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UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington. UW-IT provides strategic planning, oversight, and direction for UW’s extensive IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.
The IT Infrastructure (ITI) division of UW-IT delivers the technology infrastructure required to sustain UW as a leading research, teaching, learning, and medical institution. These technologies support the UW’s core mission at all levels – research, teaching, learning, healthcare, and the necessary underlying administrative and operational functions required to deliver these services. ITI infrastructure supports all three UW campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma), UW Medicine (medical centers and clinics), the state K-20 Education Network (300+ school districts), and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (research & education networks throughout the PNW and Pacific Rim). ITI designs, builds, and operates technology infrastructure services including networks, computing & storage solutions, data centers, telecommunications services, identity & access management, and the infrastructure tools required to operate, integrate, and report on these services.
The Infrastructure Software Tools Service team (IST) within ITI develops and operates software systems to support a wide variety of customers and infrastructure. Our application portfolio includes tools supporting network management, infrastructure & application monitoring, DNS & DHCP, asset & configuration management, telecom management, and tools to support service center operations. Our IST team is responsible for the full stack and software lifecycle (from problem definition and gathering customer requirements through building and operating the software systems). Our applications and systems support everything from small customer teams to networks with over a million users.
UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for an Infrastructure Software Tools Engineer.
This Infrastructure Software Tools Engineer position is responsible for delivering sustainable software solutions. Often this involves developing custom software and integrating it with third party software or systems using APIs or ETL processes. Sometimes it involves finding ways to optimize our team’s internal systems and workflow to reduce technical debt or improve our ability to quickly deliver reliable services to our customers. In all cases it requires evaluation, adaptation, integration, and management of sophisticated system, network, and application software to support the research, teaching, and administrative computing requirements of UW units. This position reduces the workload on other parts of the UW and beyond by removing repetitive work through workflow management, automation, and self-service.
Because of the nature of software development, this position must be able to work with a diverse group of people who are both technical and non-technical. The incumbent must be able to work iteratively in both self-directed and team environments and often with people who are not co-located.
Bachelor’s degree in STEM, business/management, or related discipline
Three years experience designing, writing, implementing, and supporting server-based software front end applications. These three years should include:
-experience with relational databases (such as SQL)
Demonstrated knowledge of Python
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new methodologies, tools, etc.
Demonstrated experience with version control tools (such as GitHub)
Demonstrated excellent time management skills
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision: both independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills and technical documentation skills
Demonstrated excellent end user liaison, teamwork, and personal interaction abilities
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
Experience with SQL database schema design
Knowledge and skills in object, data, metadata, process, and/or information modeling
Knowledge of DNS, DHCP and the OSI model
Experience developing frontend applications with jQuery, Angular, HTML, and/or CSS
Experience with PostgreSQL
Knowledge and experience of systems like RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Docker, and/or Kubernetes
Knowledge and skills using REST architecture/technologies and/or service-oriented architecture
Knowledge of Linux system administration
Experience with project management methodologies and related tools (such as JIRA)
Knowledge of information security strategies and methodologies for managing network, enterprise, and/or system-level risks
Experience with large-scale technical projects in large, complex environments
Knowledge of IT accessibility issues for users with disabilities; familiarity with accessibility standards and best practices; experience testing for accessibility; and demonstrated ability to design content/applications with accessibility considerations
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This professional position requires the employee to fulfill the duties of the job. This may entail occasional situations where work outside of standard work days is required to meet deadlines or respond to emergency situations. Work in open office environment, office environment, and/or data centers. This position participates in an on-call rotation and must be able to respond to outages during off-hours.
This is an essential position and is required to report to work remotely when UW suspends operations.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.