1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 174395
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/10/2020 
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. 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.

The 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.

UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for an Software Engineer.

The Infrastructure Software Tools Service team (IST) within ITI develops and operates software systems to support a wide variety of customers and infrastructure. Our application portfolio includes tools supporting network management, infrastructure & application monitoring, DNS & DHCP, asset & configuration management, telecom management, and tools to support service center operations. Our IST team 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 and systems support everything from small customer teams to networks with over a million users.


  • Bachelors degree in STEM, business/management, or related discipline

  • Three years experience designing, writing, implementing, and supporting server-based software front end applications. These three years should include:

         -experience writing web applications such as (Python or JavaScript)

         -experience with relational databases (such as SQL)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Python

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new methodologies, tools, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience with version control tools (such as GitHub)

  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision: both independently and as part of a team

  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills and technical documentation skills

  • Demonstrated excellent end user liaison, teamwork, 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.


  • Professional experience with both Python and JavaScript Frameworks

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

  • Experience with SQL database schema design

  • Knowledge and skills in object, data, metadata, process, and/or information modeling

  • Knowledge of DNS, DHCP and the OSI model

  • Experience developing frontend applications with jQuery, Angular, HTML, and/or CSS

  • Experience with PostgreSQL

  • Knowledge and experience of systems like RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Docker, and/or Kubernetes

  • Knowledge and skills using REST architecture/technologies and/or service-oriented architecture

  • Knowledge of Linux system administration

  • Experience with project management methodologies and related tools (such as JIRA)

  • Knowledge of information security strategies and methodologies for managing network, enterprise, and/or system-level risks

  • Experience with large scale technical projects in large, complex environments

  • Knowledge of IT accessibility issues for users with disabilities; familiarity with accessibility standards and best practices; experience testing for accessibility; and demonstrated ability to design content/applications with accessibility considerations


    This professional position requires the employee to fulfill the duties of the job. This may entail occasional situations where work outside of standard work days is required to meet deadlines or respond to emergency situations. Work in open office environment, office environment, and/or data centers. This position participates in an on-call rotation and must be able to respond to outages during off-hours.

    This is an essential position and is required to report to work remotely when UW suspends operations.

    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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