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Temporary Senior Computer Specialist (Project position)
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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The School of Medicine's Division of Microbiology has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Senior Computer Specialist.

The Temporary Senior Computer Specialist is responsible for developing sustainable software components for Viroverse, our central laboratory data repository web application. The Temporary Senior Computer Specialist involves developing custom software to facilitate data input into Viroverse. To create usable data input software components, the position requires interacting with lab personnel to understand physical workflows and optimal ways to capture data. The software will be developed within an existing python-based Django framework and will require in depth knowledge of relational database structure.

RESPONSIBLITIES

•Develop sustainable software components for Viroverse, the central laboratory repository web application for the Mullins Lab.  This involves developing custom software to facilitate data input into Viroverse.  To create usable data input software components, the position requires interacting with lab personnel to understand physical workflows and optimal ways to capture data.  The software will be developed within an existing python-based Django framework and will require in depth knowledge of relational database structure.

REQUIREMENTS

•Bachelor's degree in computer science, informatics, software engineering, another quantitative or natural science field or equivalent work experience
•Two or more years of experience developing and supporting web applications, including:
•Backend development using a Python Django framework and JavaScript for deployment in a Linux or cloud environment
•Frontend web browser development using HTML/CSS/JavaScript
•Database development using SQL and a relational database system such as PostgreSQL
•Experience developing software in Python
•Experience with the software development lifecycle including version control (Git) and code reviews
•Experience with DevOps practices including testing, continuous integration, and monitoring
•Ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team
•Excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities

DESIRED

•Experience building, maintaining, and operating web service APIs, including management of authentication and authorization, versioning and change control
•Experience deploying in cloud environments using tools like Docker and Kubernetes
•Knowledge of software test methodologies and automation tools.
•Experience with IAM technologies used in research and education communities like SAML, OIDC, InCommon, eduGAIN, eduPerson, and ORCID
•Experience in a major research University setting.


Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.