How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and must be attached as the first page of your resume. The letter should address your specific interest in and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
The Horace H. Rackham Graduate School is the home of graduate education at the University of Michigan and offers a remarkably broad and rigorous array of graduate degree programs that are among the very best in the country in each field of study. The School is an international leader in the development of best practices for graduate education.
Because we are committed to diversity, we aspire to develop and nurture the individual and collective skills to recognize, celebrate, and deploy difference as a path to engagement, innovation, and the generation of new ideas and knowledge.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3 year, term-limited position.
Rackham is currently offering hybrid work schedules to staff, requiring 2-3 days per week on-site with the remaining time being remote.
For more information on the Rackham Graduate School please go to https://rackham.umich.edu/
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In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
- Generous time off
- A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
- Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
- Life insurance
- Long-term disability coverage
- Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Maintain existing Rackham websites that automate tasks for IR and other Rackham staff.
- Create new code for automating repeated processes including eg. mass mailings, ETL processes, data updates, etc.
- Manage storage, updating, and maintenance of a number of datasets in sustainable and efficient ways.
- Support reporting efforts by querying and manipulating data through programmatic approaches
- Design and implement interactive approaches to share and display data.
- Document processes, systems, and user-facing help files
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or similar technical discipline. 3-5 years’ experience in applications development (or an equivalent combination of education/experience). Experience with web development frameworks (i.e Django, Laravel, Symfony, Flask, Node.js) with preference for Python-based frameworks Experience managing databases with a strong emphasis on data integrity, data quality, and designing efficient processes and mechanisms to store and retrieve data. Experience with programmatic approaches to manipulating large datasets (SQL, R, Python, SAS,). Systematic and thoughtful approach to programming (i.e. version control, modular and reusable code, proper documentation, etc.). Ability to think outside-the-box to suggest tools and approaches that effectively address problems, are feasible to implement, and cost-effective. Ability to learn and apply new and emerging technologies. Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, and handle people with diplomacy under stressful situations and in matters of a sensitive and confidential nature. Knowledge of and strong personal commitment to shared teamwork, continuous business process improvement, and professional development. Understanding and value of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Strong project management skills/ Knowledge of object-oriented-programming (OOP) principles. Knowledge or interest in data-mining and machine learning. Reasonable knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the academic goals, promising practices, and issues in graduate education and graduate degree completion are desired. Reasonable knowledge of University organizational structure and practices.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
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