Junior Programmer Analyst

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



District of Columbia
United States


World Learning, Inc. seeks a self-starting professional in the IT field looking to advance their development skills in multiple technical environments. As a member of the IT Application Development Team, the Junior Programmer Analyst is responsible for evaluating and meeting the information and computing needs of the various business groups at World Learning. Specifically, this includes analysis and development of information management tools, design and development of information access strategies, and delivery of the training, maintenance, and support required to ensure information is effectively used in decision-making and operations. As part of a small team, this position will also be responsible for some web administration responsibilities, mostly for internal websites. This position reports to the Deputy Director & Head of Application Development and is part of a small IT team co-located in Vermont and DC.



·        Work with IT team members to design, analyze, code, test, implement, and document solutions for business problems;

·        Interview, gather, analyze, and produce business requirements based upon business need within the organization;

·        Provide input to determine the best solution to resolve business problems;

·        Maintain and enhance IT solutions for business areas;

·        Follow team’s coding standards and industry best practices;

·        Continually improve own development skillset by working with staff mentor, utilizing training resources, and participating in code review;

·        Provides management and support for Content Management System (currently Mura) and is responsible for monitoring nightly batch jobs to assure completion;

·        Provides support and management of SSL certificates for web-based applications to ensure secure online services for end user constituencies;

·        Applies all web software upgrades and patches as necessary to keep web servers up-to-date and secured;

·        Perform other tasks as needed toward the implementation and support of the organization’s information systems.



·        BA/BS in related field or at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position;

·        Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: Microsoft SQL, ColdFusion, SharePoint, Microsoft .Net, Salesforce, Javascript;

·        Experience or demonstrated proficiency in object-oriented languages;

·        Understanding of building web-based applications;

·        Ability to demonstrate skills in information needs analysis, requirements collection, development and testing in a Windows environment;

·        Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail;

·        Strong interpersonal skills with excellent patience, clarity of communications, and commitment to team approach.


Desired Qualifications

·        Relevant experience working in a not-for-profit, educational, or international organization;

·        Knowledge and experience with Windows operating systems and Windows-based programming languages;

·        Experience supporting a Student Information System (SIS) such as Ellucian Colleague;

·        Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services and/or SQL Server Integration Services.



·        Strong Analytical Thinking (ability to identify and respond to complex situations);

·        Good Oral Communication (ability to convey and absorb information through spoken words);

·        Good Written Communication (ability to write clearly and to understand written communications);

·        Strong Teamwork capability (capability to work with others to achieve a common goal);

·        Ability to manage their own work effectively and efficiently.


Why World Learning

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of over $100 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

Today, more than ever, the world needs fully engaged global citizens who recognize what it means to build bridges of tolerance, respect, and understanding and have the knowledge, skills, and international experience to assume leadership positions in the world. At this moment of unprecedented, acute, international need and opportunity, World Learning is responding by re-investing in its programs, deepening their impact, and implementing a global vision for the future.


World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree