Job description


Job no: 99986-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Information Systems/Technology, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is responsible for administration of the extramural research grants and contracts. RSP currently manages an open portfolio of over $4 Billion with annual awards over $1 Billion. This web systems developer position will assist in the management of the University's sponsored programs by developing web-based programs and tools for streamlining research administration. This position is on the Electronic Research Administration (eRA) team and helps support RSP staff, department administrators, researchers and faculty across campus by developing web-based programs and tools to streamline research administration.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in information systems, computer science, or related field. Consideration will be given to candidates with a degree in another field who have relevant work experience.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Successful candidates must be technology agnostic and willing to work with:
- Application development technologies such as ColdFusion, ASP.NET, jQuery, and JavaScript
- Relational databases (Oracle/SQL Server) and related technologies (SQL and PL/SQL)
- Relevant web technologies including HTML and CSS
- Integration technologies such as XML, JSON, and Web Services
- Source/version control using Git

Highly Desired:
- One or more years of database-driven, web application development
- Experience working in a sponsored programs office, sponsored programs accounting
- Knowledge of PeopleSoft Grants and related functionality

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
-An independent work initiative
-Excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor
-Experience in presenting/training in software systems
-Familiarity with system development and implementation life cycle and methodologies
-Experience in developing functional requirement documents and/or system design documents

Additional Information:

Please note that a successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position at time of hire or in the future.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter and resume.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to this position, in particular your experience with database-driven web-application development and technologies. Within the cover letter, please address your education and/or experience as applicable, and how the education and/or experience was gained:

Salary and prefix level will be determined based on skills and experience.


Kelly Marks
[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. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Aug 12 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Aug 26 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 8/13/2019
Application Due: 8/21/2019
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