Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$90,000 - $110,000 /year
Hybrid Remote
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#116675 Senior Applications Programmer (Hybrid)

Extended Review Date: Wed 11/2/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a Contract position that may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. UCSD Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please click here.

UC San Diego Policy will not allow this position to receive J-1 and H-1B work visa sponsorship.

  • This is a hybrid position.

  • This position will remain open until filled.


UC San Diego is ranked the 9th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the largest employer based in San Diego County. Reporting to the VC-CFO, Information Technology Services (ITS) delivers Enterprise information technology services to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the leadership of the campus Chief Information Officer (CIO). Information Technology Services (IT Services) uses world-class services and technologies to empower UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. As a strategic member of the UC San Diego community, IT Services embraces innovation in their delivery of IT services, infrastructure, applications, and support. IT Services is customer-focused and committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and within Information Technology Services. Crafting a culture around these values allows us to more deeply connect with and appreciate our employees, students, and campus partners. Information Technology Services is continuously working to build a community where we all feel safe, empowered, and encouraged to bring our authentic selves to work. We do this not only because it is what’s right, but because we know that diversity drives insight and innovation. We are proud to partner closely UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as their dedication to this mission helps us all to drive change.

This position serves as one of the Senior Developers on the Student Information Services (SIS) team. Senior Developers take lead roles in application implementations, incident resolution, and represent the SIS Team on a variety of projects in the portfolio. Senior Developers are often consulted on technical architecture and may assist other team developers with the more complex aspects of their work. They may also act as SIS representatives on various cross-department committees representing the needs of the SIS team and act as an expert on student systems. Senior developers should be familiar with all aspects of the SDLC and be prepared to play a role in analysis, design, testing, implementation, ongoing support of SIS applications and supported systems.


  • Applications Development - act as a lead team member in both new projects and support of legacy applications. Participate in highly complex implementations working with different platforms/systems across the organization (e.g. Identity Management, Data Integration, Cloud Technologies)
  • Senior Troubleshooter - provide consultation and/or fixes for tier-3 support issues. Act as a significant participant in SIS Major Incidents.
  • Implementation Support - provide support in a variety of aspects in project implementation including interfacing with the ITS Build and Release Team, QA Team, and Data & Platforms Teams.
  • Applications Consultant - provide support for team and projects, create system and data architectural diagrams. Be familiar with OCM practices and assist in smooth rollout of new/updated/enhanced applications.
  • Security & Compliance - Assists in the implementation and compliance of security and privacy standards conforming to federal, state, UC, and organizational policies and regulations.
  • Employee must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Employee must be available to travel as required.


  • Advanced knowledge/skills associated with software specifications, design, modification, and deployment of enterprise-class applications.

  • Understanding and working knowledge of modern secure software development practices including supporting platforms both on-prem and in-cloud.

  • Project leadership skills for all levels of the SDLC from requirements gathering to deployment and support. Ability to work within industry standard PM practices (e.g. Agile/Waterfall)

  • Familiarity with troubleshooting tools (e.g. App Dynamics, Datadog, Splunk) and how to use them in a complex enterprise environment to forecast possible problems or resolve performance or outage incidents.

  • Familiar with how to write and implement test plans. Understanding in automated testing implementations.

  • Skills in working with Build & Release through CICD pipelines and how to optimize software development in these environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt Certification
  • Familiarity with Student Data Regulations (e.g. FERPA, UC IS-3 Standards)


    Job offer is contingent on clear background check.

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Annual Full Pay Range: $71,000 - $160,000 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $34.00 - $76.63

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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