The University of Southern Californiaâs (USCâs) Information Technology Services is seeking a talented Software Engineer (Full Stack) with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join its team. As the Software Engineer (Full Stack), you will be an integral member of the Enterprise Applications team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to help solve multidimensional information technology problems, improve customer experience, and generate value for our campus stakeholders across a broad base of departments and constituencies.
ITS has embarked on a major digital transformation initiative to continually improve services for faculty, staff, and students in support of USCâs ascent as a leading institution of higher education. The ITS vision aligns strategy, business, and services; affirms ITS cultural values; empowers cross-functional teamwork; embraces world-class best practices; and promotes innovation, excellence, agility, and efficiency. To achieve this vision, ITS is committed to providing a modern technology infrastructure that is resilient and delivers the performance necessary to meet the demands of a growing customer base, training in the latest technologies for its highly productive and motivated workforce, outstanding customer experience, and technology services that are aligned with the universityâs mission to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students. ITS is creating a workplace where employees can develop cutting-edge skills, take pride in the services they provide, and have access to the roles and career paths that align to their abilities and potential.Â
We are looking for top talent to join us on our journey.
USCâs ITS organization represents a diverse and talented team, committed to supporting a collaborative culture and delivering secure and innovative IT services, core to the mission of USC. ITS values accountability, excellence, and commitment to exceptional customer experience. ITS strives for a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages employees to do their best work every day and where individuals are recognized and celebrated for their contributions.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angelesâa global center for arts, technology, and international business.Â With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Familyâthe faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to workâyou will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
Come join the ITS team and work as a trusted partner in shaping an environment of innovation and excellence for the university.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The candidate for the position of Software Engineer (Full Stack) must meet the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Two years of experience in a relevant field such as information technology, higher education, or another relevant field.
Experience using any of the following platforms for cloud or API management: Git, Azure DevOps, Apigee, and/or other similar platforms and tools.
Comprehensive knowledge of architecting, designing, and developing software solutions.
Ability to provide technical expertise and creative solutions while maintaining alignment to the organization's objectives and customer needs.
Understanding of scalable and automated solutions.
Substantial knowledge in security concepts and familiarity with secure code development techniques.
Experience performing unit testing, system integration testing, performance testing, and user acceptance testing.
Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members.
Ability to provide detailed information and summaries to management.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate for the position of Software Engineer (Full Stack) has the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc.
More than four years of experience in a relevant field such as information technology, higher education, or another relevant field.
Experience with MEAN stack, headless content management systems, and/or caching.
Experience with microservice design patterns.
Experience in performing unit and system integration testing and facilitating performance and user acceptance testing (using xUnit, Jasmine, mocks, fakes, etc.).
Experience with queue management technologies (MSMQ, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, etc.).
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
The Software Engineer (Full Stack) designs, develops and maintains software solutions and frameworks. The Software Engineer (Full Stack) develops software solutions by adhering to functional and technical requirements, evaluating information needs, and collaborating with a broad range of customers, partners and key stakeholders. This role is responsible for developing clean code and conducting regular code reviews. The Software Engineer (Full Stack) evaluates system flow, data usage, and work processes, and investigates problem areas. In this role, the Software Engineer (Full Stack) manages work activities against the software development lifecycle. As a member of ITS, the Software Engineer (Full Stack) demonstrates ITS values in action.
The Software Engineer (Full Stack):
Communicates and presents problem-solving rationale to diverse audiences in a variety of settings. Works collaboratively with team members, stakeholders, and vendors to understand specifications and deliver features based on business requirements. Participates in the open and honest sharing of ideas and opinions. Readily seeks assistance and support.
Supports the planning of projects and tasks. Contributes to the development and execution of best-in-class processes and procedures. Supports the universityâs compliance with security governance and policies by embedding standards, procedures, and quality measures into work plans and workflows. Communicates the identification of issues and fixes. Produces high-quality deliverables.
Leverages insights on customer pain points, challenges, and needs to provide customer-focused solutions. Supports the customer point of view when identifying priorities and presenting solutions. Builds and maintains effective customer relationships by providing timely follow-up and feedback. Handles customer requests and routes them to the appropriate party for tracking and resolution. Seeks to deliver quality solutions.
Participates in innovation and continuous improvement by leveraging the latest industry knowledge. Maintains currency with new technologies. Learns and adapts quickly to new situations and technologies. Continually develops skills, knowledge, and abilities. Takes the initiative to experiment with new ideas and technologies. Anticipates the impact of emerging technologies and makes recommendations for adjustments.
Supports continuous improvement by developing new and revised software applications. Ensures code is maintainable and supportable. Develops quality code that performs as intended upon implementation. Adapts to changing priorities.
Follows best practices to support logical and efficient decision-making. Presents opportunities, understands success criteria, and measures activities for success. Conducts root cause analysis exercises to identify and resolve issues. Recommends realistic solutions to enhance business value.
Contributes to an inclusive environment that values differences by building and maintaining collaborative relationships with team members, peers, and ITS leaders. Actively embodies ITS values and behaviors including accountability, ethics, and best-in-class customer service. Contributes to a culture of trust and transparency by sharing information broadly, openly, and deliberately.
Supports the vision for Enterprise Applications. Works closely with team members and management to implement and support effective solutions for software development. Maintains currency with technology, standards, and best practices. Supports process improvement efforts within the team and across ITS.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.