Software Developer, Research Applications

California, United States
16 Jun 2020
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16 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford’s University Information Technology (UIT) organization services diverse clientele from various university business units and schools. We are a hub of business analysts, developers, testers and architects who design and build applications to support research at the University.

We are looking for someone skilled in Oracle development tools and technologies to enhance and maintain complex, home-grown applications that support Stanford’s needs.

We are seeking an Application software developer to design, build and support business applications for Research Administration within Enterprise Technology (ET). ET is part of the University Information Technology (UIT) department managed by the Office of the CIO at Stanford University. Research Administration is responsible for design and development of software applications to support the research community.

The position requires a solid background in Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle Application Developer (Application Express - APEX) and Javascript. Knowledge of markup and other scripting languages are strongly recommended. A successful candidate will have demonstrated a track record of delivering quality solutions providing high value to customers in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have experience designing and building new functionality as well as performing production support activities including, and not limited to, evaluating Patches/Fixes, maintaining system configurations, running batch cycles, data cleanup, testing, filing/resolving service requests, and estimating enhancements. You will help lead development efforts in building our systems and contribute to different group projects. If you are resilient, flexible, highly-motivated to solve complex problems, and want to be a part of a growing and dynamic environment, then this may be the right opportunity for you!

Core Duties

  • Propose, conceptualize, design, implement, and develop solutions for difficult and complex applications independently.
  • Oversee testing, debugging, change control, and documentation for major projects.
  • Define complex application development administration and programming standards.
  • Oversee the support, maintenance, operation, and upgrades of applications.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems.
  • Review the physical design of existing systems for optimizing performance.
  • Lead projects, as necessary, for special systems and application development in areas of complex problems.
  • Work with other technical professionals to develop standards and implement best practices.
  • Partner with business management to define the appropriate technical solutions.
  • Collaborate with peer managers to coordinate enterprise-wide integration requirements.
  • Coordinate work efforts for system enhancements and upgrades.
  • Coordinate production support, and provide application performance metrics to business partners and IT management.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

We’re looking for folks with deep expertise with-

  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL
  • Oracle APEX, JavaScript, Web Services and XML

Exposure to the following are preferred-

  • Oracle eBusiness Suite
  • Oracle Workflow, Forms, and XML Publisher
  • Deploying applications in Amazon cloud 

Other Abilities

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programming tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Strong understanding of data design, architecture, relational databases, and data modeling.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of software development life cycle, methodologies, and quality control practices.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Demonstrated experience leading activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures.


May work extended hours, evening and weekends.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Why Stanford is for You:

  • Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun! Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts, and more.
  • Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, opened in Spring 2019, is the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff, including University IT, whose jobs are important to supporting the University’s mission. The campus offers amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.

We are not able to provide sponsorship for this position. Relocation is possible.

How to Apply
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Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4822
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 84544

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