University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Req #:203001Department:SCHOOL OF MEDICINEJob Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:05/09/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift:First Shift Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer.

The Software Engineer is primarily responsible for managing administrative applications that ensure legal compliance and facilitate digital record keeping within the School of Medicine. Ensuring that robust systems are in place for the finance business unit and school's department is critical, along with tools that facilitate decision support at all levels. The majority of mission critical reporting, data mining, and decision support solution architecting is dependent on this position. This position will serve a key role, working with commercial vendors, UW Information Technology (UW IT), and other internal business and technical staff to build, maintain, and to integrate a suite of school’s existing complex system of databases, applications, and reporting tools. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and enhancing these integrated systems in ensuing years. They will need to balance multiple competing priorities, clearly setting expectations while maintaining excellent customer relationships. This position will manage information systems upon which School of Medicine (SoM) business processes are dependent. It may interact with deans at all levels (vice-, associate-, assistant-); executives, and other business units to improve the quality of data and systems, to increase efficiency and collaboration in finance and administration, and to unify user experience for accessing School of Medicine resources.


•Design, build, prototype, install, configure, test, modify and document functionality in-house applications as well as extend functionality of 3rd party systems
•Develop and maintain reports, data visualization, and business intelligence solutions across multiple business functions including budgets, grants, admissions, grades, and promotions for students, staff, and faculty
•Provide direct support or team consultations in support of existing applications and associated data infrastructure

System Analysis:
•Research and make proposals for handling new requirements for existing applications
•Incrementally test systems in all stages of product development – using results to validate and refine development approach or business needs
•Lead creation of end user documentation; technical support documentation; business/technical support plans
•Develop and provide clients with decision-making guidelines/structures and required data

•Foster and maintain excellent relationships with a wide variety of internal and external business and technical partners
•Maintain knowledge of existing business processes and systems and be able to demonstrate their relationships to client needs
•Identify and recommend options for meeting needs via existing resources/systems and or by enhancing/creating systems
•Attend unit-wide meetings, advance technical and professional skills through continuing education and mentoring programs, and research and maintain knowledge of new technologies for departmental use

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related IT field. Equivalent experience may substitute for degree requirement.

Four to five years of experience that includes:
•Demonstrated expertise in developing code in C# and SQL
•Experience with object-relational mapping/Entity Framework
•Experience with development architecture/frameworks such as MVC and Bootstrap
•Experience with ECMAScript (JavaScript), CSS, HTML5
•Experience with reporting platform such as MS Reporting Services or Power BI
•Experience with object-oriented programming
•Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision as an individual contributor to projects and daily work
•Strong sense of focus and attention to detail, flexibility, self-motivation, organizational skills, excellent written/oral communication skills, and ability to adapt to a range of technical and non-technical audiences
•Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

•Two or more years of experience working in higher education, research, or health services organizations
•Experience with cloud computing (such as Azure, AWS, or serverless computing) and application virtualization/containers
•Experience with both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies
•Demonstrated expertise in developing code in additional languages (Python, C++, etc.)
•Experience with Responsive design and development
•An understanding of contemporary IT systems, network infrastructure and their interdependencies
•Knowledge of compliance standards such as HIPAA and FERPA

This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US; work schedule required to overlap 50% of Dean of Medicine IT office hours between 8 am and 6 pm Pacific Time. Weekend and evening work is occasionally required.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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