SOFTWARE ENGINEER

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
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Posted on March 26, 2020
Req #: 177276
Department: UW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 02/24/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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Please note that this position is eligible for the referral incentive program.  

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 six consecutive years.

UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. UW-IT is currently looking for a Software Engineer who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the University’s large scale project to modernize its finance operations, business systems and processes. The position is a role in the newly established UW-IT FT program (ITF).

The Software Engineer will have responsibility to contribute toward implementation of a large number of integrations with the new Finance system – Workday's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) system. The integrations involve many different systems across a diverse range of internal and external partners. This position will need to translate Finance requirements into platforms such as Workday or other UW enterprise platforms. The Integration Engineer will design existing and new interfaces during the architect phase. The Integration Engineer will develop solutions using a standard quality driven approach. The position will escalate gaps or trade-offs in designs across technical and non-technical audiences using effective communication skills. The Integration Engineer will participate in recommending the most effective and efficient integration design over the course of the project implementation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, information systems, or equivalent education or related field.
  • Four years of experience working on increasingly larger projects.
  • Experience and knowledge working across unit, functional, integration and acceptance testing phases.
  • Experience contributing to and developing many technical deliverables within large-scale enterprise projects.
  • Experience designing within a complex data integration environment across multiple platforms, data structures and formats.
  • Ability to understand business and technical issues and alternatives, and contribute to problem solving and issue resolution within and across these modalities, including system design and configuration, security design, system integration, testing, training, reporting, and requirements tracking.
  • Experience transferring knowledge across technical and testing staff. Experience working with subject matter experts and business leads.
  • Experience acting as a collaborative and supportive member of a team to accomplish project goals.
  • Ability to deal with trade-offs, conflict, and change management in a collaborative and positive manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and orally, to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in object-oriented design, modeling, development, and support of object/relational database systems, and systems documentation.
  • Knowledge of Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) and using web services for consuming, testing and delivering data between systems.
  • Expertise with XML transformation using XSLT.
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, 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.

    DESIRED:

  • Experience in a large university, or other large complex enterprise.
  • Experience with MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 query design, query optimization, troubleshooting, stored procedure development, T-SQL, SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Profiler or equivalent database management system.
  • Experience working with a finance system at a technical level.
  • Experience representing and/or leading aspects of system development and implementation efforts across a large, decentralized enterprise.
  • Experience working on an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, ideally Workday.
  • Experience working with UW Finance Systems.
  • Experience with Workday Integration Cloud Platform, Integration Cloud Connect, APIs, EIBs, Workday Studio, Business Objects, etc.
  • Experience with Jira, SharePoint or other enterprise tools for managing work and tracking deliverables.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    Please note that this position is eligible for the referral incentive program.

    Work in an open office environment and contribute to collaborative team work focused on problem-solving. Daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organization. While the general working hours are within Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., the Project Manager will, on occasion, need to adjust hours to accommodate the business needs and deadlines.  

    This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent on ongoing funding and performance.

    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, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.