Are You a Programmer? Come Work @Hamp!

The Hampshire College IT department is looking for an awesome programmer to join our fun, flexible office. You can read the job requirements (and APPLY!), but we wanted to use some of this space to share what working in IT @ Hampshire is like, and why we love our jobs.

Who Are We?

Applications and Web Services is one group within the centralized IT department at Hampshire. We have many responsibilities within our group of 7 people, which could be summarized as:

  • College websites (dozens and dozens of them)
  • Enterprise applications (for admissions, course registration, human resources and more)
  • OneCard (access to buildings, meal plans, bookstore, etc)
  • Reporting services (both ad-hoc as well as longitudinal analytics)

We do many other things, but that covers most of it. This position we’re seeking to fill is a developer within Enterprise Applications.

What Is Working @Hamp Like?

First of all, we’re people. We have likes and dislikes. We work hard. We have fun. And we like to eat and talk about food. A lot.  Some of us love to cook, bike, hike, walk, ski, paddle, play games, watch movies, play music, read; the list goes on and on. We have varied interests and skills both in and out of the office. I suppose one way to convey some of the awesomeness of our office is “show, don’t tell”.

Join Us!

Don’t be misled by the awesomeness above – we work hard. But we play hard and respect the creative efforts of everyone to make our office both productive and fun.

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Say Hello to Another New Programmer

Please join us in welcoming Kevin Wiliarty, our new senior web programmer in IT. Kevin is joining our small team of web programmers in Applications and Web Services that is responsible for technologies supporting the web presence of the College. Kevin comes to us with a great deal of experience in higher education, including active participation and development in the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) community. He’ll be kicking off this summer with an upgrade to Hampshire’s Moodle installation.

Our New Web Programmer

Please join us in welcoming Vincent Abruzzo, our new web programmer in IT. Vince is part of a small team of web programmers in Applications and Web Services that is responsible for technologies supporting the web presence of the College. These responsibilities include recommending, installing, maintaining and administering content management software and supporting users in a decentralized content model; and recommending, installing, maintaining and administering learning management software and working with the technology for teaching and learning staff to support instructional technology needs. We are also responsible for designing and developing new database-driven web applications in addition to maintaining and enhancing existing ones; performing quality assurance testing to ensure cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility; resolving structural problems; and providing technical support for various web sites and services.

Hampshire College IT Seeks Network Engineer

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a network engineer in its Information Technology Department.

Reporting to the Director of IT Infrastructure, the network engineer will plan, design, upgrade and troubleshoot local and wide area network infrastructure, including routers, firewalls, switches, gateways, wireless access points and controllers; DNS servers; DHCP servers;  and related hardware, software, and services.  The engineer will supervise the work to the cabling plant; and will work closely with the campus electricians and the Director of IT Infrastructure in planning the low voltage portion of new construction and renovations, as well as the systems team to implement services and monitoring as required. The engineer will manage the College’s telecommunications services including telephone and voicemail systems and voice services. This position may be required to work nonstandard hours in order to complete off-hour upgrades and maintenance, and will be on-call 24/7/365 for College systems and networking issues unless otherwise arranged.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of five years of job-related experience is required. Qualified candidate must possess an extensive knowledge of Ethernet and phone network design, protocols and operating systems. An extensive knowledge of network routing, phone switching, and other related skills is also required.

This is a full time, 12-month benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

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Hampshire College IT Seeks Web Programmer

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a web programmer in its Information Technology Department.

The web programmer will work as part of a team to develop, implement, and maintain various websites and services for the College. These responsibilities include recommending, installing, maintaining and administering content management software and supporting users in a decentralized content model; and recommending, installing, maintaining and administering learning management software and working with the technology for teaching and learning staff to support instructional technology needs. This position is also responsible for designing and developing new database-driven web applications in addition to maintaining and enhancing existing ones; performing quality assurance testing to ensure cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility; resolving structural problems; and providing technical support for various web sites and services. The successful candidate will work with other IT staff to plan for and resolve issues related to server hardware/software, network security, bandwidth, and overall technical performance of web services.

A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field is required; or equivalent training and experience. Qualified candidate must have a minimum of three years’ experience in web programming and knowledge of object-oriented web programming languages, query languages, responsive web design, web server software, version control, content management systems, and working on open source software projects; such as HTML5, CSS/Sass, PHP, XML, Javascript/AJAX/JQuery, Python, Java/jsp/servlets, Apache/Tomcat, Git, Drupal, WordPress, and Moodle. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This is a full time, 12-month benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

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Welcoming (Back) Our New Telecommunication Technician

Please join us in welcoming our new telecommunication technician, Dan Cottle 05F, to the Hampshire IT team. We’re happy to have Dan, an alum who worked in the student diagnostic center when he was a Hampshire student, back on campus and working with us once again.

The telecommunication technician assists the network engineer in the design, construction and maintenance of the College’s campus network and phone infrastructure. The technician oversees physical network implementation; works closely with the campus electricians in planning the low voltage portion of new construction and renovations; and provides support and troubleshooting for VoIP ,POTS , CATV, and network infrastructure.

In plain and simple words, if you need a phone set up or some cable wired then Dan is your man. He’ll be assisting Josiah with network and phone related tasks around campus. Dan’s office is on the third floor of the library.

Our New Technology Support Specialist

Please join us in welcoming Gavin Lofland, our new technology support specialist in IT. Gavin will be responsible for configuring and maintaining public computer labs in the library and select locations around campus. He will provide primary support for the pay-for-print system in the library and computer system imaging, as well as take the lead role in the hiring, supervising, and mentoring of IT student workers in the student diagnostic repair center and public computer spaces. He will also provide back up to other IT support staff by troubleshooting, installing, and upgrading computer systems and software. Gavin’s office is located on the third floor of the library, behind the student diagnostic center.