University of Utah GIS Software Developer/Sr. Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2018

Requisition Number PRN17955B

Job Title Software Developer

Working Title GIS Software Developer/Sr. Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8a-5p

VP Area President

Department 01893 - Records & Data Management

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $55,000 to $70,000 annually

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

TheGISDeveloper/Analyst is a results-oriented individual who creates custom and configurableGISsolutions for a variety of university needs. He/she investigates standard system applications; prepares analyses of system specifications and program coding; translates detailed design specifications into computer program instructions; debugs routine programs; conducts systems test data; prepares diagrams and over-all flow charts; and prepares statements of program objectives and associated documentation. The analyst recommends appropriate reaction strategies in response toGISanalysis, and provides clients with maps and data sets to supplement analysis.

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of thePAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.


•Create and maintain responsive (mobile-first) custom web applications usingHTML, JavaScript, andCSS.

• Debug applications and write unit and functional tests for application code.

• Integrate data from various relational database systems.

• Perform system administration via Python scripting.

• Design, create, and maintain data within a multi-server ArcGIS Enterprise system.

• Manage and integrate external data sources (CAD,GPS, databases) for project use.

• Publish, update, and maintain ArcGIS web services.

• Troubleshoot software and publishing issues.

• Create out-of-the-box solutions using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Web App Builder.

• Collaborate with individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds to help buildGISsolutions that meet customers’ needs.

• Effectively communicate technical information to non-technical people.

• Create high quality cartographic maps.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and 3-5 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.


Prefer 10+ years experience inGISand 5+ years in application development

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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