Lead Developer (full stack)

Requisition # 2023-17665
Date Posted 3 months ago(9/8/2023 1:02 PM)
Software and Application Svs
Information Technology
Job Type


Princeton University's Office of Information Technology is seeking a Lead Developer to lead development efforts for new custom systems, as well as lead the analysis and implementation of major enhancements to existing custom applications. The position is responsible for delivering high-quality applications and services as well as providing long-term support (5+ years) for applications where business needs are ever evolving.


The position requires conducting in-depth design analysis, working with other developers, architects, and managers within OIT, and shepherding projects from concept to completion from a design perspective. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Current initiatives include work in diverse university areas such as the Graduate School, Financial Aid, The Office of the Provost, Finance & Treasury, The Dean of the Faculty, Human Resources, and Undergraduate Admissions, as well as students and faculty.


This is a hybrid work environment.


  • Develop new, and enhance existing, custom software applications.
  • Work directly with business analysts and business partners to determine requirements scope, business priorities, and long-term strategic direction.
  • Emphasize data security and integrity.
  • Make application implementation and design decisions that satisfy current business needs as well as allow sufficient flexibility to support future changing requirements while also minimizing code and design complexity.
  • Make architectural decisions that satisfy current architectural standards as well as positioning to support future cloud and distributed computing standards.
  • Ensure the full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is properly followed for all projects.
  • Partner with the UX office to ensure that applications meet usability and accessibility requirements standards.
  • Write clean and flexible code.
  • Ensure that code has the proper level of automated testing.
  • Provide application support.
  • Evaluate system capabilities and, with an understanding of the customer’s immediate needs as well as long-term vision, suggest technology enhancements to suit functional needs.
  • Contribute to the technical standards setting process.
  • Actively participate in initiative to position CSI to replat-form custom applications from on-premises to Azure.
  • Work with CSI managers to plan and implement application changes to support deployments.
  • Work on special projects as assigned by the CSI manager.
  • Provide code reviews for all pull requests ensuring excellent quality code is produced.
  • Mentor other developers.
  • Promote an environment of continual learning and improvement.



Essential qualifications:  

  • 7+ years of experience developing custom software applications
  • Expert at HTML and CSS
  • Agile Workflow: JIRA
  • SDLC methodology: Agile SCRUM
  • Development languages: Java, Javascript, Typescript
  • Application Frameworks: Spring/Springboot, Angular
  • Collaborate with Business Analyst and UX/UI design teams to understand project requirements and translate them into functional user interfaces.
  • Develop high-quality front-end solutions using Angular and related technologies while adhering to accessibility standards and best practices.
  • Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code, following accessibility guidelines and coding standards.
  • Create responsive and interactive user interfaces that are reusable, visually appealing, user-friendly, and inclusive for users of all abilities.
  • Conduct thorough testing of front-end applications to identify and fix defects or issues.
  • Optimize front end applications for performance and scalability.
  • Collaborate with back-end developers, designers, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless integration between front-end and back-end components.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to front-end development in Angular and web technologies.
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to the continuous improvement of development processes and practices.
  • Significant experience running projects using Agile methodology.
  • Education: A bachelor’s degree (Computer Science or related fields preferred) or equivalent work experience. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Azure application hosting and tools.
  • Development tools: IntelliJ DE or Eclipse
  • Source control: Git (BitBucket or Github preferred)
  • CI/CD: Jenkins or Azure DevOps
  • Artifact building: Maven, NPM, and Nexus
  • API Implementations: WS02, Spring API


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required


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