Job Information

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


Open Date 03/11/2022

Requisition Number PRN29694B

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 00336 - KUEN/Utah Education Network

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

UETN is looking for a software design engineer. Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications. Supports and/or installs software applications/operating systems. Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software. Following general guidelines and accepted technical approaches performs tasks in the design, development, and implementation of software engineering applications, the analysis and investigation of software engineering project tasks, the definition of design specifications and parameters, development and application of standard routines and utility programs, resolution of hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations and analysis of system architecture requirements and structure.


·Health, dental, and wellness coverage (\_wellness.php)

· Automatic and immediately vested14.2% employer contribution (\_401aPlan.php) to personal retirement account (401a)

· Freepublic transportation pass ( (Utah Transit Authority)

·Paid leave time (

·Tuition reduction for employee and family members (

· … and more:


Working with teams to develop and maintain enterprise web applications, the successful developer will have the ability to work on a large project from analysis through development, testing, QA, and delivery. The primary duties will be in the area of Java enterprise web development (Java, Spring, SQL , HTML / CSS /JavaScript), but the engineer may require working with team members with different backgrounds to help them complete tasks outside of the candidate’s area of expertise.

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 Requirements

The ideal candidate is an experienced full-stack, Java web developer with demonstrated high proficiency in the following technologies and tools:

• Java 8 required, Java 9+ desired

• Javascript, specifically jQuery, Ajax

• Spring Framework 4 & 5, Spring MVC

• REST web services and JSON

• HTML5, CSS3, responsive design


• Source control with Git / Bitbucket

• Demonstrated ability to debug both client- and server-side code

An ideal candidate also has:

• Tomcat (basic configuration and use)

• Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills

• Knowledge of industry standard software development methodologies and practices

• The ability to capture user requirements and develop design documentation and user interfaces

• Ability to code detailed, functional pages from mockups in collaboration with designers

• Experience in developing software for the entire development life cycle, requirements gathering, analysis and design, development, test, deployment, support, and retirement

• Experience writing clean, maintainable, and testable Java code (including unit tests), using design patterns, industry standards and best practices.

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


These are additional desirable skills, but not required:

• Development in the Eclipse IDE , Spring STS , or IntelliJ IDEA

• Development in MacOS

• Maven use and understanding and authorship of POMs

• Unit testing with JUnit in Spring MVC

• Atlassian JIRA and Confluence

• Knowledge of continuous integration with Jenkins and Bitbucket

• Database design experience

• JSP or Thymeleaf templates

• Javascript frameworks, specifically Vue

• Logging with Log4j 2

• Spring Security, Spring Data ( JPA /Hibernate)


• Familiarity with virtualization tools

• Experience with RESTful API development / standardized grammar design

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.