Job Details

Temple University
  • Position Number: 3460474
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Systems Software Developer


The Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Systems Software Developer, reporting to the ERA Director/Project Manager, is responsible for working with the ERA team to design, build and support business applications within the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The position requires a solid background in Oracle PL/SQL, Javascript, web-based development and software integrations, for instance using JSON, XML, REST API's for data interoperability. In addition, the developer will support technical project management on specific projects.

Essential Functions of Position:
  • Participate in installing purchased systems, programming in-house applications, integrating and testing applications, and if required, diagnosing production problems.
  • Undertake custom application development using various languages & tools to support and enhance ERA and supported systems.
  • Contributes to projects to ensure goals and objectives are completed on time.
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment and individually.
  • Works closely with the Director, Technical manager and other technical units to maintain systems, facilitate upgrades, and ensure optimal deployment with respect to security and performance.
  • Works collaboratively with technical and functional leads and administrative offices to develop specifications and time-lines for projects, and provide technical and functional documentation.
  • Supports the ERA team and OVPR office in the creation of reports from transactional databases.
  • Develop and modify technical documentation to support operations and training.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Employment at Temple University means much more than a competitive salary.Temple strives to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusivity and provide employees with opportunities for growth and advancement.You will enjoy a collaborative working environment that values innovation and creativity.Our health and wellness benefits are among the best in the region, and our retirement savings plans allow you to plan for the future.Temple University offers many opportunities for employees to enhance skills, gain new perspectives and grow professionally.For example, you can earn your bachelor's degree or an advanced degree through our tuition remission benefit or develop your management and leadership skills in one of our HR Learning and Development's academies.Temple University employees also enjoy recreational, entertainment, and cultural activities both on campus and throughout the Philadelphia region.

    Visit to learn more about the benefits of working at Temple University.

    Required Education & Experience:
    Bachelor's degree Computer Science and at least three years of experience working in a developer role or a combination of education and relevant experience.

    Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, or commensurate experience
  • Web front-end development skills such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, JSON, or commensurate experience.
  • Experience with JQuery/AJAX is a plus.

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programming tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Strong understanding of data design, architecture, relational databases, and data modeling.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of software development life cycle, methodologies, and quality control practices.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures.

    This position requires a background check.

    This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

    Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

    Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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