Job Information

University of Utah Principal Software Engineer Sr in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN29661B

Job Title Principal Software Engineer

Working Title Principal Software Engineer Sr

Job Grade H

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

This position may have the option for a 100% telecommuting or hybrid – partial onsite/partial telecommute – work schedule.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 75,900 to 130,049

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah seeks a highly-motivated and self-directedsenior software engineer with experience in web-based enterprise application development usingJava based technologies and frameworks. In addition to strong skills in software development ofenterprise web applications, experience with workflow engines, analytic query construction anddatabase design are a plus. Our software development team field requests from a global healthcareresearch community to develop innovative solutions to solve some of our client’s toughest problems.We are a team of highly motivated and talented software engineers who offer best end-to-endsoftware solutions to our clients. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our dynamic,fast-paced, cutting-edge technology development team. If you are looking to work in a progressiveenvironment on challenging problems developing creative and innovative solutions within theUniversity of Utah and for the Department of Veterans Affairs, then you have come to the right place!

Bachelor’s of Science degree (or equivalency) in Computer Science or Software Engineering or a closely related field and 8+ years of experience architecting and developing applications.

8+ years of software engineering experience developing enterprise web applications supporting moderate-to-large user bases. 8+ years or experience with analytics queries, SQL , and architecting OLTP and OLAP databases. 8+ years hands-on development experience with React, NodeJS, J2EE technologies,Spring/Hibernate, and Micro services. 6+ years of experience developing healthcare related applications.

Experience working under Agile development methodologies. Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants must demonstrate the potentialability to perform the essential functions of the job asoutlined in the position description.


  1. Develop enterprise web applications and tools using a Java-based technology stack includingReact, NodeJS, J2EE, Spring/Hibernate, and Micro services.
  2. Participate in the architecture and design of enterprise web applications and tools.
  3. Participate in the design of OLTP relational databases to support custom applications.
  4. Provide technical guidance to less experienced software engineering staff.
  5. Provide insight and approaches to troubleshooting complex application issues as they arise.
  6. Ongoing support and maintenance of existing enterprise web applications and tools.

Performs complicated and difficult assignments under general direction requiring a high degree of technical competence reflecting knowledge of current state-of-the-art technologies. Conceives and plans projects involving the assessment of basic architecture, current hardware limitations, defines and selects new concepts and approaches. A wide degree of creativity is expected. May report directly to a project lead or manager.

This job description 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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and 8 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.


Highly Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering is preferred.
  • Extensive experience in scratch development from requirements, design & architecture through development and implementation.
  • Exceptional intuition at picking up existing code bases and becoming proficient.
  • Seasoned experience in software troubleshooting, debugging, and resolution construction.
  • Exceptional web-based application design and development skills.
  • Strong database design and analytic query development skills using SQL Server and MySQL.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment.

Optional Skills:

  • Experience with Java-based workflow engines.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.