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Program Developer

Christ Church (Rockway, NJ)
Rockaway, NJ
Developer Dev-Ops HTML/CSS JavaScript Rock Admin SQL UI/UX Database IT
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Purpose: The Program Developer role at Christ Church is vital for enhancing digital engagement and optimizing online platforms to support the church's mission. Responsibilities include leveraging Rock RMS, designing and maintaining websites, and implementing custom solutions for effective communication and community interaction.

Mission Alignment: The Program Developer position exists to align technology with the church's mission, fostering meaningful engagement with congregants through innovative web solutions. Responsibilities encompass software development, CRM application management, and ensuring online accessibility and usability.

Digital Optimization: This role is essential for maximizing the church's digital presence and facilitating seamless interaction with congregants. Duties include developing and maintaining responsive websites, implementing security protocols, and customizing Rock RMS workflow automations to meet specific organizational needs.

Technical Stewardship: As a Program Developer, the primary goal is to serve as a steward of technology, ensuring that digital platforms effectively support the church's objectives. Responsibilities span from designing user-friendly web interfaces to integrating AI automation, with a focus on problem-solving and technological innovation.


  • As a Program Developer at Christ Church, you will leverage Rock RMS and oversee web maintenance for our church websites. This pivotal role involves designing, implementing, and sustaining various features, modules, and customizations within Rock and across our digital platforms, with a particular focus on optimizing mobile user experiences. Your expertise will play a critical role in advancing our mission-driven objectives.
  • With a keen eye for detail, implement coding standards and conventions to ensure consistency across projects that lead to clean, efficient, and well-documented code.
  • Utilize analytical skills while also collaborating with team members to identify, debug, and troubleshoot issues that arise during development or in production.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the Digital Coordinator, Director of Marketing & Communications and other ministry and department leaders to offer digital solutions that drive efficiency and mission.
  • Embrace agile principles and practices, including iterative development, continuous integration, and regular feedback cycles to ensure best practices for web and program development.
  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality web-based software applications that meet the church’s requirements and objectives, monitoring scalability, and security to deliver a seamless user experience.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, new technologies, platforms, and processes that keep Christ Church on the leading edge of web and application development.

Rock RMS Developer

  • As a Rock RMS developer, your primary role will involve developing and enhancing the platform by designing, implementing, and maintaining a wide range of features, modules, and customizations within the platform.
  • Liaise with the Digital Coordinator and Rock Consultants (DTS) to ramp-up your knowledge of all Rock related code including but not limited to C#, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL, .NET, Lava, CSS, HTML, Ajax, JQuery, Bootstrap, etc., with the eventual goal of bringing all Rock RMS development in-house.
  • Scope, build, and troubleshoot Rock RMS ministry workflow automations to address both simple and complex congregational engagement funnels.
  • Design and develop custom solutions, plugins, and integrations within the Rock RMS platform as well as the church’s website, app, and other ministry needs to enhance congregational experiences.
  • Optimize the performance of Rock RMS by identifying bottlenecks, implementing caching strategies, and tuning database queries.
  • Document technical specifications, architectural designs, and code changes to facilitate knowledge transfer and future maintenance.

Web Developer

  • Develop and maintain responsive websites and mobile applications to enhance online interaction and accessibility for our community.
  • Craft compelling, user-friendly pages for web and mobile platforms in accordance with brand guidelines.
  • Implement robust security protocols for web-based platforms.
  • Champion SEO optimization and adhere to best practices for all web pages.
  • Perform routine site audits, as well as ongoing maintenance, on an as-needed basis.
  • Maintain a professional understanding of web development by tracking trends and participating in study groups.
  • Integrate and configure event tracking such as Meta Pixels, Google Analytics, Search Console, Tag Manager, etc., to ensure comprehensive tracking of user behavior.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or a related field or at least 5 years of industry experience as a software/web developer.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Previous experience programming the Rock RMS and/or other similar Church Management Systems preferred.


  • Proficiency in programming languages, including C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, AngularJS
  • Knowledge of Less (a CSS preprocessor), TypeScript, ASP.NET MVC framework
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g. Git) and development workflows
  • Strong understanding of software development methodologies and best practices
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team


  • In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Christ Church is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • If you require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of your job, please notify the Human Resources Department as soon as possible.


  • Christ Church is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan with company match
  • Company paid basic life insurance and personal accidental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • A host of fringe benefits
  • A fun and welcoming work environment

Rock RMS Job Board Policy
Rock is a growing community. While the harvest is great the workers are few. We highly discourage actively recruiting from other churches. The positions are provided for those outside of church staff or for those who feel led to move to a new opportunity.
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