Senior Applications Developer

Kent State University   Kent , OH   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 18, 2024
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Senior Applications Developer
Division of Information Technology
Job Number: 995845
Kent State Campus – Kent, OH - Hybrid

Opportunity: The Digital Enterprise Solutions team at Kent State University is looking for a Senior Applications Developer to join our team! We are currently looking for someone to join our Web Presence team. The Web Presence team manages development and support for the Drupal platform that runs the website and all its subsites, as well as the FlashLine user portal that serves all students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Web Presence projects focus on deliverables that are as high in quality and innovation as leading companies in the commercial arena but are rooted in the desire to improve and advance the educational efforts of the entire Kent State body. This motivation creates a less cutthroat and more aspirational culture than in the commercial sector. A successful candidate should thrive on an excellence-driven, collaborative, highly communicative team with supportive coworkers who enjoy solving technical and design problems together.

This position has remote work options as well as attractive employee benefits!




  • Knowledge and experience with Drupal CMS and an understanding of its architecture, theming and module development. 
  • A solid understanding of PHP and object-oriented programming techniques. 
  • Experience with version control systems such as GIT. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to troubleshoot issues, debug code, and identify efficient solutions. 
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills to work with designers, other developers, and stakeholders to understand project requirements and deliver quality results. 
  • Familiarity with Drupal security best practices, including data protection, user authentication, and secure coding techniques to mitigate vulnerabilities. 
  • Experience with web technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS / SCSS, HTML and the HTTP protocol. 
  • Knowledge of modern JS frameworks a plus, e.g React, VueJS 
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services especially CloudFront and S3



For a complete description of this position and to apply online, visit: Position 995845 – Senior Applications Developer

All documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are public records and subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law. 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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