The American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we shape the future of accounting through teaching, research, and a powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in accounting.
The American Accounting Association is seeking a full-time, non-exempt Full Stack Developer to join our team at our Lakewood Ranch Office located in Sarasota County, Florida. Whereas the majority of our professional staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, a small, safe number of staff, including our IT Department, are periodically working in the office and remotely as needed. This position will be an in-office position, but to start may work remotely as needed. Our office currently has in place the following COVID-19 Precautions for in-office staff: Personal protective equipment required, social distancing guidelines in place, virtual meetings, sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place.
The Full Stack Developer position is part of the Internet Technology Department (we are more IS-focused than IT), which owns the creation, onboarding, enhancement, and support of applications and integrations between AAA infrastructure and third-party AMS, ERP, SAAS platforms and various custom applications and systems.
Our primary customers include association membership which is comprised of Accounting faculty, Accounting PhD students, business schools focusing on accounting education, and vendors supporting these groups. Our demographics are increasingly global with each year. The IT department also provides support for internal IT/IS needs, ranging from custom software design and content development to front- line IT support, mission critical reporting, and more.
As a full stack developer, you will:
• Develop, modify, and maintain applications and platforms to optimize business processes • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to build and deliver software and other IS/IT solutions • Be a flexible, self-starter, to work independently and complete tasks • Exchange knowledge and work together to implement solutions across the full stack • Incorporate new technologies and tools to strengthen and sharpen your skills • Work with a product owner and stakeholders to understand and write requirements
Our in-house IT team consists of a Data Analyst and Systems Support Coordinator, Web/Database Projects Specialist, and the Director of IT. Externally facing, we engage with a managed services provider for parts of our server and network infrastructure, and work with numerous vendor platforms across publishing, submissions systems, virtual events, and others.
The Full Stack Developer recruited for this position will participate in the planning, coordination, and solution development and implementation activities related to the creation and integration of applications and technologies within and outside of the organization's application environment. Proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, proficiency in programming/scripting/ markup languages and data structures, and knowledge of integration best practices are critical to successful performance in this role. A joy for continuous learning, teaching, and diving into technologies is a must. A great candidate will have a passion for working with every and all parts of a modern stack, from raw HTML through acquiring, analyzing and transforming data to generate insights and value. This role is very hands-on and requires structured, with solid implementation skills.
You will be primarily responsible for the solution design, delivery, and support of IS and IT systems at the AAA, and will be expected to contribute to multiple implementations simultaneously, which will include both new applications or features, as support and enhancements for members. You will work directly with our membership and on cross-functional teams to design solutions that address member and staff development, UI, and reporting needs and implement specific business rule configurations. As our organization pivots more and more to cloud solutions, an ability to create functional and empowering user interfaces to complement integrations will become essential.
In addition, the position will be cross-trained against IT/IS department roles, supporting headquarters leadership and staff. Versatility and a willingness to learn across a spectrum of technology topics are key attributes of the successful candidate.
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Duties, responsibilities and skills may change at any time with or without notice based on the needs of the Association.
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About American Accounting Association
The American Accounting Association (AAA) is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we shape the future of accounting through teaching, research and a powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in accounting.