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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Req #: 173066
Department: CONTINUUM COLLEGE
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 10/14/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years.

UW Continuum College (UWC) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. Were focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, were creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.

UW Continuum College (UWC) has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Software Engineering to lead our software development team.  The Assistant Director of Software Engineering is responsible for development, software architecture, and leading a team of developers. The Assistant Director of Software Engineerings team is responsible for creating, integrating, and supporting key Continuum College software systems including our student information system (SIS), Salesforce, content management systems, and business intelligence systems. This role will also provide guidance on software development practices, technologies, and integrations with other teams. Additionally, this role will have oversight of many data and business intelligence related initiatives and systems.

Success in this role requires:
  • Knowledge and experience developing content management systems (e.g. Kentico), customer relationship systems (e.g. Salesforce), and business intelligence systems (e.g. SQL Server, Power BI)
  • Experience as a technical lead and functional manager of software developers
  • Up to date and hands on software development skills
  • Working collaboratively with UWC Project Management Office and IT Teams on joint initiatives
  • Representing UWC software interests with the UW-IT department
  • Fostering positive working relationships through proactive communication and collaboration with other UWC departments and occasionally with UWC senior leadership
  • A passion for our values: diversity and respect for all, a never-ending pursuit of excellence, integrity, and trust & openness

    RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervising a team of 5-8 software engineers to maintain and create new systems to support all of Continuum College, which includes:
            o Assigning and monitoring work
            o Maintaining and recruiting software development staff
            o Serving as a technical lead
            o Providing structure and best practices for the team
  • Hands on development and integration of new and existing software systems 
  • Developing and maintaining system architectures for high value systems
  • Consulting with other Continuum College departments around software development needs
  • Ensuring appropriate software system documentation is created and maintained
  • Other duties as required

    UWC team members bring their talents to a successful, respected and financially self-sustaining continuing education environment that values collaborative decision-making, innovative solutions and environmentally sound green practices.  We are passionate about improving the educational experiences of our students and creating lasting partnerships with campus and our community.

    REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science (or other relevant discipline) and 4 to 6 years of experience in a similar management and development role
  • Strong development and management experience creating and maintaining systems that use content management systems (preferably Kentico), customer relationship management systems (preferably Salesforce), and business intelligence systems
  • Experience developing and managing projects using the Microsoft product stack such as:
            o Classic ASP, ASP.NET, C#, MVC, SQL Server/SSIS/SSAS/SSRS, Visual Studio
  • Experience with web scripting languages and tools such as:
            o HTML, jQuery, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, CSS, Node
  • Knowledge of business intelligence concepts such as data warehousing design, data cubes, predictive modeling, KPIs, and dashboards/scorecards
  • In depth experience architecting, integrating, and maintaining enterprise software systems from different vendors
  • Experience developing and managing systems in a cloud environment (e.g. AWS/Azure)
  • Experience with agile software development practices
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

    DESIRED
  • Experience working in a university, education, or government setting
  • Experience developing and/or maintaining student information systems
  • Experience with cloud-based data warehousing and hybrid architectures
  • Salesforce.com/Force.com development experience (Apex, VisualForce)

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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