Software Developer (Wage)
Job ID: R0022128 | Software Engineering and Development | Part Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia, School of Data Science seeks a part-time, full stack Software Developer to assist in the development of a conversational agent that will be used as a feedback tool in training teachers. This conversational agent will represent a student that is able to improve or regress in understanding of a given topic based on the input of the user. There is a proposed architecture and models developed that need to be integrated into a web app that can be accessed via user login. Currently, this is being demonstrated via Django and implemented in Python Anywhere.

  • Software documentation.
  • Comment code according to best practices.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Identify and plan for efficiencies in implementing models in system to minimize wait time and processing time (e.g., caching large models).
  • Implement conversational agent logic and models appropriately (models will be pre-developed and suggested logic will be clearly defined).
  • Develop code to create a conversational agent interface where users can dialogue (models and conversational architecture will be provided).
  • Features of the interface include and are not limited to user login system, ability to select a conversational agent profile pre-session influencing the logic paths of the conversational agent, interactive buttons, interactive image where numbers can be typed and referred to in the interface, speech-to-text and text-to-speech integration, post-session survey, post-session report, an ability to enable a group chat feature with another participant in the same session, and capturing desired variables in a readable format that is retained within the system and can be accessed by administrators

  • Django (advanced).
  • Python (advanced).
  • Web interface design (intermediate).
  • Basic HTML/CSS and JavaScript (intermediate).
  • Integrate Tensorflow/Pytorch models for text classification.
  • Enable efficient model caching for models served from Huggingface transformers/Tensorflow Hub.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, computer engineering or related discipline.
  • At least one year of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Position Compensation Range: $31.98 - $60.00 Hourly

This is a wage position that is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an education verification (FSAKA).

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, computer engineering or related discipline
  • Experience: At least one year of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Licensure: None.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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Rhiannon Michelle O'Coin
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