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The Microsoft Infrastructure (MI) service supports critical on-premise and cloud-based Microsoft technologies, including Active Directory and Azure Active Directory (AAD), with more than 450K active user accounts. This infrastructure enables the UW to use other Microsoft technologies, including Windows workstations and servers, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and other services and applications that rely on AAD and the Microsoft cloud.
UW-IT has an outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced Windows developer.
UW-IT is seeking a Windows developer to join the Microsoft Infrastructure service team to develop and operate custom-built software and other components that help us deliver services to our customers. We continually strive to make better use of existing and new Microsoft technologies, and our developers are key contributors to critical operations and innovative new solutions we use internally and share with partners and customers.
By applying for the position, you are telling us:
Your passion for software development is matched by a strong interest in the use of Microsoft technologies to advance the mission of the UW.
You believe in open engagement, dialog, clear communication, trust, and respect as the foundations of effective partnerships.
You are driven to understand others and ask yourself questions like "What are their needs?" and "What are they trying to do?"
Your decisions are guided by vision, informed by data and process, and driven by a desire to make things work better.
You are motivated to work in higher education, at a public institution, and, more specifically, at the UW.
The position also benefits from an agile mindset and a desire to influence the evolution of our software development and operational (DevOps) practices.
This position is responsible for the design, development, integration, operations, and maintenance of custom-built software and other system components comprising the Microsoft Infrastructure service. This position collaborates with other developers and technical leads to continually improve our development and operational practices to ensure agility, reliability, performance, and recoverability of our services. Supporting customers and partners, and participating in IT communities of practice, are also part of the job. Our developers collaborate with team members and stakeholders to align our service strategies, designs, and operations with broader University goals. Customer satisfaction is our shared responsibility, and we strive for it every day, together.
DAY IN THE LIFE
As a developer on the Microsoft Infrastructure team, you can expect a variety of daily activities that have an impact on teammates and customers. On a typical day, you might:
Develop a new tool in C# and .NET Framework to automate a manual fulfillment process to free teammates to focus on higher-value customer interactions.
Customize a monitor for a production PowerShell module to automate alerting and troubleshooting.
Diagnose the root cause of a production problem with Active Directory account provisioning, and discuss a proposed fix with teammates.
Discuss new Azure DevOps tools with teammates to ensure consensus on the direction of team practices.
Deploy a production change to some C# software that enables new self-service tools to customers for managing computer objects.
Attend a forum for Microsoft technologists on campus, where today's discussion topic involves containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native architectures.
Submit a pull request for some code and documentation hosted in one of Microsoft's Github repositories.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field and four years’ experience performing progressively more complex and responsible tasks involving development and operations of enterprise software applications, services, and other Microsoft based software solutions using C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Experience with other Microsoft languages, such as PowerShell and ASP.Net and web APIs, such as Microsoft Graph.
Experience within a software development lifecycle and source code management tools, such as TFS and Azure DevOps.
Experience with Active Directory administration.
Experience with relational databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in DevOps practices.
Familiarity with scalable and reliable software systems.
Familiarity with secure design and coding practices.
Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Azure Active Directory.
Experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes.
Experience with Windows Server administration.
Experience with Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) and Metadirectory.
Familiarity with SQL Server Reporting Services or Power BI.
Familiarity with C programming and Windows libraries.
Familiarity with continuous integration tools, such as Azure DevOps and Azure Pipelines.
Familiarity with server configuration and build automation tools.
Familiarity with NoSQL databases.
Familiarity with messaging services, such as Amazon SNS/SQS.
Familiarity with large scale technical projects in large, complex environments.
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and skills.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Working conditions include typical office environments and University data centers.
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 when UW suspends operations.
Open office environment
This position is eligible for flexible remote work
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