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Software Engineer

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Software Engineer

Req #: 215857
Department: ORIS
Job Location: Seattle - Other
Posting Date: 11/30/2022 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $9,200-$10,200 per month 
Other Compensation:  
Shift: First Shift 
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, 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.

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.

The Office of Researchs constituency is the entire University, including UW branch campuses.  This position contributes technical systems design and development expertise within a diverse team environment that includes participants from a broad range of campus and administrative units. Successful candidates must interface productively with business analysis, project managers and quality assurance team members.

Technical scope requires deep systems knowledge and an ability to quickly learn and understand the policies, functional processes, and procedures of the University. Software complexity ranges from operating system internals to web-based services and applications, database and other persistence mechanisms and system integrations between differing technologies.  The scope of tasks performed span all project phases including design, development, testing, integrating, deploying and support.

This position supports the Office of Research mission to provide systems development, technical expertise and consultation to the University; prepare requirements definitions for client departments; design and implement appropriate solutions; identify and solve operational problems relating to networks, web services, integrations with diverse systems and end-user specific tools. This position will also identify and evaluate existing and emerging technologies and their applicability to UW needs. Timely delivery of efficient means of systems to submit and manage research grants and awards will uphold the UW position as a top research institution.

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 vigilant 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

Required Experience:
Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
6 years hands-on experience as an individual contributor to software application design, implementation, maintenance, and operation in accordance with industry standards and security best practices using: C#, .NET framework (including Entity Framework); SQL Server and document-oriented databases, including database schema design and writing stored procedures/functions; RESTful APIs; message-queue architectures; Azure DevOps Server; CI/CD pipelines in for Git repositories, and source controlling artifacts via Git, in alignment with common branching strategies and workflows; IIS management
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written mediums with individuals and groups in order to socialize information and knowledge with a diverse group of colleagues
Demonstrated ease in technical and non-technical review as both reviewer and reviewee in order to facilitate collaborative group activities such as change control and pull request review

Desired Experience:
Object, data, metadata, process, and/or information modeling
Application performance monitoring and management
OpenAPI Specification (Swagger)
Automated testing
Event-driven, distributed architecture
Real-time data to support business intelligence reporting
Postman API Platform
Team Foundation Version Control
JavaScript, including Node.js, npm, AngularJS and Angular (2+)
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform / RAML
common content exchange formats, including Markdown, YAML, and JSON
Elasticsearch / OpenSearch
Cloud-native application development (containers and containers orchestration, machine learning, function as a service)
AWS, including but not limited to Lambda, S3, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, EC2, Route53, Elastic Kubernetes Service
Secure web application development practices
Lean/Agile software development methodologies
Working in higher education and/or research administration

Working Conditions:
This position:
Contributes in a collaborative teamwork environment
Collaboration across diverse backgrounds, personalities, and disciplines is done in a shared space working environment through scheduled and ad hoc meetings focused on problem solving
May be required to work in a hybrid environment, using remote and on-site workplaces
While normally has a Monday-Friday day shift, will occasionally have responsibilities or emergent situations where work outside of standard business hours is required to ensure software deployments go smoothly, to respond to incidents, and/or to meet critical deadlines
May be required to be on call
Is an essential position and is required to report to work when UW suspends operations when needed

Office of Research Executive Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Office of Research shares President Cauces commitment to combat inequities and racism. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of our research enterprise and are embedded in the culture of who we are as an institution and employer.
We will honor different and unique identities and nurture an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for all staff, students and faculty in the Office of Research and for all members of the UW research community. We will regularly review our services and systems and adapt them to reflect the evolving environments and work styles of our employees and those we serve.
We are ALL responsible for confronting bias and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Our call is to remove barriers and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We all must commit to this ongoing work.
Recognizing and valuing diversity will make the Office of Research and the University stronger, and enrich the stellar research carried out at the UW.

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 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.

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.


Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.


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Posted: 2022-12-01 Expires: 2023-04-01

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