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Application Developer, ( AFT, PSS2)

Apply now Job no: 493981
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Professional


Application Developer, Full-time Permanent Position, AFT PSS2


The Application Developer position reports directly to the Director of Rowan Online in Rowan Global Learning & Partnerships. This position is responsible for special web-based initiatives and development projects for Rowan Global. This position will specifically and comprehensively support systems and software for various web systems. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work is to be expected.

Essential Position Responsibilities/Functions:

  • Develop, program, and maintain Rowan Global web environments to ensure the reliable operation of web applications and services.
  • Web application development in PHP, JavaScript, SQL, MySQL, HTML, and similar languages in a Unix/Linux/Apache environment.
  • Develop modules, libraries, and other web applications for use with the Drupal CMS.
  • Develop Salesforce integrations with Drupal CMS including custom Drupal modules and APEX Salesforce code for triggers, classes, and other features.
  • Program integration services, code-base libraries, and web applications based on the available APIs of existing enterprise systems and services.
  • Have an understanding of Apache configuration and web security, bash scripting, creation and maintenance of cron jobs, and familiarity with popular authentication protocols and services.
  • Work collaboratively on various projects with other designers, instructional designers, client services, other Rowan Global and University departments, and external vendors/service providers.
  • Provide technical support for Rowan Global web systems; this includes the development and/or installation of bug fixes and security updates to both in-house and third-party web software.
  • Maintain details and documentation for projects in a project management system to monitor the ongoing development of Rowan Global initiatives.
  • Manage several Rowan Global projects simultaneously.
  • Maintain project documentation and training materials.
  • Support for other, various Rowan Global projects and initiatives.



  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technology field or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least 3 years position-related experience. 
  • Experience working with (but not limited to) PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, PL/SQL, GIT, Apache, Unix/Linux, along with an understanding of Apache configuration, web security, bash scripting, cron jobs, authentication protocols (OAuth, CAS, LDAP), and similar systems.
  • Experience developing modules, themes, and/or libraries for the Drupal CMS, as well as configuration of common Drupal CMS features and extensions.
  • Experience developing web-based applications that integrate and communicate with various commercial web-based systems.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Be extremely customer-service oriented.
  • Be able to work independently to solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to work with both technical and non-technical staff.


Experience with web design, CSS, SASS, and PostCSS.

  • Experience working with the Canvas Learning Management System API.
  • Experience providing developer/programming services in a Higher Education environment.
  • Proven ability to stay current with rapidly changing technologies.


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Application Developer, ( AFT, PSS2) Glassboro, New Jersey

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