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University Of Washington

Infrastructure Software tools Engineer University Of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Job Description

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.

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.

UW-IT has an outstanding full time opportunity for a 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.

This position is responsible for software design, development, deployment, integration, and maintenance in a very complex, distributed environment serving hundreds of thousands of faculty, staff, students, patients, and community members. This position directly interacts with and supports the UW (including three campuses and UW Medicine), K-20, and Pacific Northwest Gigapop. The successful position holder will be an active team member and engage with other subject matter experts throughout the University and beyond.

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

Four years' experience designing, writing, implementing, and supporting server-based software front end applications. These four years should include:

o experience writing web applications using either Python or JavaScript Frameworks

o experience with relational databases (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.


Professional experience with both Python and JavaScript Frameworks

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


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.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

About University Of Washington

University of Washington is an educational institution that provides undergraduate, graduate, and research programs.

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