Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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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 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 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.
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
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/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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:
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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