1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 193816
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 09/10/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
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.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.  

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. 

Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington. UW-IT provides strategic planning, oversight, and direction for UWs extensive IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.

IT Infrastructure (ITI) division of UW-IT delivers the technology infrastructure required to sustain UW as a leading research, teaching, learning, and medical institution. These technologies support the UWs core mission at all levels research, teaching, learning, healthcare, and the necessary underlying administrative and operational functions required to deliver these services. ITI infrastructure supports all three UW campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma), UW Medicine (medical centers and clinics), the state K-20 Education Network (300+ school districts), and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (research & education networks throughout the PNW and Pacific Rim). ITI designs, builds, and operates technology infrastructure services including networks, computing & storage solutions, data centers, telecommunications services, identity & access management, and the infrastructure tools required to operate, integrate, and report on these services.

The Infrastructure Software Tools (IST) service team within ITI develops and operates full-stack web applications to support a wide variety of customers and systems. Our application portfolio includes tools supporting network device management, infrastructure & application monitoring, DNS & DHCP, asset & configuration management, telecom management, and service center operations. IST is responsible for the full stack and software lifecycle, from problem definition and gathering customer requirements through building and operating the software systems. Our applications are used by network engineers, support specialists, and departmental computing administrators throughout UW, and are critical to the operations of UWs networks with over a million users.

This Full Stack Engineer position is responsible for developing sustainable software solutions. Often this involves developing custom software and integrating it with third party software or systems using APIs or ETL processes. Sometimes it involves maintaining our teams internal systems to reduce technical debt or improving and optimizing our development and deployment workflows. In all cases it requires evaluation, adaptation, integration, and management of sophisticated system, network, and application software to support the research, teaching, and administrative computing requirements of UW units. This position reduces the workload on other parts of the UW and beyond by removing repetitive work through workflow management, automation, and self-service.

This position sets an example for strong software development practices for peers and works to improve our development, testing, automation, and deployment processes.


  • Bachelors Degree in computer science, informatics, mathematics, information science, business administration, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Four or more years of experience developing and supporting web applications, including:
  • Backend development in a high level language, such as Python, JavaScript, Perl, or similar, for deployment in a Linux or cloud environment;
  • Frontend web browser development using HTML/CSS/JavaScript;
  • Database development using SQL and a relational database system such as PostgreSQL;
  • Experience developing software in Python;
  • Demonstrated experience with the software development lifecycle including version control (Git) and code reviews;
  • Experience with DevOps practices including testing, continuous integration, and monitoring;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Experience building, maintaining, and operating web service APIs, including management of authentication and authorization, versioning and change control, and caching and scaling.
  • Experience deploying in cloud environments using tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Familiar with messaging services like Amazon SNS/SQS.
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks like Angular or React.
  • Knowledge of software test methodologies and automation tools.
  • Knowledge of networking-related concepts  such as routing basics, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Experience with IAM technologies used in research and education communities like SAML, OIDC, InCommon, eduGAIN, eduPerson, and ORCID.
  • Experience in a major research University setting.


    Currently this position is 100% remote due to Covid-19 restrictions. This position will have the following requirements when a return to work occurs; The position contributes in a collaborative team environment, in an open physical workspace, through ad hoc meetings focused on design and/or problem-solving, using a variety of communication and collaboration tools. The incumbent may need to respond to service incidents, outages, and respond to customer questions on a priority/urgency basis. The incumbent may need to work varied hours to meet priority project milestones and other externally imposed deadlines and to accomplish work assignments on which the activities of others depend. Occasional travel may be required. The same levels where applicable of participation are required in a remote work environment.

    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.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    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 affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


    Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


    Posted: 2021-07-29 Expires: 2021-10-21

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