Software Engineer
Job ID: R0027895 | Software Engineering and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for multiple software engineer openings to support the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). Partnering with principal investigators for the Preschool Development Grant and the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Office (PALS), these roles provide an exciting opportunity to scale statewide a pilot effort aimed at collecting information about young children and their educational experiences, contributing to our understanding of how early experiences can shape children's developmental outcomes.

The Software Engineers support front and back-end upgrades to maintain state-level data systems, contributing to a growing knowledge base about early childcare and education across Virginia. They leverage highlydeveloped or growing technical skills to perform engineering and development work on an enterprise-level application, and maintain and upgrade website operations (e.g., on-prem to cloud migration, load testing, etc.). Additionally, they collaborate with and/or support an external team of Senior Full Stack Developers to grow the projects in all aspects of the software development lifecycle: architecture/design, implementation, unit testing, release management, training, user support and knowledge transfer.

What You Will Do:
  • Support the design and development of software in a project team environment, including continuous integration, project tracking tools and technical documentation.
  • Collaborate on technical research/analysis, architecture/design, training and knowledge transfer.
  • Support other developers by removing blocks; provide technical guidance and mentorship.
  • Assist principal investigators with technical design or technology decisions.
  • Provide recommendations on technology, frameworks and languages.
  • Quickly learn new technologies.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of software engineering, release management and compliance standards.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Data Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline and at least one year of related experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Applicants should have a combination of experience with and knowledge of both front and back-end development tools such as AngularJS, Angular, C#, .NET Framework, .NET Core and WebAPI.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to context switch and operate independently with a strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 or more years of technical experience in application development and design.
  • Database development: MS SQL.
  • Report development: SSRS, Tableau, PowerBI.
  • Experience with enterprise-level applications.
  • Experience with release management, work item tracking and source control.
  • Strong desire to learn new skills and abilities and to continuously improve practices.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $70,000 - $100,000.

This position is open to remote work.


This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This position cannot offer sponsorship.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Carolyn Hawkes. For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu.

Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers.

In alignment with President Ryan's UVA's strategic plan, CASTL is committed to:
  • Recruiting talented and diverse doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.
  • Recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and faculty are recognized as integral to the success of our work.
  • Promoting a culture of integrity, mutual respect, excellence, collaboration and innovation.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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