Senior Application Developer
Job Details
20 - Florida Campus - Port Orange, FL
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Information Technology

The Senior Software Application Developer will be based on-campus at either our Port Orange, FL or Davenport, IA location. This role participates in the complete SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), performing all activities related to the design, development, implementation and deployment of mission-critical organizational information systems and software applications, including scoping, research, design, development, testing, and implementation; maintains, supports, and upgrades existing systems and applications; and applies best practices as well as proven communication and problem-solving skills to guide the process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy & Planning


  • Lead pre-testing phase of development by evaluating proposals in order to identify potential problem areas and make the appropriate recommendations. 
  • Ensure that development projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.


  • Review and analyze existing application effectiveness and efficiency, and then act on strategies provided by the IT Leadership for improving or leveraging these systems.


Acquisition & Deployment


  • Manage the development and deployment of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.


  • Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts in line with current projects and strategic goals.


  • Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.


  • Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.


  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, developers, and system owners in new software programs and applications testing.




Operational Management


  • Manage and provide direction for the applications team in support of business operations.


  • Identify and resolve program errors.


  • Provide technical leadership to project managers, analysts and developers working on development project teams.


  • Design, develop, and install enhancements and upgrades to systems and application software.


  • Liaise with the infrastructure team, and application team members to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.


  • Cultivate, disseminate, and enforce functional policies, procedures, and quality assurance best practices.


  • Track application changes, using change management tools and processes, including source code control, versioning, branching, defect tracking and release management.


  • Where necessary, prepare, establish, and monitor budgets.


  • Administer Microsoft o365 as it relates to SharePoint.


  • Assist with development and administration of Salesforce.


  • Provide technical direction and support for the enterprise database infrastructure.


  • Design, implement, maintain and perform periodic re-evaluation of enterprise database infrastructure and applications management policies, standards and procedures.


  • Develop and manage internal procedures including but not limited to code reuse, source libraries, check-out process, turn-over procedures, documentation standards, scope documents and design procedures.


  • Perform problem analysis and troubleshooting of the enterprise database infrastructure and help with problem-solving efforts often involving other technical staff, multiple outside vendors, other departments and/or organizations.


  • Develop training materials and conduct training sessions of the IT staff and/or departmental customers.


  • Create security groups, assigns access, and administers changes for users.



Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance and regulatory requirements (e.g., PCI, HIPAA, FERPA, etc.) are adhered to for all technology implemented and supported by Palmer College.


  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that fully complies with Palmer’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education will be considered, and
  • 5 years of information technology experience with a focus on software development and/or programming design and systems management (ASP.NET, C#, HTML, CSS, APEX, JavaScript, and SQL Server) in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent customer service skills with ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Proven team-player with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required to be successful in this position

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Web development for Content Management Systems (Kentico, Ektron, Drupal, Word Press).
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (Angular, Vue.js, or React), CSS frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, or Vuetify), 508 & WCAG Compliance and/or cloud experience
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Perform sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature-controlled office setting.  Occasional travel required.
  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, kneel, walk, sit, lift moderately heavy objects such as computers and network appliances and perform other similar actions
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, tools, and to handle other computer components. 
  • Occasional need to work in tight and confined spaces to accomplish tasks including inspection and running of cables in floors, ceilings, and overhead spaces. 
  • Limited travel of 10% - 20% can be expected


This position description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.



Palmer College of Chiropractic provides a generous array of benefits for full time employees, including but not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off annually – 10 vacation days; 12 sick days; 16 holidays
  • Health Benefits – Health, vision, dental insurance, Flex spending, Health Savings Account
  • 403(b) Retirement – 6% of salary employer contribution after 1 year of employment, with immediate vesting and optional employee contribution
  • Free Chiropractic care for employees & their dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • On-site recreation facility & personal training
  • Life insurance