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Sharepoint Developer (11694)

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Washington DC, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The SharePoint Developer works on all phases of applications development, systems analysis, and programming activities, which are in support of the needs of American University.  The incumbent will work closely with team members to provide design, development, administration, customization, integration and support of the university’s on-premises SharePoint portal and SharePoint Online environments, including built in collaboration, search, content management, business process workflows, custom applications and components.

Essential Functions

  1. Solution Planning, Design and Development: Facilitates requirements gathering and analysis of SharePoint and .Net based projects. Utilizes out-of-the-box SharePoint functionality whenever possible and develops custom web parts and components as needed. Participates in application and system architecture planning and assessments.
  2. Production Support and Maintenance: Maintains and enhances existing web applications for additional features, architectural improvements, and operational excellence.
  3. Other duties as assigned

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full time
  • Exempt
  • Team Leader/Consultant B

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • At least 3 years of development experience with Microsoft SharePoint or comparable web application framework

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with administering SharePoint using Central Administration and Powershell, deploying custom solutions, performing farm configuration and updates preferred
  • Some experience with graphical design software (Photoshop or comparable) preferred
  • Proven SharePoint 2013 experience is required, experience with SharePoint Online is preferred and experience with SharePoint 2016/2019 is a plus

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience of carrying out solutions in C#/.NET using object-oriented programming principles.
  • Proficiency in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript including use of AJAX and libraries such as jQuery, Angular, Knockout or similar are necessary.
  • Experience with scripting using PowerShell SharePoint Cmdlets (including SharePoint Online).
  • Knowledge of the Bootstrap framework and familiarity of responsive design techniques.
  • Practical experience with leveraging APIs, implementing single sign-on (SSO) between systems, consuming and creating custom web services (REST and SOAP).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of database modeling and relational databases.
  • Experience using Visual Studio, SharePoint Designer, PowerShell, TFS, Git, Fiddler or other comparable tools.
  • A thorough knowledge of current best practices in web design, usability and accessibility, and web application security concepts are required.
  • Understanding of web environments in large IT organizations, demonstrated knowledge of information architecture principles and user-centered design principles, and ability to create and maintain articulate, structured technical documentation.
  • Practical experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code reviews are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a collaborative environment and a commitment to customer service in a diverse population are necessary
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.


  • Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options


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