Principal Full-Stack Engineer - New Haven - job 677364

Yale University

Date: 04/08/2021

City: New Haven, Connecticut

Employment type: Full-time

Essential Duties

  1. Provides an overall leadership role. Serves as a technical advisor to programmers and provide technical guidance to leadership to assist with the formulating of long range development plans. 2. Leads efforts to evaluate University business and administrative processes and needs; identifies, analyzes and defines systems requirements for large administrative areas. Designs and implements large and highly complex administrative systems. 3. Leads the planning, development and implementation of business solutions. Ensures stakeholder and intended user's needs, scheduled timeline, and budgetary targets are met or exceeded. 4. Defines and executes quality assurance and unit testing procedures to ensure high quality solutions. Monitors effectiveness and efficiency of applications and systems and conduct initiatives to improve system availability, cost, performance and manageability across the lifecycle. Performs highly complex and unusual problem solving. 5. Leads, plans, and manages major projects; including architectural design, technology selection, and methodologies to apply. Advises and influences both internal and external consulting teams. 6. Develops and oversees production support functions and integrates system requirements among several departments. Formulates systems design schedule and writes program modules. 7. Leads and ensures ongoing maintenance and support for applications and systems. Leads technical evaluations. Interface with vendors to resolve major software issues. Responsible for final decisions on purchases of hardware and software products. 8. Trains, mentors, and develops technical staff. Leads and oversees support for training of end users. 9. Recommends and creates new policy. Creates and utilizes best practices. 10. Takes a leadership role in keeping current with existing and emerging technologies and methodologies. Provides leadership in the ongoing establishment and use of programming standards and methodologies, with intent to improve overall efficiency of group and client satisfaction. 11. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree. Seven years of related experience in analysis and programming of medium to large-scale systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Director, Software Engineering in Library IT, the Principal Full-Stack Engineer plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs, applying advanced knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. The position will provide programming expertise in support of a variety of library systems, including both vendor products (e.g., Atlas Systems' Aeon, ILLiad, and Ares) and custom software. The focus of the position is development using Microsoft technologies (C#, SQL Server, Azure).

The Principal Full-Stack Engineer performs advanced level system analysis, definition and design activities of a complex nature. This involves collaboration closely with other units within Library IT and with stakeholders across the library to provide suitable business applications for the end users. The incumbent will be expected to evaluate user requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required, and compatibility with current systems. The incumbent is expected to lead the software development component of significant projects from the requirements gathering phase through to completion. The Principal Full-Stack Engineer guides the technical work of other team members through discussion of application architecture as well as relevant coding and technical standards.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Familiarity with a second web framework such as Spring or Ruby on Rails.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

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