Administrative Computing; Information Technology Division
Marist College welcomes applications for the position of Application/Web Developer as a team member in Administrative Computing in the Information Technology Division. Reporting to the ERP Manager, this position is responsible for the development, enhancement, delivery and maintenance of Liferay Enterprise Portal software systems essential to the administration and operations of the College. The Application Developer will design, develop, document, analyze, create, and test systems and programs. They will collaborate with faculty, staff and administration in innovation, streamlining business processes and realizing new efficiencies.
A career in Information Technology at Marist College will provide you with the opportunity to realize your potential, build in-demand technology skills and support the College’s next chapter, ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
This position is hybrid/remote eligible with periodic on-campus work at the supervisor’s discretion.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems and 2 years of experience or six (6) years of experience or equivalent combination of other education, training and/or experience.
Java, PHP or equivalent object-oriented language
Familiarity with Linux environments, specifically LAMP stacks.
Implement, maintain, and upgrade the College’s Portal as well as other ERP(Banner) applications and software solutions
Write functional documentation
Troubleshoot bugs and implement fixes for them
Offer suggestions for improvements/enhancements to currently developed solutions
Knowledge of software development principles.
Must be a team player with excellent communication and problem-solving skills and have experience working with customers across teams.
Ability to learn new technologies and take pride in your work.
Design, development, documentation, analysis, creation and testing of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user specifications
Integrate and troubleshoot complex software systems that run in mixed system environments
Meet with Marist administration, staff and faculty to discuss current business processes
Work with customers to streamline business processes and realize efficiencies
Develop code within a development instance using various programming languages and technical tools to automate business processes:
Develop scenarios to provide quality assurance testing for newly implemented processes
Provide 24/7 availability on-call on a rotational basis to effectively and efficiently resolve Marist students, staff and faculty and external clients’ technical and functional issues
Serve on committees as assigned by upper management (Security, Change Management, DevOps, etc.)
Support a diverse environment of technical software that includes Banner, Oracle, Argos Reporting Tool, Liferay, myPHPFAQs, LimeSurvey, etc
Develop Banner ad hoc reports according to user specifications
Apply and test vendor supplied technical upgrades and enhancements
Train Marist staff and faculty to become proficient in using the technology provided by Administrative Computing staff
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of Liferay and Ellucian Banner Preferred
Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume & Three Professional References
About the Department and School:
Make a reverberating impact as part of a team that is heavily involved in:
Education and Research
Innovation and Digital Transformation
Hybrid Cloud Computing
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
As an Application Developer you will participate in multiple aspects of the software development process, design, test, document, deploy and maintenance of web-based software solutions, including the College’s Website and Learning Management System (LMS). As a key member of a small and versatile team, you will have the challenge to produce world-class and scalable software using advanced technologies.
As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals which makes Marist unique within higher education.
Marist employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, highly competitive paid time off, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.
Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.
We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you’re a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard working team, we welcome your application for this position as an Application Developer.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist’s academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library’s digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.
About the Hudson Valley Region:
The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service. For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more: https://www.marist.edu/hudson-river-valley-life
Type of Position:
Months per Year:
Hours per Week:
Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Please note: This position is fully-remote eligible or may be located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Relocation: It is College policy to reimburse eligible newly hired full-time administrative staff members for reasonable expenses incurred in relocating to the Hudson Valley area. To be eligible for reimbursement, new employees must move a minimum of 50 miles from their present home; must move within the first year of hire. Generally, the College will reimburse eligible moving and relocating expenses up to $7,000.
Compensation & Benefits:
The Application Developer position includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:
3 weeks of vacation
4 weeks of vacation after 5 full years of employment
Unlimited paid sick time and unlimited paid personal time for use at the supervisor’s approval.
15+ paid holidays per year including Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
403(b) defined contribution plan:
First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
College pays 100% tuition only
Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.
Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY
Number of Position Openings:
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus and providing equal employment opportunity by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, familial status, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, predisposing genetic characteristics or military. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of any of the above protected classes.
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.