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Join our team and become a driver of innovation at the world’s great public research university. Academic Innovation is a startup environment leveraging modern technologies, languages and approaches. Work with complex data and cloud based solutions. Be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that focuses on creativity and impact; automation and iteration.
The developer selected for this position will play a critical role in advancing the cutting-edge of software innovation at the University of Michigan. This role reports to the Associate Director for Software Development & User Experience Design at the Office of Academic Innovation. They will lead development cycles, collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams and develop applications to create engaging and innovative online learning experiences across the U-M community and beyond.
Are a self-driven technical expert who enjoys conceiving and implementing solutions to complex real world problems. You think in terms of abstraction, modularity and reuse. You architect your projects to both address the situation in front of you and optimize for future flexibility. You know how to work backward to address a problem rather than accept a solution.
You are known for your forward-looking mindset, anticipating needs and opportunities before they emerge. You believe in iteration and think in terms of efficiency and sustainability, pursuing automation and reducing points of failure. You take pride in the work you deliver and are known for the quality of your releases. You set ambitious goals and realistic milestones.
You are valued as a team member and thought partner. You are comfortable presenting your ideas to your team and stakeholders. You are a skilled and enthusiastic collaborator who works well in team settings, knowing where to listen to the expertise of others and when to lead with your own.
You think from the user perspective and challenge yourself and your collaborators to think about impact and design solutions to identifiable challenges. You care about the usability, functionality and presentation of the applications you design. You have experience creating something new and helping projects realize their potential.
Note: This is a three year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.
Lead project level application development, by directing and reviewing the work of project developers and designers
Assist DevOps Engineers in determining and implementing deployment solutions
Direct QA resources to ensure fully tested and high quality version releases
Maintain technical familiarity and expertise with the evolution of mainstream and emerging technologies
Advise on technical choices and direction for the Academic Innovation portfolio.
Collaborate closely with software developers, user experience designers, instructional designers, faculty, researchers, and students, at the University of Michigan
Employ a pragmatic approach by understanding the tradeoffs between a perfect solution and a working solution
Work closely with the team to solve problems, transfer knowledge, and develop software architecture and designs
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
At least 3 years of professional software development experience
Experience working in a multi-platform, multi-OS environment in a cross-functional product team
Experience developing and deploying applications at scale
Experience working with Python or Ruby and an associated web application framework (e.g.: Flask, Django, Rails)
Ability to take design specifications and create working, valid HTML5/CSS/JS
Experience working with relational database platforms (e.g.: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle)
Hold strong attention to detail and concern for information accuracy
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment
Experience configuring and deploying applications using Amazon Web Services
Experience working with emerging NoSQL platforms (e.g.: MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis)
Experience collaborating with clients and end users to translate requests and problems into software solutions.
Experience working as a mentor and technical resource for interns or more junior colleagues
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.