Development Team Lead

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7106560 (Ref.No. BSU32321)
Posted: July 27, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Provide regular training and guidance to Digital Corps students focused on development and technology disciplines; serve as department authority on matters of development and technology, including software, trends, certifications, and industry standards; and oversee the development process and technology tools of Digital Corps projects from inception to completion.

The Ball State University Digital Corps is an on-campus creative agency powered by students. We’re problem solvers and big thinkers. As part of the IT family, our primary goal is to serve as a catalyst to the campus community using technology in creative, innovative, and immersive directions to advance the goals of the University. The role of Development Team Lead is a one-of-a-kind position that combines the best of developing technologies and computer science with the altruistic aims of empowering students to learn, grow, and succeed in their creative discipline. Ideal candidates will have a shared passion for student success and computer science. Part teacher, part coder, part mentor, part techie… this position requires face-to-face work with undergraduate students and hands-on work with code.

Job Function:

Provide regular training and guidance to Digital Corps students focused on development and technology disciplines; serve as department authority on matters of development and technology, including software, trends, certifications, and industry standards; and oversee the development process and technology tools of Digital Corps projects from inception to completion.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related technical field from an accredited college or university by the date of appointment. Or, in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree:
  • Associate’s degree plus an additional combination of education or experience in computer science equivalent to two years.
Or
  • High school diploma or GED plus an additional combination of education or experience in project management equivalent to four years.

Minimum Experience:

At least two years of full-stack web development experience. Knowledge of JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML, CSS, Git, and a relational database (e.g.
MySQL/Postgres).

Preferred Experience:

Familiarity with functional React, knowledge of WordPress development, Redhat Linux, Microsoft Azure/Amazon Web Services

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Digital Corps development process by determining the technology stack for new projects and by playing an active role in all development projects from idea to delivery.
  • Complete all projects at a professional level using industry-standard tools and technologies.
  • Oversee a team of undergraduate developers working on development projects at the Digital Corps, including hiring new employees, creating an on-boarding training program, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating students for promotion, and other day-to-day management tasks.
  • Evaluate new and emerging development software, workflows, and other industry trends to maintain the Digital Corps’ mission to remain at the forefront of technology.
  • Support the Director of the Academic Project Support Office with managing Apple (iOS) and Android app stores for Ball State University.
  • Provide support and upkeep to legacy development projects as requested by Digital Corps campus partners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.