Senior Application Developer at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:


Booth IT: Application Development

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Job Summary

The Senior Application Developer requires strong technical abilities and experience creating applications on the Microsoft platform using C#, ASP.Net and SQL Server with a good understanding of AD provisioning, Entity Framework, and REST API architecture. They participate in all aspects of application development including analysis, design, development, testing and documentation. The Senior Application Developer will work in a team environment yet be able to function independently. This position will interact regularly with other Information Technology staff as well as end users and will utilize oral and written communication skills. The Senior Application Developer will mentor less experienced developers, perform code reviews and be available to consult as needed.


  • Develops and maintains applications, integrations, web services, API's, reports and other processes with C#, and Microsoft SQL Server technologies.

  • Designs and develops account provisioning applications using Active Directory and Grouper.

  • Designs user interfaces for new web applications and enhance the user interface for existing applications.

  • Participates in all phases of application development.

  • Regular consultation with clients and business analyst to validate understanding of requirements.

  • Creates design specifications for the user interfaces, business logic, application code, process flows, data structures, metadata and other components as required.

  • Performs unit testing.

  • Supports integration and system testing.

  • Analyzes and recommends new technologies and integrates those technologies into the developer toolset.

  • Acts as a technical consultant and resource for faculty research, teaching, and/or administrative projects.

  • Leads or coordinates teams or projects for activities relating to software support and/or development.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.


  • A minimum seven years of experience developing and supporting web applications with a minimum of four years developing applications on the ASP .Net framework using C#, SQL Server, Entity Framework and Restful APIs with Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.

  • Experience with user front-end design and development focusing on human factors and usability.

  • Experience developing and supporting account provisioning and identity management applications utilizing Active Directory, Grouper and LDAP functionality.

  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) experience.

  • Experience developing within the Sitecore CMS.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft SQL and SQL Server.

  • Strong TFS experience with the ability to create automated builds.

  • An advocate of best practices in software design and demonstrate that you have used these practices in previous positions.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to quickly identify options and make recommendations to solve issues.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills are.

  • Solid analytical skills with the ability to assess complex problems and translate them into a functioning solution.

  • Work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, adjust priorities when necessary and consistently meet deadlines.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Information Technology

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

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