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Solutions Architect / Software Engineer

University System of Georgia
USO-TW Building ATL

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Technology, Analysts & Programming
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Solutions Architect / Software Engineer
Location: USO-TW Building ATL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 268340
About Us

The University System of Georgia (USG) is comprised of 26 higher education institutions as well as the University System Office (USO). Within the USO, our administrative operations are primarily housed in the Trinity Washington Building located in downtown Atlanta. Our Information Technology Services (ITS) division is located in Athens. The University System of Georgia Shared Services Center (SSC) is located in Sandersville. The Georgia Public Library System is located in Atlanta. The Georgia Archives is located in Morrow. The State of Georgia Records Center is located in Austell.


This position's primary work location is our Atlanta office located at 270 Washington Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30334.

Job Summary

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Solution Architect / Software Engineer to join our team and lead the transformation of our in-house built web applications into a more sustainable framework, as well as help guide the team in choosing a new content management system (CMS) for our websites. In this senior-level role, you will have the opportunity to drive the development of cutting-edge web applications for our internal clients, while also contributing to the modernization of our development pipeline.
As a key member of our team, you will play a vital role in shaping the future of our web support operations. You'll work alongside a group of talented developers who share your passion for innovation and collaboration. Together, you will develop new custom web applications for our customers and assist with the development of University System of Georgia (USG) websites.

Working for higher education means being part of a community dedicated to making a positive impact on the state and world. You will also enjoy exceptional benefits, such as Teacher's Retirement System, where you can become vested in a pension plan after just 10 years of service, and our Tuition Assistance Program, which covers tuition and certain fees. We are committed to fostering a positive work-life balance and cultivating a supportive and engaging workplace culture.

If you are a driven and talented Solution Architect / Software Engineer with a passion for innovation, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our team and help us build a lasting legacy in the world of web development!

  • Architects, evaluates, tests, implements, and supports operation of custom web applications and websites for the University System of Georgia.
  • Assists with administration of supported tools.
  • Coordinates with customers to develop project designs, plans, resources, and timeframes; researches potential solutions.
  • Monitors projects from design to completion; ensures projects meet customer specifications and needs.
  • Understands and applies browser specific compatibility issues, facilitates usability testing; ensures implementation of user interface design best practices.
  • Responds to service requests; investigates, designs, codes, tests, and develops solutions for web application issues; documents cases.
  • Ensures compliance with accessibility standards and style guidelines.
  • Monitors changes in technology and related regulations or laws and serves as an expert resource to IT staff and its customers on topics and issues related to technological innovations and developments.
  • Administers web applications and websites; manages users, groups, and deploys upgrades and changes.
  • Plans and prepares technical reports, memoranda, and instructional manuals as documentation of program development.
  • Trains end users.
  • Assists in developing long-term web infrastructure plans.
  • Researches and identifies new technologies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and skill in the use of PHP, HTML5 and CSS3 web standards or comparable programming language(s) and the characteristics of the platforms on which the language is being used.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill in the use of client-server operating systems, including directory structures, file management procedures, and utilities.

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of relational databases and of relational database management systems (MySQL and Oracle).

  • Code repository & management processes with tools like Gitlab

  • Knowledge of IT security and privacy standards.

  • Knowledge of web application and web site design and development.

  • Skill in oral and written communication with technical and non-technical audiences.
Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of modern software development practices and tools, such as test-driven development principles, continuous integration, version control (GitLab) and virtual environments (Docker, Vagrant).

  • Knowledge of front-end frameworks and coding practices to develop device agnostic web applications.

  • Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure.

  • Knowledge of state and federal web compliance standards and regulations.

  • Knowledge of Government, Higher Education and/or Board of Regents and department policies and procedures.

  • Commitment to professional engagement and continued development.

  • An understanding of accessibility in the development of software and websites.

Proposed Salary
  • The salary for this position is $80,000.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University System Office is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University System Office to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the University System Office Human Resources at 404.962.3242. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Background Check

A pre-employment background check will be required after a contingent offer is accepted. It will include a criminal history, driving record, and education.

Special Applicant Instructions
  • Please include a link to an online portfolio or links to examples of your work in your resume or cover letter.


Join the esteemed ranks of the University System of Georgia (USG) faculty and staff, where your expertise and passion contribute to one of the largest and most dynamic higher education systems in the United States. As a member of the USG community, you will be among more than 340,000 students enrolled across 26 public institutions, from comprehensive research universities to access-oriented colleges, nurturing the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

Each year, the USG proudly confers more than 70,000 degrees across a multitude of disciplines, reflecting our unwavering commitment to academic diversity and lifelong learning. This monumental accomplishment is achieved through the dedication of our world-class faculty and highly skilled staff, whose collaborative efforts foster an environment of excellence and discovery.

The USG's economic footprint totaled more than $17 billion this past fiscal year.  This not only bolsters the state's economy but also positions Georgia as a nexus of culture, research, and innovation. Our faculty and staff are at the forefront of this impact, driving forward initiatives that resonate on both a local and global scale.

Join us at the University System of Georgia, where your expertise will shape the future of education and research.  To learn more about the career opportunities at any of our USG institutions, or at the System Office, please click below: 

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