Web Application Developer (SIL)

Dearborn, Michigan
02 Sep 2016
27 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology division of Jacobs Engineering, one of the nation's largest engineering and technical services-only companies. Jacobs is the world's top supplier of automotive test facilities, providing a full range of services to commercial automotive industry customers. Customers include not only the world's major vehicle providers and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but also clients from the international motorsports community Our experience encompasses virtually every type of automotive test facility, including climatic and driveability wind tunnels; aerodynamic, acoustic, and thermodynamic wind tunnels; emissions test rooms; soak rooms; altitude chambers; engine and powertrain test cells; and electromagnetic anechoic chambers. We not only design and build these facility systems assets but also operate, maintain, and manage these facilities.

As a programmer / web developer you would provide programming support in the development of online systems to improve the efficiency of managerial tasks and the organization of data within a test laboratory environment. You would be responsible for delivering and supporting information technology services by developing, testing, implementing, and maintaining web-based application systems. Application uptime is maximized through continuous monitoring of potential failure modes and feedback from end users. Participation with colleagues to troubleshoot reported web-based application problems and issues is required. Tasked with looking for ways to improve existing applications (i.e. decreasing application load/computing times, integrate new functionality, etc.) and develop new applications that perform tasks which previously were performed manually. They apply knowledge in a variety of client and server side programming languages (i.e. JavaScript, SQL, PHP, etc.) to produce efficient web interfaces for a variety of users - technicians, engineers, and managers. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity, resourcefulness, self-motivation, and versatility is required.

The online systems are constantly being evolved to improve computing times and increase user-friendly aspects by incorporate newly released features. Most of these features are used via jQuery plug-ins and custom user interfaces aimed at optimizing monitor screen space and displaying only the information the user needs to see to accomplish their specific objective.
  • Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Languages/Applications - HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, ColdFusion - some experience in both server side (ColdFusion, PHP, ASP, etc.) and client side (JavaScript, AJAX) coding needed
  • General coding background (2+ years desired)
  • Database experience - SQL, table creation & modification (2+ years desired)
  • MS Office Applications
  • Adobe Dreamweaver/ColdFusion Builder
  • Visual Basic/VBA macro development experience a plus
  • Mobile device application experience a plus
  • The ability to work and handle complex assignments with a high degree of independence is a must

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Inside office environment, test lab - 100%

Exposure to SLED equipment - 25%

May require occasional local travel - 25%

Physical Requirements

Lifting Less than 50 lbs. 25%

Special clothing / equipment (wearing) PPE may be required including slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, and hearing protection in designated areas, 100%

Exposure to high noise areas possible in test facility, 25%

Equipment and Machines

Computer, fax machine, copier, telephone - 100%

Occasional use of hand tools - 25%


Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - 100%

Day Shift

May need to cover into afternoon or arrive early dependent upon workload

Regular attendance and punctuality critical

Other Essential Functions

Must take and pass pre employment drug and alcohol screen, background check, and HPE.

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to self or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Dependable personal transportation to work site is required.