Software Engineer (136267)

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Software Engineer

Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS)

University of Illinois System - Urbana

The University System Office seeks a Software Engineer to develop and support complex batch and web applications, mobile applications, interfaces, and reports in a multi-tier distributed environment. The Software Engineer performs analysis, design, and development activities in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). This position also provides leadership and guidance in software development activities and projects.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform system analysis, design, development and unit testing of batch, mobile and Web applications potentially using one or more the following technologies: .NET, FormBuilder, ColdFusion, Java, Lotus Domino, Informatica, SAS, Business Objects, Crystal Reports, iOS Development Suite, Android Development Suite, SQL Server, or Oracle.
  2. Provide technical support and product customization for third party enterprise applications such as Ellucian Banner, Upside, DARWin, CAS, Intrafinity SitePublish CMS, Sharepoint, etc.
  3. Provide support for existing applications, including bug fixes, routine maintenance, mandated maintenance, functional issues, and performance issues.
  4. Translate functional requirements into detailed technical design specifications using AITS' standard design patterns and frameworks.
  5. Analyze, develop, test, and deploy applications based upon standards and practices established through the AITS SDLC as well as Application Development and Support (ADS) department standards and guidelines.
  6. Develop applications utilizing sound security practices and techniques. This includes resolving any vulnerability issues discovered in the application during vulnerability scans.
  7. Develop applications utilizing sound accessibility practices and techniques.
  8. Provide estimates for various development tasks throughout the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  9. Create and maintain documentation for analysis, design, development, unit testing, and implementation activities.
  10. Gather technical requirements.
  11. Participate in and lead code walkthroughs.
  12. Collaboratively work with more senior and junior personnel in various situations where it is necessary to either receive or provide coaching and mentoring.
  13. Work with a wide variety of clients, analysts, and support personnel.
  14. Monitor and evaluate work products of team members for quality and adherence to standards.
  15. Communicate ideas, requirements, application behavior, and design concepts through written and verbal communications to various levels of AITS and client management and staff.
  16. Participate in technical information sharing opportunities with fellow team members.
  17. Provide project management support for medium and large projects as assigned.
  18. Provide on-call and off-hours support as assigned.
  19. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience


  1. Two years of progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession. - College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 60 semester hours or- Associate's Degree equals one (1) year, 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two (2) years. Experience using Java or other object oriented languages to develop batch, web, or reporting applications.
  2. Experience with web or application servers.
  3. Experience with markup languages such as HTML or XML.


  1. Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information sciences, engineering, or related field.
  2. Experience with AJAX principles and coding.
  3. Experience with web services principles and coding.
  4. Experience with Oracle databases.
  5. Higher education experience.
  6. Experience with Business Intelligence tools such as Crystal Reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Working knowledge of relational database concepts including structured queries using SQL and JDBC.
  2. Strong project, analysis, and research skills.
  3. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  5. Java Messaging Service (JMS) principles and coding.


This is a full-time Civil Service IT Technical Associate position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after October 14, 2020 Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by October 14, 2020. Apply for this position by going to If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position by going to Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Melissa McMullen at [email protected] For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

College Name or Administrative Unit:System Office Category:8-Technical Title:Software Engineer (136267) Open Date:09/22/2020 Close Date:10/14/2020 Organization Name:AITS Admin




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Posted: 9/23/2020
Application Due: 10/14/2020
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