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Software Developer

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Software Developer


ENGR-Env Civil Agr & Mech

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is a community of visionary researchers, educators and learners embedded in a land-grant liberal arts university. Our overriding priorities are to:

  • Create a vibrant environment for learning, discovery, and innovation that relies on teamwork, leadership, and effective communication.
  • Reshape the impact of engineers for the 21st century by inspiring students to reach their full potential,
  • Create breakthroughs by excellence in education and research, and
  • Pursue bold, collaborative research to identify and solve the challenges of our time.

These efforts are motivated by our resolve to help make a purposeful and rounded contribution to help bring about a more capable, responsible and resilient global society.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Standard M-F, 8am-5pm schedule anticipated with occasional travel to project sites.

Advertised Salary:

$65,000-$75,000 based on experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Classification Title:

IT Systems Support Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelors of Science (or equivalent) in a computational field (e.g., Computer Engineering, Computer Science) with at least 3 years of development experience or a Masters of Science with at least 1 year of development experience.

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering is engaged in a multi-year project to advance artificial intelligence in manufacturing, a part of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant program. Project requirements to develop a significant quantity of artificial intelligence-related education modules suitable for remote training has created a need for a full-time software developer/programmer position.

The University of Georgia’s College of Engineering is seeking a Software Developer to help design, implement, and deliver educational modules in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing. The goal of these modules will be to showcase the opportunities for entrepreneurship, especially within communities in the state of Georgia most likely to be impacted by increasing automation. The developer will be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of software that are contained within these modules, and that support their on-site delivery. They will also assist with the design and delivery of these modules alongside a team of Faculty, Staff, and Students at the University of Georgia as well as a team of experienced professionals at the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

This position is funded through the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant Program. While the project is expected to be a multi-year project, continuation of this position is solely related to continuation of grant funding.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Cloud Technologies, and the Internet of Things are all expected to be a part of this project. Knowledge and experience in at least one, but preferably more of these areas, is highly desirable.
  • Accordingly, the applicant should be fluent in a number of programming languages common within these areas, including Python, C#, C, and JavaScript and should be skilled in integrating diverse off-the shelf hardware (e.g., robots, headsets, cameras) and software systems (e.g. machine learning frameworks/models, databases).
  • Skilled in deploy and maintain software, and experience working with Git/GitHub.
  • Skilled in working on diverse teams, but also to work efficiently, independently, with autonomy and initiative.
  • Skilled in producing high quality written and visual manuals and documentation.

Physical Demands:

  • Standard office environment with occasional travel to project sites.
  • Driving as needed to perform job duties.

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Does this position require a P-Card? :


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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Software development of educational modules – backend

  • Development, design, and implementation of backend of software for educational modules, including databases and application-programming interfaces.
  • The employee will be expected to document existing modules as well as new modules.
  • Regular maintenance and improvement of existing and new modules.
  • Driving to sites to maintain modules.

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Software development of educational modules – user interface

  • Development, design, and implementation of frontend, or UI, of software for educational modules.
  • The employee will be expected to document any existing modules as well as new.
  • Regular maintenance and improvement of existing and new modules.
  • Driving to sites to maintain modules.

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Supervision of student programmers

  • Coordinating, supervising, and reviewing work produced by the students.
  • Integrating student work and efforts into the modules when applicable and appropriate.
  • Mentoring students in software development practices.

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Presenting work at team meetings

  • Creating presentations and demonstrations that highlight progress of the development team.
  • Presenting new work and thoroughly explaining it in team meetings as well as stakeholder meetings.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Kathryn Tiller

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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