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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 173276
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/25/2019 
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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW.  Academic Services (AS) within UW-IT develops and provides technologies, learning spaces, classroom support and services that enhance teaching, learning and research at the UW. This division works with UW faculty and departments to use technology to improve learning outcomes and to advance the Universitys academic mission. It collaborates with other UW units and external partners to share and integrate resources and services with a focus on creating efficiencies.

The Student Program within AS, supports UW enterprise student applications for registration, admissions, financial aid and more, including overseeing modernization efforts; develops initiatives focused on delivering high value, shorter-term enhancements including the MyPlan online academic planning tool; represents the UWs involvement in Kuali Student, a next-generation student administrative system being developed by a consortium of top-tier universities.

The Mainframe Developer will provide senior level system development and consultation to support enterprise student applications for registration, admissions, and financial aide systems.  This position will collaborate with client departments to define requirements; design and implement appropriate solutions; identify and solve operational problems relating to: networks, distributed services, mainframe systems, 3rd party applications, and end-user specific tools.  This position effects every student and their student experience within the Universty, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma.


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Management or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of four years experience in expert-level programming knowledge and experience with COBOL and mainframe database management systems.

  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, user liaison skills, customer orientation, and personal interaction abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions for business and research needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a professional manner in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team environment, across different application areas and with different client and technical teams.

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


  • Demonstrated programming knowledge and experience with Java, C#, .NET, XML, SQL.

  • Experience in enterprise-scale administrative systems at a major research university.

  • Experience with ARMS-based financial or ISI-based payroll, benefit and HR systems.

  • Experience with large-scale procurement, payables and receivables systems.

  • Experience with large-scale university student administration systems.

  • Knowledge and experience with WFL, DMS II, CANDE, and COBOL85 in the Unisys MCP mainframe environment.


    Work in open office 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.
  • 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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