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Apply now Job no: 91845-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Lead Developer/Software Engineer

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

OCTOBER 02, 2017


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

B.S. in Computer Science or related field preferred

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Minimum 5 years experience designing and building data-driven web applications, preferably with Ruby on Rails or similar MVC framework
- Knowledge of object oriented programming techniques
- HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JQuery, AJAX
- Database design and knowledge of SQL
- Experience architecting technical solutions to business and research problems. Ability to document an unknown process and build tools to support said process
- Experience developing, and coaching others, in a team environment using git-based version control and agile software development lifecycle methodologies
- Basic project and task management experience inside of development teams. Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments in parallel and adapt quickly to changing priorities
- Ability to apply logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
- Experience with code reviews, process-driven development methodologies and automated testing (RSpec, Junit, Cucumber, etc.)
- Experience working in a virtual and devops environments utilizing virtual machines, containers, and continuous integration/deployment tools preferred
- Experience working with Linux and the command line
- Knowledge of biology and/or statistics a plus

License or Certificate:  
Position Summary:

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is a Department of Energy center established to conduct fundamental research on microbial and plant systems to create biofuels. The GLBRC is housed at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with collaborators at several national labs and other universities.

As a member of the IIT team supporting research teams of faculty, staff, post docs, and graduate students, the Lead Developer/Software Engineer will build and implement systems and applications to support the research and operational objectives of the GLBRC. The position requires a highly motivated team player who will help architect custom web-based applications and databases for use by GLBRC researchers and operations staff.

Additional Information:  

Emily Hickey
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, the following materials are required:
-- Cover letter describing interest in position and alignment with career goals.
-- Curriculum vitae / Resume
-- Names and contact information for three references

The full application (cover letter, CV/resume, and references) should be uploaded as a single PDF file by the assured consideration date.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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