Job Information

University of Utah Associate Software Developer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/29/2023

Requisition Number PRN14366N

Job Title Associate Software Developer

Working Title Associate Software Developer

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 15-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

This is a fully remote position. Candidate should have some availability during UFIS core hours of Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 3:00 MT.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01828 - Univ Faculty Info & Support

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $23.00 - 30.00/hourly; depends on experience.

Close Date

Job Summary

University Faculty Information & Support ( UFIS ) is seeking an eager software developer to join our development team utilizing Agile/ SCRUM processes.

The qualified candidate follows our department’s general guidelines and technical approaches, but also proactively keeps up on trends, makes recommendations, and is willing to develop new skills and learn new technologies. The qualified candidate will participate in the design, development, implementation, testing, deployment, and support of a suite of online applications. The best candidate has solid development and analytical skills to translate business requirements into modern and user-friendly applications, as well as excellent troubleshooting and researching issues to find root causes and fix existing code.



This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Assignments are defined in terms of general objectives and are of diverse scope and moderate technical complexity. May assign work to lower level technical support employees. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and 1-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


All the following preferences are considered a bonus, but are not required to apply for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or equivalency
  • Software development in a professional setting
  • PHP (Laravel)
  • HTML , CSS , Javascript (Vue)
  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Expertise with an IDE or editor, like vim, IntelliJ, VSCode
  • Working knowledge of Git
  • Exposure to ticketing systems like Jira
  • Analytical and troubleshooting abilities
  • Experience working with a Business Analyst or Product Manager to gather and understand requirements
  • Experience working closely with QA to quickly iterate through issues
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Team player with demonstrated interpersonal skills who is effective with oral and written communication
  • Desire to become a full stack developer
  • Experience with modern web frameworks – we’re using Laravel, Vue, Webpack, and related technologies
  • Familiarity with Node, npm/yarn, and related technologies
  • Experience with containerization technology a la Docker

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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