Senior Software Engineer

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-26
Req: R0022345

The University of Virginia's Center for Behavioral Health & Technology ( in the School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is seeking a creative Senior Software Engineer 4 to lead efforts in developing and maintaining web and mobile-based applications for a growing number of medical and behavioral health conditions. This position will function as a program developer for web and mobile-based programs with responsibilities overseeing the planning, design, programming, and implementation of these programs. We are seeking an experienced software engineer to help build the next generation of technology-based health interventions.

Duties Include:

  • Produce and maintain department applications to accomplish business needs.
  • Function as senior developer, managing medium- to large scale or complex projects from start to finish.
  • Conduct program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation.
  • Write code from specifications conforming to established methodology and standards.
  • Conduct unit tests and quality assurance of either new or modified applications.
  • Responsible for planning, analysis, design, engineering and development.
  • Have fully developed, regularly applied, advanced technical skills; highly complex, long-term and strategically significant activities; and significant latitude to devise the approach and method to performing assignments.
  • Work on longer-term, non-routine, more complex assignments.
  • Have the latitude to apply skills to solve most problems without review.
  • Devise the approach and method to performing assignments.
  • Able to work independently, seeking assistance when significant deviations are proposed or when unprecedented problems arise.
  • Develop approaches to problem-solving and anticipate/mitigate potential issues.
  • Train, serve as a resource, and provide guidance to Software Engineer 1, 2, and 3 employees on complex problems, processes, and policies.
  • Interact with fellow team members, coordinating team members, assigned student, faculty, and/or staff clients; external vendors or service providers, and external customers.

Minimum Requirements (Only need 1 of the below combinations):

1. High school diploma and 9 years of relevant web application development experience.

2. Associates degree and 7 years of relevant web application development experience.

3. Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant web application development experience.

Relevant experience includes use of one or more of the following: Ruby on Rails; HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, ReactJS, Bootstrap, jQuery; Linux/Unix operating system environments; Unix command line tools; relational databases such as MySQL and Postgres; unit testing experience with Rspec; experience writing and consuming RESTful APIs; etc.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $87,000 - $95,000 depending upon relevant experience. Selected applicant also receives eligibility for full-time, University Staff benefits.


Please apply through Workday, and search for “R0022345”. Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching “Find Jobs” in the top search bar.

This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This role is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification and a health screening. (FSAKA). Questions on the position or application process should be directed to Lauren Jackson, IT Recruiter at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 5/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time