Software Engineer
Job ID: R0042200 | Software Engineering and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The School of Data Science (SDS) at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a newly created Software Engineer position. The SDS Software Engineer is an important member of our IT support team, working directly with the IT Director.

The successful candidate will produce and maintain department applications to accomplish business needs with a focus on cloud computing environments, such as MS Azure and AWS. They will perform engineering and development work on small to moderate-scale research and coursework-related projects. The successful candidate will perform software analysis, design, and implementation as part of an overall SDS Research and Academic computing support initiative. They will develop and advance technical skills; engage in more complex, longer-term, and strategically significant activities; and acquire latitude to devise the approach and method to performing assignments. Assignments may be cross-discipline, requiring a significant level of coordination and planning with faculty. The successful candidate will work under general supervision, seeking assistance when significant deviations are proposed or when unprecedented problems arise. They will develop approaches to problem-solving and anticipate/mitigate potential issues. Their interactions are with fellow team members; coordinating team members; and assigned student, faculty, and/or staff clients. They work with external vendors and service providers. The successful candidate regularly work toward specific team goals and client goals and assist in establishing department processes and standards.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Installing and maintaining SDS software tools and upgrades on central and departmental computing environments, including cloud environments (AWS, MS Azure, Oracle, etc.).
  • Working within a team that shares responsibilities for system administration and user support for the department on administrative, instructional and research systems.
  • Assisting in the design and development of configurations, workflows, and system integration procedures. Documenting deployed systems.
  • Participating in the development of test strategies, cloud resources, devices, and systems.
  • Completing programming assignments requiring knowledge of programming procedures and data processing requirements.
  • Maintaining and modifying programs. Making changes by amending flow charts, developing processing logic, and coding changes.
  • Testing and documenting modifications and writing operational instructions.
  • In collaboration with the Director of IT, determining the overall technical approach to assigned projects and design algorithms and interfaces.
  • Devising or modifying procedures to solve complex problems considering cloud resources or computing systems capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
  • Conducting program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Conducting quality assurance reviews.
  • Analyzing performance of tools, systems, and cloud resources and taking action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with users.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

This position will be on-site in office.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, computer engineering, or a related discipline and at least 1 year of experience.
  • Equivalent combination of education, experience, and certifications may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of UVA and collaborative applications (MS O365, Teams, SharePoint, ServiceNow, Netbadge/authentication, Zoom, Collab, SIS, etc.)
  • Certification or experience using AWS/Azure cloud resources, tools, and environments; Java; Python; and C development frameworks.
  • Experience using data science methods, tools, and environments (e.g., Jupyter notebooks, Kubernetes/docker/containers, etc.)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $72,000 - $85,000

Hourly Rate: $34.62-$40.85

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Physical Demands:
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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