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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 Washington’s Office of Research Information Services has an outstanding opportunity for a full time 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 (UW) 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 Research’s 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.
Responsibilities: 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
Required: • 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 and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Desired: • 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
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position contributes in a collaborative team work environment. Collaboration among Project Managers, Business Analysts, Software Developers, UX team, CX team and business partners is supported through a shared space working environment, ad hoc meetings focused on problem-solving, and the use of synchronous and asynchronous communication tools. Inflexible deadlines and non-standard working hours are at times required.
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