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Our Office of Research has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer. This individual 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.
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
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s 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
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • 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
Additional information for 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 Cauce’s 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.
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