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Bright Horizons Application Developer in Newton, Massachusetts

What you will be doing:

The Application Developer is the driving force behind the delivery of technical solutions for Mobile/Web Applications, Application integrations and Back-end processes.

Application Developers develop, document, and test software to ensure that the software meets the needs of end-users and achieves business goals. Application Developers provide technical guidance to development teams and oversee the technical aspects of all projects.

What we hope you will bring to this role:

  • Develops web-based forms using Docuphase Frevo and web development languages (e.g., JavaScript, Java, HTML) to meet established business and legal requirements for child care enrollment in Bright Horizons centers.

  • Builds and maintains integrations between web applications using APIs or SQL-to-SQL jobs for form data submission into Bright Horizons administrative systems.

  • Supports in-house infrastructure for forms management, including software upgrades, SSL cert maintenance, and working with SysAdmin team to configure and troubleshoot issues with single sign on, ADFS, etc.

  • Work as part of a team with IT analysts, quality engineers, product managers, and business partners to deliver against business objectives.

  • Advise team members and business partners on technical considerations, implementation problems, security constraints, etc. impacting the ability to build and develop desired forms.

  • Work with Quality Engineers to ensure forms are adequately tested prior to release.

  • Analyze, estimate, and delivery user stories and bugs assigned to meet time sensitive deadlines.

Decision Making

Receives general direction and exercises some independent judgement


Typically influence is limited to team members



Job Requirements


Bachelor's Degree in Computer science or software engineering is required


3 years in Application development experience with business applications in a fast-paced development environment is required

3 years in Designing, developing, and implementing business solutions from concept through to production is required

A minimum of 3 additional years of experience would be considered in lieu of the applicable degree

Additional Job Requirements

  • Prior experience with forms development software to build or enhance web-based forms (e.g., Docuphase / Frevo, Microsoft Forms, Google Forms, PowerApps, etc)

  • Familiarity with web development languages (e.g., Javascript, Java, HTML)

  • Building and maintaining integrations between web applications using APIs or SQL-to-SQL jobs

  • Knowledge of information systems, infrastructure, and operational systems in a corporate business environment (e.g., ADFS, Azure, SecureAuth Single Sign On, etc).

  • Experience designing systems with standard security protocols. Familiarity with common vulnerabilities and how to prevent them.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to tailor message to audience. Ability to communicate technology concepts to non-technical audiences.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage business and technical relationships with internal clients

  • Knowledgeable of best practices in information technology governance and application delivery.

The range of compensation listed here or that may be discussed in the interview process is what Bright Horizons in good faith anticipates offering for this job opening. Actual compensation offers will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education and training, certifications, geography, and other relevant business or organizational factors.

Life at Bright Horizons:

Our home office employees support all facets of our business — and no matter which department you join, you’ll be part of a passionate team doing work that makes a difference in the lives of children and families.

Our people are the heart of our company. Because we’re as committed to our own employees as we are to the clients we serve, our collaborative workplaces are designed to grow careers and support personal lives. Here, you’ll find traditional perks (health insurance, 401(k), PTO, and flex spending) plus childcare discounts, education assistance, and so much more. Join us to experience how we support our people to realize their passion, possibilities, and purpose both at work and at home. All in a workplace where you can be you. Come build a brighter future with us.


Contact us at or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English ( and EEO – Spanish ( along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ( and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) ( .

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Passion, Potential, and Possibilities

All three await you in a Bright Horizons ® career. Whether you work in one of our child care centers, a corporate office, or a family’s home, you’ll be part of a company named 20 times as one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” ( ​​​​​​​Join a team driven to make a difference, one child, one family, and one organization at a time. Come build a brighter future with us .