Senior Software Engineer - Tufts Technology Services

Tufts University Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 months ago

Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.

Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent to strengthen Tufts' strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our community's emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology.

Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in using them. With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.

Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with leading technologies and learn new skills.

Reporting directly to the Assistant Director Educational Technology Development & Systems, the Senior Software Engineer, under minimal supervision, develops, implements and tests application software. As part of the multidisciplinary ETS Technology Services Team, the Senior Software Engineer works on a range of complex projects as a team member or project lead. They are responsible for developing and extending software and services that enhance teaching, learning, research, and collaboration across the university, with a particular focus on health sciences education.

This position will play a critical role in the university's move to our Next Generation Learning Management system including developing the integration or replacement of web applications specific to health sciences education. The Senior Software Engineer builds applications based on specifications and contributes to all aspects of application development, including architecture, automated test development, and deployment.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 5 years of related work experience.

  • 3 years of experience developing stable and highly usable web-based applications.

  • Experience with SQL and Schema design.

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.

  • Flexibility, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, collaborative environment.

  • Resourcefulness in approaching new software engineering challenges.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Python/Django

  • Experience with the following languages: Perl/Mason, JavaScript/JQuery.

  • Experience with Git.

  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence.

  • Experience with API-based integration, IMS LTI.

  • Experience with open source software.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

Occasional evening or weekend work, as well as the ability to participate in a 24x7 on call rotation for major incident support activities. Occasional travel between the Boston, Medford, and Grafton campuses to meet with administration, and staff.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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