Employment at ArtCenter

Online Education

Full Stack Developer

All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Each position held is an important part of carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College.

The Full Stack Developer will drive both the vision for creating online learning environments for innovative teaching and learning as well as be involved in the production of creating content with a team. This proactive, self-starting leader will have knowledge of innovative trends in coding, leadership and team-building skills, very strong planning/organizational skills, and financial management/budgeting skills. Strong candidate will have working knowledge of educational technology software today, big- picture creative thinking, core programming languages, successful software development life-cycle planning/execution from conception to final product with great attention to detail. This leader will also have experience vetting, hiring, and managing a number of third-party teams, as needed.

Reports to: Associate Provost, Online Education

FLSA status: Exempt

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “Online Education: Full Stack Developer”. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit a diversity and inclusion statement as part of their applicaton.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 years developing enterprise-level applications in a complex, heterogeneous computing environment
  • Experience developing for mobile devices and responsive web pages for various platforms, including iOS and Android.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and proficiency with various web technologies, methodologies, and platforms such as Java, J2SE, JSP, PHP, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Swift, XML, XSLT, SQL, SOAP, Unix, Solaris, Linux, Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, Oracle, SQL Server, Unidata, JDBC, e-commerce, Web Services, SOA, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Component-based Development, and Object-Oriented Design and Development
  • Experience with AWS
  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle and programming techniques and tools.
  • Experience directing system testing and validation procedures and troubleshooting
  • Strong ability to work both independently and as a part of a cross-functional team.
  • Flexibility to work outside business hours for system maintenance activities.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, flexible and able to handle multiple responsibilities and competing demands
  • Excellent project management skills with proven ability to lead, negotiate, evaluate and terminate relationships based on performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to work in a multi- ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff.
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities.
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognize the confidential nature of ArtCenter’s business, especially when working with third parties.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Experience with start-up environment
  • Industry experience in online higher education, training, and/or ecommerce
  • Fluency or understanding of specific languages, such as Java, PHP, or Python, and operating systems

Essential Functions

Technical Duties — 95%

  • Collaborate with fellow team members and partnering departments to envision, help design, map, ensure technical feasibility of, and implement web-based and mobile solutions fulfilling application requirements in production, test, and development environments
  • Ensure system performance, scalability, security, availability and maintainability through unit test scripts, code review, QA controls, and adherence to standard software development life cycle methodologies
  • Apply project management principles and tools to project planning, execution, reporting, and documentation
  • Stay informed of new developments and technologies; adapt quickly to new technologies and robust toolkits; gain strong understanding of user experience and interaction with their mobile devices
  • Develop and maintain appropriate system documentation and formulate standards for system management
  • Developing/coding front end website architecture
  • Designing user interactions on web pages in partnership with UX/UI colleagues to create learner-centered, future-forward environments
  • Developing/coding back end website applications
  • Creating, coding, and optimizing servers and databases for functionality
  • Ensuring cross-platform optimization for mobile phones
  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications
  • Developing ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends
  • Participating in continuing education and training to remain current on best practices, learn new programming languages, and better assist other team members
  • Working alongside UX/UI, Interaction, and graphic designers for web design features and benchmarking competitive sites for ensuring best-in- class products are developed
  • Seeing through a project from conception to finished product
  • Designing and developing APIs

Marginal (Non-essential) Job Functions — 5%

  • Participate in college committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

(CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This is a full-time position with the schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With the occasionally work nights and weekends as needed.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in standard office and computer lab settings with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; and interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in office and computer lab settings; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (up to 50 pounds); to operate modern office and computer equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Must be able to travel between campuses and work occasional weekends and evening hours.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.


ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.