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Apply now Job no: 98713-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) advances health and well-being by caring, teaching, discovering, leading, and connecting.

As a member of the IT team supporting faculty, staff, post docs, and graduate students, the Ruby on Rails Developer/Software Engineer will build and implement systems and applications to support the research and operational objectives of the DFMCH. The position requires a highly motivated team player who will help architect custom web-based applications and databases for use by DFMCH employees.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

B.S./B.A. required, focus in Computer Science or related field preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Experience designing and building data-driven web applications required
-Experience using Ruby on Rails or similar MVC framework required
-Knowledge of object oriented programming techniques
-HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JQuery, AJAX
-Database design and knowledge of SQL
-Experience developing in a team environment using git-based version control and software development lifecycle methodologies
-Ability to apply logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
-Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments in parallel and adapt quickly to changing priorities
-Experience with code reviews, process-driven development methodologies and automated testing (RSpec, Jenkins, Capybara, etc.) preferred
-Experience working with macOS, Linux and the command line preferred

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.
A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the 'List of Duties' link above.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 Maximum $90,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for this position.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


April Schulz
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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