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UW-IT has an outstanding full time opportunity for a full stack developer interested in digital identity.
UW-IT is seeking a software engineer to join our Identity and Access Management (IAM) team. This position will help us deliver IAM services that meet the needs of our community today, while promoting confidence, choice, and innovation in meeting the needs of tomorrow. Current faculty, staff, students, and researchers need safe, reliable, day-to-day access to resources and infrastructure around the world, while future scholars may benefit from digital identities that they bring and control themselves, with verifiable credentials about their academic activities and achievements at the UW. Our developers are critical contributors to both endeavors, and they can take pride in sustaining the open development of the Internet for research and education.
ABOUT YOU By applying for the position, you are telling us: Your passion for software development is matched by a strong interest in the use of IAM and digital identity to advance the mission of the UW. You believe in open engagement, dialog, clear communication, trust, and respect as the foundations to effective partnerships. You are driven to understand others and ask yourself questions like "What are their needs?" and "What are they trying to do?" Your decisions are guided by vision, informed by data and process, and driven by a desire to make things work better. You are motivated to work in higher education, at a public institution, and, more specifically, at the UW. The position also benefits from an agile mindset and a desire to influence the evolution of our software development and operational (DevOps) practices.
RESPONSIBILITIES This position is responsible for the design, development, integration, operations, and maintenance of custom-built, open source, and commercial software. This position collaborates with other developers and technical leads to continually improve our development and operational practices in order to ensure agility, reliability, performance, and recoverability of our services. Consulting with customers and partners, and participating in higher education and IAM industry activities, are also part of the job. Our developers collaborate with team members and stakeholders to align our service strategies, designs, and operations with broader University goals. Customer satisfaction is our shared responsibility, and we strive for it every day, together.
DAY IN THE LIFE
Our developers enjoy a variety of daily activities that have an impact on teammates and customers. On a typical day you might:
Develop a new feature in a web application for users to self-identify the pronouns they go by.
Consult with a developer in an academic unit to help integrate eduGAIN into their research project.
Customize a monitor for a production application to automate alerting and troubleshooting.
Diagnose the root cause of a production problem and discuss a proposed fix with teammates.
Deploy a production change using Git and Travis CI.
Submit a pull request for some code and documentation you're contributing to an open source project.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, informatics, mathematics, information science, business administration, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Three years' experience performing progressively more complex and responsible tasks involving development and operations of software applications and services.
Experience with Web application development in a modern programming language.
Experience within a software development lifecycle.
Familiar with source code management and tools like GitHub.
Familiar with secure design and coding practices.
Familiar with Linux.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a matrix organization.
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
An effective team player who enjoys collaboration.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Familiar with DevOps practices.
Knowledge of cloud platforms like GCP, AWS, and/or Azure.
Familiar with Docker containers and Kubernetes.
Familiar with consuming and/or implementing RESTful APIs.
Familiar with continuous integration tools like Travis CI.
Knowledge of scalable and reliable software systems.
Knowledge of server configuration and build automation tools like Ansible.
Knowledge of relational and/or NoSQL databases like PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch.
Knowledge of messaging services like Amazon SNS/SQS.
Knowledge of TCP/IP networking concepts and related technologies like TLS and load balancers.
Knowledge of IAM technologies used in research and education communities like Shibboleth, Grouper, midPoint, SAML, OIDC, InCommon, eduGAIN, eduPerson, and ORCID.
Knowledge of IAM capabilities (e.g. identity registration, credential management, access governance, provisioning, authentication, single sign-on, federation).
Knowledge of software test methodologies and automation tools.
Knowledge of open source software development.
Experience in a major research University setting..
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work in an open office environment. This position involves responsibilities and occasional situations where work outside of standard business hours is required to respond to incidents or to meet critical deadlines. Work in an open office environment.
This is an essential position and is required to report to work remotely when UW suspends operations.
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.
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