Web Application Developer

The University of Bridgeport’s Web Application Developer responsibilities include developing, implementing, and maintaining innovative web-based and mobile Internet/Intranet applications that will integrate flawlessly with the University’s digital presence. The web application developer will be responsible for programming using a variety of programming languages and frameworks, such as PHP, Bootstrap, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and mobile application development tools.

The application developer will report to the web-master and work closely with our web team and other technology members to develop specifications and make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies and optimization of current technology.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work individually or in conjunction with a team to produce and maintain high quality web-based and mobile applications using a variety of programming languages and tools.
  • Define objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning features and functionality.
  • Recommends solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development, open source applications, and commercial alternatives.
  • Design and develop user interfaces for Internet/intranet applications
  • Process Automation/Improvement – develop web applications that automate tasks that are currently manual.
  • Ongoing development of new and existing web-based applications.
  • Contribute to institutional and team goals; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments.
  • Supports users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
  • Assist with web and portal management & end user support
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership of and supporting existing systems
  • Accomplish new and different goals / requests; exploring opportunities to add value to institutional accomplishments.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software development, related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 2-5 years’ experience coding using PHP / XHTML / CSS / CSS3 / MySQL / MSSQL / XML / XSLT / LINQ / AJAX / JAVASCRIPT / JQUERY / .NET / Node.js / AngularJS / HTML5 / LESS / Bootstrap / Code Igniter
  • Ability to build and migrate applications from development to production environments
  • Must be able to discover, implement, and integrate open source solutions quickly and effectively
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills


  • Knowledge of SSO, LDAP / AD, SAML2, Oauth2 integration with web / mobile applications is a plus
  • Payment gateway integration experience is a plus
  • Google Analytics, SEO
  • JAVA programming
  • Knowledge of apache & tomcat server management, module installations, & server optimization


 Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and listening skills.
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks under pressure.
  • Ability to quickly familiarize with brand goals, integrate style into design, and deliver projects on time;
  • Ability and willingness to communicate effectively with relate to and work within, a diverse faculty, staff and student community;
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant;
  • Must have a customer service orientation, dealing tactfully with all members of the University community;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop accurate information, troubleshoot and monitor all work for accuracy;
  • Ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.


Some evening and weekend work is required.

NOTE: The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the Web Application Developer. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the performance of your various job duties and will observe any and all policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or shall hereafter establish.


Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Please send letter of application and resume to:


University of Bridgeport

Department of Human Resources

Web Application Developer

Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 576-4601


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