Computer Programmer (Software Developer 2)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Information Technology


The University of Connecticut, division of Information Technology Services is seeking a Computer Programmer (Software Developer 2).  Under the general direction of Enterprise Applications Management and a Team Lead, the Computer Programmer will primarily be responsible for developing and supporting enterprise applications. The Computer Programmer will play a key role in improving current services and identifying new services that will benefit University customers.

The Computer Programmer applies considerable expertise and knowledge of computer programming techniques to independently analyze, design, develop and maintain effective computer applications, which will facilitate and expedite the processing of complex administrative data.


  • In-depth technical knowledge and the ability to design and support information technology services in a multi-tiered environment.
  • Identifies and resolves system errors. Consults with functional users to resolve problems in software systems.
  • Writes scripts and/or basic programs to assist with managing software systems.
  • Implements new software systems.
  • Develops procedures, techniques, or programs to analyze or improve the performance and efficiency of software and hardware systems. Documents modifications made to the hardware, software, or procedures related to the systems.
  • Works with vendors and management to develop or enhance software systems.
  • Works with technical and functional staff to resolve system integration issues.
  • Carries out larger technical tasks with minimal assistance and writes summaries of technical project work.
  • Responds to inquiries from other departments and collaborates with external departments. Documents all technical work in user guides for future reference.
  • Develops plans and processes to ensure the availability of services or systems.
  • Collaborates with senior technical personnel in the installation, upgrade, and maintenance of software systems.
  • Plans software development and implementation.
  • Contributes to technical projects as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Collaborates with senior technical personnel in the installation, upgrade, and maintenance of application systems.
  • Supports the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of University information as part of the overall University Information Security Program. Performs related work as required.


  1. Associate's degree and 6 years of related experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience OR 8 years of related experience.
  2. Experience programming with Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  3. Experience using SOAP and/or REST web services.
  4. Experience with SQL and relational databases.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Excellent planning and organization skills.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  8. Ability to manage complex problems and to work well under pressure. The ability to work effectively as a project team member.
  9. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


  1. 4-8 years of programming experience in Java or C#.NET
  1. Experience with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), Apache or Tomcat.
  1. Experience using frameworks such as Spring MVC, .NET Framework, CodeIgniter, or similar.
  2. Experience HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML and CSS.
  1. Experience programming in Java, PHP, Python or other high-level languages.
  1. Experience with Eclipse, NetBeans, or similar IDE tools.
  2. Experience with SDLC tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, Jenkins, or similar.
  3. Experience with Primavera Unifier.
  4. 2 years of professional work experience in Higher Education.
  5. Certifications relevant to this position.


This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495732 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 28, 2021. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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