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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. If possible, please include a link to your electronic portfolio/dossier as part of your resume.

Job Summary

Help the University of Michigan reimagine the future of education. Join our team and become a driver of innovation at the world’s great public research university. Academic Innovation is a fast paced startup environment leveraging modern technologies, languages and approaches. Work with complex data and cloud based solutions. Be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that focuses on creativity and impact; automation and iteration.

The developer selected for this position will play a critical role in advancing and exploring the cutting-edge of software innovation at the University of Michigan. Their responsibilities will primarily focus on the growth and project development supporting Michigan Online. In this role they will lead development cycles, collaborate with project teams and develop applications to enable innovative learning practices and personalization at scale across the U-M community and beyond.

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.

Note: This is a three year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities*

  • Project level application development, including reviewing the work of project developers and designers
  • Coordinate with QA to ensure fully tested and high quality version releases
  • Maintain technical familiarity and expertise with the evolution of mainstream and emerging technologies
  • Collaborate closely with software developers, user experience designers, instructional designers, faculty, researchers, and students, at the University of Michigan
  • Employ a pragmatic approach by understanding the tradeoffs between a perfect solution and a working solution
  • Work closely with the team to solve problems, transfer knowledge, and develop software architecture and designs

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • At least 2 years of professional software development experience
  • Experience working in a multi-platform, multi-OS environment in a cross-functional product team
  • Experience developing full-stack web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python/Ruby, Rails/Django/Flask
  • Experience developing and deploying applications at scale
  • Experience working with Python or Ruby and an associated web application framework (e.g.: Flask, Django, Rails)
  • Ability to take design specifications and create working, valid HTML5/CSS/JS
  • Experience working with relational database platforms (e.g.: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle)
  • Hold strong attention to detail and concern for information accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with JavaScript browser-side frameworks (e.g.: Vue, React, jQuery)
  • Experience configuring and deploying applications using Amazon Web Services
  • Experience working with emerging NoSQL platforms (e.g.: MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis)
  • Experience collaborating with clients and end users to translate requests and problems into software solutions.
  • Experience working as a mentor and technical resource for interns or more junior colleagues

Additional Information

NOTE: This is a three-year, term-limited position.

Excellent benefits are available, for details, see http://benefits.umich.edu/

Position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.