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UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW’s IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT provides critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers, and research operations around the world. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.
The Mainframe Engineering team provides knowledgeable system design, administration, software engineering, and operational support for platform services supporting academic and administrative application systems. The team designs, implements, and operates enterprise-level servers, supporting tools, and infrastructure. Projects undertaken will typically involve providing integrated solutions with distributed applications running on evolving versions of both Windows and Linux operating systems, as well as, cloud based SaaS solutions which support the University.
UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer.
The Software Engineer position requires a team-oriented IT professional, experienced in designing, implementing and managing complex mainframe systems and infrastructure in a highly-available environment. This position directly supports the research, teaching, and administrative missions of the University.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a related field or equivalent experience.
Five or more years’ experience systems Programming and system integration. Knowledge and ability to effectively program utilizing ALGOL, COBOL or other equivalent high-level computer programming languages.
Knowledge of systems tuning techniques such as messaging, database organization and disk io, both physical and logical.
Knowledge and good decision making skills concerning security issues, incident handling, system design, and disaster recovery.
Experience designing and supporting HA environments.
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and apply new technologies.
Experience in complex technical projects involving multiple teams.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, 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.
Experience in ClearPath Libra Software Series OPS console System PCD editor OCManager Qualifications.
Knowledge of Unisys mainframe operating environment and utilities including ClearPath Software Series Log Analyzer, DMSII, and SecurityCenter,
Experience in a research university or other academic institution.
Experience with many of the following technologies: VMWare,Java, XML, COMS, DMSII, SURE, DNS, VPNs, IPSec, Firewalls, REST, Web services, LDAP, SSH, and X509 digital certificates.
Experience with ITIL processes
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Working conditions include typical office environments and university data centers.
This is an essential position and is required to report to work remotely when UW suspends operations.
Position participates in an on-call rotation and must be able to respond to outages during off-hours.
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.
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