ---Assists in various other business related projects as required, including, but not limited to computer/network support, educational training of team & stakeholders.
    2.Project Management

    ---Collaborate with peers in the IT Department and other project stakeholders on new and ongoing web projects throughout the entire development lifecycle, including requirements, design, development, testing, release, and maintenance.

    ---Work with IT management and project stakeholders to complete tasks to meet the objectives and goals of each project.

    ---Provides status reports on projects and development on a regular basis.
    3.Customer Service and End User Support

    ---Accepts and triages service requests for services provided by the web development team.

    ---Act as service manager this is responsible for related incidents and requests for all web-based platforms and applications used by the AACR.
    4.IT Administration

    ---Develops and maintains up-to-date systems, application, and network documentation.

    ---Seeks opportunities to improve department efficiency and reduce expenses by streamlining operations.

    ---Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends, and be on-call for emergencies.

    ---Works closely with the Associate Director, Information Technology and Services on technology strategy, solutions, resources, and compliance.

    ---Performs other duties as assigned.
    Job Tasks:
    Performs all tasks related to the major functions and responsibilities of the position:

    1.Web & Applications Operations and Development

    2.Project Management

    3.Customer Service and End User Support

    4.IT Administration
    Core Competencies:
    ---Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

    ---Ability to provide outstanding customer service and build relationships with stakeholders.

    ---Effective problem solving and troubleshooting ability required.

    ---Ability to explain policies and procedures and establish effective working relationships required.

    ---Ability to organize work, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines required.

    ---Ability to think innovatively.

    ---Ability to analyze data, communicate with stakeholders, and develop recommendations for solving problems while exhibiting realistic understanding of issues.

    ---Ability to recommend professional best practices in information technology for non-profits and associations.

    ---Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.

    ---Demonstrate accountability and sense of urgency to deliver results, meeting timelines and performance commitments.

    ---Aptitude and motivation to acquire new skills as needed.
    Job Qualifications:
    ---5+ years of experience developing and deploying web based applications in a project focused team environment.

    ---5+ years of experience working with SharePoint.

    ---Energetic, ---hand-on---, and adaptable.

    ---Experience in an Agile development environment.

    ---Experience with the DevOps model a plus.

    ---Experience with Salesforce.com a plus.

    ---Experience with cloud-bases platforms (e.g. Microsoft Azure and/or AWS) is a plus.
    Education Requirements:
    ---Bachelor---s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited college or university in Computer Science/Information Systems/Management of Information Systems or related degree.
    Technical Competencies & Special Skills:
    ---Strong understanding and working knowledge web and database technologies.

    ---Experience in administering and managing web content management systems such as SharePoint, Drupal, WordPress, or similar.

    ---Knowledge of user authentication/authorization between multiple services.

    ---Experience working with various API technologies (RESTful web services, JSON, and SOAP), and third party integrations. Demonstrated experience managing complex web and database projects across all phases.

    ---Experience in web user interface design and development.

    ---Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.

    ---Understanding of fundamental web security, performance and trends.

    ---Skills in producing standards-compliant multi-browser compatible user interfaces and responsive design.
    Disclaimer Statement:
    This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the job incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of duties and responsibilities of the employees assigned to the job. Incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.
    How To Apply:
    Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary expectations) to:

    American Association for Cancer Research

    Attn: Human Resources

    615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org

    Fax: (215) 440-1045
    Equal Opportunity Employer





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