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Western Carolina University
  • Position Number: 4502153
  • Location: Cullowhee, NC
  • Position Type: Computing - Programming/Analyst

.NET Application Developer - 004724

Western Carolina University

Department: IT Applications & Systems

About WCU: Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 "Americas Best Employers by State" list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Forbes has also ranked Western Carolina University in the Top 100 of Americas Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCUs main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nations most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary: The position has the opportunity for up to 40% remote work from the Cullowhee, NC campus or full-time remote work if occupying a residence outside a 30-mileradius in North Carolina.

The Application Developer is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining a range of technical solutions (primarily .NET web applications) that originate with IT project requests. Solutions range from performing feasibility of a new feature to standing up 3rd party software to building custom solutions within adopted frameworks. Development duties mainly consist of creating and maintaining web applications and web services using object-oriented languages, leveraging object-relational mapping frameworks for database operations, and collaborating with other developers to develop and maintain internal frameworks. The developer participates in all aspects of the system development life cycle - analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance.

Telework requirements (for candidates choosing to telework):
- Must be located within a eight hour driving distance of the WCU campus in Cullowhee, NC.
- Periodic campus visits will be required.
- Most meetings will be conducted via video conference when possible so conference capabilities must be available from remote work location.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math or Engineering or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in application development; or a Bachelors degree with some computer coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in application development; or an Associates degree in computer programming and three years of experience in application development: or an equivalent combination of education and experience.2 years of experience with .NET application development using MVCMust be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience developing secure and stateful web applications using .NET Core, Blazor, SignalR and Microsoft Identity platform (Azure AD; OAuth; OpenID Connect). Experience interacting and building data structures within a variety of DBMS (SQL Server; Oracle; Azure SQL) using ORM frameworks such as Entity and Dapper. Experience developing secure RESTful web services and applications using Microsofts MVC and Web API patterns. Experience deploying and managing applications and complementary developer resources within Azure (e.g. Azure DevOps, App Services, Key Vault, etc.) 3-5 years of experience with .NET application development

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process.For questions or additional information, please contact Jed Tate at or 828-227-2431.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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