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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 and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Mcity runs several laboratories and C/AV (Connected / Automated Vehicle) research programs. As part of this we collect, store, classify, and assist with the analysis of a wide variety of data, working closely with our industry members and university researchers. You will have the opportunity to learn, build and scale components of our web application software architecture.

Who We Are

Mcity is a public-private partnership formed at U-M to transform global mobility by dramatically improving transportation safety, sustainability, and accessibility. Mcity draws on the broad expertise of U-M and its partners to address the host of legal, political, social, regulatory, economic, urban planning, and business issues that must be addressed to devise and implement practical systems that take advantage of emerging technologies. Mcity also provides testing at our one-of-a-kind proving ground, simulating the complexities of an urban environment, and through on-road vehicle deployments in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan, working with our partners including the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

We are looking for a software developer to design and build frontend software systems used at Mcity. If you enjoy building simple, visually pleasing, and intuitive web applications for non-technical audiences, consider joining us!




As a member of the Mcity engineering team, your typical week will include:

10% Project Planning - Discussion of requirements with the team, and our daily team stand-up (we are a small personable team)

20% Design - Assisting with the design of new systems or improving existing software, in collaboration with other developers.

60% Development - Quiet time for coding, query, analysis, testing.

10% Other - Assist with other activities supporting Mcity and their members.

Required Qualifications*

?      At least 1 year of relevant experience building similar types of systems.

?      Excellent communication skills.

?      Experience writing reactive web applications using Javascript frameworks such as Vue.js or React.

?      Experience with backend frameworks utilizing Python or similar programming languages.

?      Experience using a RDBMS for simple ad-hoc querying.

?      Experience interfacing with Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, or Heroku.

Desired Qualifications*

?      Knowledge of connected and/or automated vehicle technologies.

?      Passionate about future mobility systems.

?      Experience with Single Sign On systems like Oauth or Shibboleth.

?      Experience with Python web servers like Sanic, Tornado, or Flask.

?      Experience with WebSockets or Socket.IO.

?      Experience with caching systems like REDIS.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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