GSIE Software Developer

Fayetteville, AR
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number C951P

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Working Title GSIE Software Developer

Position Number 13813

Department Graduate School

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Graduate School and International Education oversees all matters related to the education of graduate and international students. We assist the University of Arkansas in excelling at research, teaching, training and service. We foster student and scholar success and enhance the overall student academic experience.
The Graduate School at the University of Arkansas has a reputation for producing some of the most influential leaders and researchers of our time. Our students work with experts in their fields who are striving to answer today's most challenging questions. They are at the forefront of discovery and are committed to enriching the global community.
Our students ask tough questions, drive innovation, break barriers, explore every angle, and solve complex problems. Our students lead change, and we want you to be a part of it. Explore which of our 130 graduate programs will help you shape the future.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The GSIE Software Developer will lead continuous improvement efforts of business processes through, small, fast track development projects. Most of the work will focus on integrating and connecting different systems, developing both end-user and back-end database solutions, automating manual business processes, and creating electronic forms and workflows.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field
  • At least two years of experience in programming and/or system analysis,


  • Completion of technical training in software, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military, or industrial setting
  • At least four years of experience in software support including one year in a leadership capacity.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise or experience with the following development tools: C#, Visual Basic and SharePoint Designer and workflows
  • Experience developing web-based electronic forms linked to back-end databases or systems
  • Experience developing workflow solutions
  • Experience with and able to provide examples of designing and developing business process improvements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of and skilled with basic programming and scripting skills such as C# or Visual Basic, REST/API, JSON, OAuth2, and ideally some experience with XML, SOAP, SSL/TLS/SSH, and some database experience
  • Skilled at effectively communicating with people in a professional, timely, and support to all users
  • Skilled with Windows and all MS Office applications
  • Skilled with being able to quickly assess, learn and develop new technologies
  • Skilled at organizing tasks and balance competing objectives

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Walking


  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - G. David Gearhart Hall

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100



Exceptionally well qualified applicants may be considered for salary higher than entry, dependent upon education and qualifications.

Pay Grade Level C121

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 10/19/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 11/06/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin after close date. To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter, and two letters of recommendation.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list any of the following programming languages/technologies that you know: JavaScript/ActionScript, Visual Basic (vb6/.net/vba), Perl, Python, HTML, ASP/ASP.NET, C/C++/Objective C, C#, Cobol, SQL, SQR, Java, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Which programming languages are you most familiar with?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Which areas of IT do you have experience in (mobile app development, programming, cyber security, user experience, data analytics, cloud, web development, graphic design, hardware)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of software support and/or programming experience do you have?
    • None
    • Less than 1
    • At least 1, but less than 2
    • At least 2, but less than 3
    • At least 3, but less than 4
    • 4 years or more
  5. * Describe your experience with project development and/or project management.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation (2)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status


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