Department:Educational and Community Supports Rank:Research Assistant Annual Basis:12 Month
Review of Applications Begins March 27, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants To be considered, complete applications must include the online application, a cover letter that specifically addresses how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position, and a CV or resume.
Department Summary Educational and Community Supports (ECS) within the College of Education is a University of Oregon based research center that turns peer-reviewed research into real-world solutions. We are a leader in the data-based decision-making space and pioneered solutions that enable educators to use student behavioral data when implementing real-time solutions in schools all over the United States and in over 10 international countries. Development at ECS blends cutting-edge research with a well-established and trusted educational service mission, sophisticated software and database architectures, and development tools. We offer a flexible, supportive family-friendly work environment in a stimulating academic setting.
At ECS, we value the contribution that diversity brings to our work and culture. Understanding and learning from our differences gives us unique opportunities to improve our products and services.
Position Summary At ECS, the Software Developer solves hard problems in an agile team environment. To do this effectively, the incumbent needs to understand how our systems work and think creatively about how we can improve them.
The Developer is constantly learning, faced with, and expected to overcome tough and interesting challenges, and must be unafraid to ask for help when hitting a wall. As a member of a tight-knit and agile team, constant improvement is central to all our work. The person in this position should be curious, questioning, and collaborative.
As a member of the development team, this position helps to build next-generation solutions that integrate disparate data sources into intuitive reporting engines, making teachers, staff and school administrators more effective at addressing problems in the classroom, on the bus, and on the playground.
The position plays an integral part in creating products that: • Improve data analysis • Expedite decision making in schools • Employ insights from leading educational researchers • Enable early identification of problems • Simplify effective interventions • Build supportive learning environments • Conduct data-intensive research
The Software Developer reports to the Director of Application Development.
Professional Competencies • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. • Team oriented. • Analytical skills. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged. • Intrinsic motivation to create something, desire to improve things, initiative taking, challenges, sense of mission, perseverance, concentration, result orientation. • Problem-solving skills: solution implementation and verification.
Preferred Qualifications • Familiar with SQL Server. • Agile Scrum methodology. • Continuous integration and build automation. • Familiarity with AJAX, REST APIs, Angular, Single Page Applications, or Mobile Development. • Familiarity with web accessibility standards. • Version control system such as Git and TFS. • One year of experience in design and development techniques including use of design patterns and application life-cycle management.
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