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JOB NO.: 93669-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: OVCRGE/GLBRC

Location: Madison

Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93669-AS

Working Title: Developer/Software Engineer


Hiring Department: A346120-VCRGE/GLBRC

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 07, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree Required. B.S. in Computer Science or related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Minimum 1-year experience designing and building data-driven web applications, preferably with Ruby on Rails or similar MVC framework
- Knowledge of object-oriented programming techniques
- HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JQuery, AJAX
- Database design and knowledge of SQL
- Experience developing in a team environment using Git-based version control and software development lifecycle methodologies
- Ability to apply logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments in parallel and adapt quickly to changing priorities
- Experience with code reviews, process-driven development methodologies and automated testing (RSpec, Junit, Cucumber, etc.) preferred
- Experience working in a virtual and devops environments utilizing virtual machines, containers, and continuous integration/deployment tools preferred
- Experience working with Linux and the command line preferred
- Experience working in a Scrum agile development environment preferred
- Knowledge of biology and/or statistics a plus

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is a Department of Energy center established to conduct fundamental research on microbial and plant systems to create biofuels. The GLBRC is housed at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with collaborators at several national labs and other universities.

As a member of the Information Services (IS) team supporting research teams of faculty, staff, post docs, and graduate students, the Developer/Software Engineer will build and implement systems and applications to support the research and operational objectives of the GLBRC. The position requires a highly motivated team player who will help architect custom web-based applications and databases for use by GLBRC researchers and operations staff.

This position will report to the GLBRC IS Coordinator and work closely with the Lead Developer and other technical staff within the IS team.

This position requires the ability to work both in a team and independently and the ability to communicate and collaborate with members of an inter-disciplinary team. Willingness and ability to rapidly learn new skills, concepts, and technologies is essential. This position offers an opportunity to play an important role in creating a keystone research center for the first great national challenge of the 21st century, sustainable energy independence. For additional information regarding the GLBRC, visit our website:

Additional Information:


Emily Hickey
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Mar 5 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Apr 2 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/6/2018
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