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UW Continuum College (UWC²) has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Software Engineering to lead our software development team. The Assistant Director of Software Engineering is responsible for development, software architecture, and leading a team of developers. The Assistant Director of Software Engineering’s team is responsible for creating, integrating, and supporting key Continuum College software systems including our student information system (SIS), Salesforce, content management systems, and business intelligence systems. This role will also provide guidance on software development practices, technologies, and integrations with other teams. Additionally, this role will have oversight of many data and business intelligence related initiatives and systems.
Success in this role requires:
Knowledge and experience developing content management systems (e.g. Kentico), customer relationship systems (e.g. Salesforce), and business intelligence systems (e.g. SQL Server, Power BI)
Experience as a technical lead and functional manager of software developers
Up to date and hands on software development skills
Working collaboratively with UWC² Project Management Office and IT Teams on joint initiatives
Representing UWC² software interests with the UW-IT department
Fostering positive working relationships through proactive communication and collaboration with other UWC² departments and occasionally with UWC² senior leadership
A passion for our values: diversity and respect for all, a never-ending pursuit of excellence, integrity, and trust & openness
Supervising a team of 5-8 software engineers to maintain and create new systems to support all of Continuum College, which includes: o Assigning and monitoring work o Maintaining and recruiting software development staff o Serving as a technical lead o Providing structure and best practices for the team
Hands on development and integration of new and existing software systems
Developing and maintaining system architectures for high value systems
Consulting with other Continuum College departments around software development needs
Ensuring appropriate software system documentation is created and maintained
Other duties as required
UWC² team members bring their talents to a successful, respected and financially self-sustaining continuing education environment that values collaborative decision-making, innovative solutions and environmentally sound green practices. We are passionate about improving the educational experiences of our students and creating lasting partnerships with campus and our community.
Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science (or other relevant discipline) and 4 to 6 years of experience in a similar management and development role
Strong development and management experience creating and maintaining systems that use content management systems (preferably Kentico), customer relationship management systems (preferably Salesforce), and business intelligence systems
Experience developing and managing projects using the Microsoft product stack such as: o Classic ASP, ASP.NET, C#, MVC, SQL Server/SSIS/SSAS/SSRS, Visual Studio
Knowledge of business intelligence concepts such as data warehousing design, data cubes, predictive modeling, KPIs, and dashboards/scorecards
In depth experience architecting, integrating, and maintaining enterprise software systems from different vendors
Experience developing and managing systems in a cloud environment (e.g. AWS/Azure)
Experience with agile software development practices
Ability to work independently with general supervision
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Experience working in a university, education, or government setting
Experience developing and/or maintaining student information systems
Experience with cloud-based data warehousing and hybrid architectures
Salesforce.com/Force.com development experience (Apex, VisualForce)
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