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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 182490
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 09/09/2020 
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.

The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates

Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

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. 

Office of Research Information Services (ORIS), a division of the Office of Research, coordinates, develops, and supports electronic research administration for faculty and staff at the University of Washington. Goals include:
  • Improve service to Principal Investigators (PIs) and research and administrative staff, enhance their ability to obtain funding, reduce their workload, and streamline the processing of their proposals.
  • Provide authorized individuals with convenient access to timely information on the status of proposals and awards.
  • Increase the efficiency of the research community to meet growing workload and compliance demands with limited resources. 
  • Maintain the University of Washington's position as a leading public research University.

    The University of Washingtons Office of Research Information Services has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer. 

    The Software Engineer will provide systems design, development, programming, implementation, consultation, maintenance and support for the various projects related to the electronic grants management system used by the faculty, staff and grant administrators at the University of Washington to procure and administer research grants and contracts. Other essential functions include providing technical leadership and expertise for systems development colleagues and providing expert consultation to clients and systems managers. This position directly supports the research mission of the University.      


    Back-End Systems Design and Development

  • Develop and code new features utilizing modern technologies and following best practices

  • Write, clean, readable, testable, and maintainable code

  • Collaborate with front-end developers on creating well integrated, performant back end solutions

  • Develop technical estimates

  • Manage workload and negotiate priorities to achieve milestones

  • Apply best practices and help the team improve on quality and stability of the system

  • Participate in and perform peer code reviews

  • Be vigilante in discovering opportunities for automation and instrumentation

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to take on broader responsibilities when necessary

  • Contribute in an agile scrum team

  • Participate in production support and operations

  • Display great curiosity and willingness to question

    Planning and Consultation

  • Solve problems as a team with Business Analysts, QA, internal and external integration software groups

  • Participate in team meetings, documentation and communicate technical concepts and designs

  • Other duties as needed


  • BA in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

  • Minimum of 4 years experience developing back end systems in an object-oriented environment

  • Proficiency in object-oriented development, with C# and .Net Framework preferred

  • Experience building web services

  • API Development and Design for cross team integration

  • Good technical, cross group collaboration and communication skills

  • Demonstrated design and problem-solving skills

  • Strong passion for performance analysis, quality and engineering excellence at scale

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


  • Experience creating Restful web services in a microservice architecture

  • Experience bringing software to production

  • Knowledge of lean/agile software development practices including Scrum and Kanban

  • Relational and non-relational database experience

  • CI build systems experience

  • Familiarity with Web front end technologies

  • Experience with DevOps supporting production systems


    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.


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