Web Application Developer

The University of Bridgeport’s Web Application Developer responsibilities include developing innovative web-based and mobile device applications that will integrate flawlessly with the current University of Bridge digital presence. The application developer will work closely with our web design team and academic technology members to develop specifications and make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies and optimization of current technology. Programming using a variety of Content Management System frameworks, PHP and database driven applications, and mobile application development tools are all elements of this position.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work individually or in conjunction with a development team to produce and maintain high quality web-based applications using a variety of programming tools
  • Database design and development using MySQL or MSSQL.
  • Process Automation/Improvement – Build software applications for Web Interfaces to automate tasks that are currently manual.
  • Build new software applications for the web to engage potential audiences.
  • Create application for mobile devices.
  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations to managers for current and future needs.
  • Ongoing development of existing functionality on a wide range of internal web-based applications.
  • Optimization of current application backend design and organization.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software development or related field
  • 2-5 years’ experience coding using PHP / XHTML / CSS / MySQL / MSSQL / XML / XSLT / LINQ / AJAX / JAVA SCRIPT / JQUERY / LAMP
  • Must be able to program using PHP and database driven applications
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills


  • Knowledge of create-once/deploy-many tools use as Unity for both web and mobile application development and implementation.

 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
Email: employment@bridgeport.edu

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