Job Information

University of Utah Software Design Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/27/2021

Requisition Number PRN27026B

Job Title Software Design Engineer

Working Title Software Design Engineer

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


VP Area President

Department 00417 - UIT Univ Support Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $47,600/yr. to $90,400/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

As a Software Engineer you will work with a small Agile-like team of similarly experienced full-stack developers. You will be involved in the full-range of the development lifecycle, from requirements gathering and design, to implementation, testing, documentation and maintenance. You will have the opportunity to work both independently and closely with peers on a variety of projects. Your completed work directly benefits end-users through continuously deployed updates as part of our customer-driven development cycle.

About UIT : University Information Technology ( UIT ), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services ( CIS ) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and services. For more information about UIT visit .

About the University: 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 the PAC -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.


Software Engineer is a full-time, 40hr/week, salaried employee. More information on specific benefits offered by the University can befound online ( . Highlights include:

o Health care coverage (

o Automatic14.2% employer-contribution (\_401aPlan.php) to personal retirement account (401a)

o UTA transit pass

o Paid leave time (

o Tuition reduction (

o ..and more:

  • Partial telecommuting options available


  • Designs, develops, tests and documents software programming applications in extension of a statewide Student Information System for the state’s Technical Colleges.
  • Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.
  • Supports users of the application through professional correspondence and prioritization of incoming bug fixes and feature requests.
  • Competes a balanced mix of assigned work for both new development and maintaining/extending support of existing functionality.
  • The primary duties will be in the area of enterprise Microsoft application development (C#, SQL , HTML / CSS /JS, WPF ) but you may also be tasked with working with team members of different backgrounds to complete tasks outside the area of your given expertise.
  • Works under general supervision; typically reports to a manager.
  • Works efficiently as part of a small and focused development team to release iterative software updates at a consistent pace.
  • Works well independently and is self-driven to solve problems and implement beneficial solutions.

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 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Department Specific Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science a related area or equivalency
  • Applicants should have basic proficiency with the following core technologies:o C# / . NET 4.5+o SQL Server 2012+ / T- SQLo LINQ to SQL / Entity Frameworko WPFo ASPNET MVC 5+
  • Applicants must be able to work well independently and be self-accountable to set and meet development targets.
  • Strong understanding of OO principles and software design patterns.
  • Experience writing clean, maintainable, and testable C# code, following industry standards and best practices.
  • Must be comfortable configuring and maintaining your own development environment, including local account administration of software such as Windows, Visual Studio and SSMS

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


Experience with the following technologies is preferred (in no particular order):

o Blazor / . NET Core

o JS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Angular

o ASP . NET Web API 2

o Git

o Tableau

o Active Directory

o Canvas LMS

o SSO ( SAML /OAuth)

o Telerik ( WPF and Kendo UI tools)

Experience developing and documenting modern REST APIs.

Experience designing, configuring and maintaining unit tests.

Experience with web services ( AWS , Azure) or virtualized server environments.

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


Online reports may be submitted at

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.