Job Information

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

Open Date 09/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN27600B

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

Monday – Friday

100% telecommuting position

Must reside in the State of Utah

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01828 - Univ Faculty Info & Support

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 70,000 to 79,699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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.


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.

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.

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.

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


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or equivalency.

• Two years of experience with:

• Software development in a professional setting (including design, user interface, deployment, maintenance and support).

• PHP using a Laravel preferred

• HTML , CSS , (Javascript).

• Proficient with SQL (we use Oracle) and can write structural code and queries.

• Expertise with an IDE or editor, like vim, IntelliJ, VSCode.

• Working knowledge of Git.

• Front end compilers like LESS or SASS .

• Build tools like maven, Grunt or Gulp.

• Exposure to ticketing systems like Jira.

• Analytical and troubleshooting abilities.

• Crash dump forensics to find the root cause, not just a final error.

• Work with Business Analyst or Product Manager to gather and understand requirements.

• Work 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.

• Full-stack web developer. Backend experience is good, DevOps is great, but someone who can work from Apache to SASS is best.

• 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.

• Experience with Java and Spring, and/or JavaScript libraries like Vue or Angular.

• Experience with data ETL methodologies and tools.

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, ( 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.