Software Engineer or Senior Software Engineer

Category: 
Engineering
Software & Web Development
Status: 
Full-Time
Post Date:  
2/06/2019
Contact Email: 
Description: 
Software Engineer or Senior Software Engineer
Applied Research Institute
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
The Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for the position of Software Engineer or Senior Software Engineer which entails the use of software development methodology and skills to develop software to meet the needs and requirements of our clients. This position requires the ability to carry out externally funded research in a collaborative team environment.
 
ARI performs translational research with a sharp focus on the development of technologies that are validated before they leave the laboratory. Our vision is to create a new model for a university-based institute, where industry and federal clients connect with researchers in an integrated environment to understand their needs and rapidly solve problems. Our researchers have expertise across engineering and science disciplines with experience in industry, academia and government R&D to provide unique perspectives on solving multi-disciplinary problems which have global impact. More information is available at http://www.appliedresearch.illinois.edu/
 
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct and document software testing to evaluate software robustness, identify bugs and defects, and verify requirements gaps
  • Write detailed supporting documentation including software requirements specification, system architecture specification, operational requirements specification, and user interface specification
  • Provide support to research projects by gathering and analyzing software requirements and investigate optimal software solutions
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional software development team to architect, design, implement, and test those solutions
  • Prepare activity reports to monitor progress and track the status of the projects
  • Assume additional appropriate related software engineer duties to further the mission of the institute
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering. Alternate degree fields will be considered if accompanied by equivalent experience
  • One year of industry experience
  • Solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, object-oriented programming (OOP), and modern software engineering practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency with C++, Java, Python, Matlab or other programming language
  • Demonstrated experience debugging and testing software systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and multi-tasking skills
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in computer science or engineering
  • Demonstrated experience with the following:
  • Open source applications and frameworks
  • Agile software development
  • Version control systems (GIT, P4, ClearCase, etc.), bug tracking systems (Jira, Bugzilla, GitHub, etc.)
  • Cloud computing or other distributed programming environments
  • Database programming
  • Using machine learning algorithms to solve classification and clustering problems, perform
  • information retrieval from unstructured and semi-structured data, and build supervised and
  • semi-supervised learning solutions
  • Big data and analytics
  • Eligibility to obtain security clearance (requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status)
 
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage the software testing process to evaluate software robustness, identify bugs and defects, and verify requirements gaps
  • Design detailed supporting documentation including software requirements specification, system architecture specification, operational requirements specification, and user interface specification
  • Lead support efforts on research projects by gathering and analyzing software requirements and investigate optimal software solutions
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional software development team to architect, design, implement, and test those solutions
  • Design activity reports to monitor progress and track the status of the projects
  • Assume additional appropriate related software engineer duties to further the mission of the institute
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering. Alternate degree fields will be considered if accompanied by equivalent experience
  • Four years of industry experience
  • Solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, object-oriented programming (OOP), and modern software engineering practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency with C++, Java, Python, Matlab or other programming language
  • Demonstrated experience debugging and testing software systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated experience with the following:
  • Open source applications and frameworks
  • Agile software development
  • Version control systems (GIT, P4, ClearCase, etc.), bug tracking systems (Jira, Bugzilla, GitHub, etc.)
  • Cloud computing or other distributed programming environments
  • Database programming
  • Using machine learning algorithms to solve classification and clustering problems, perform information retrieval from unstructured and semi-structured data, and build supervised and semisupervised learning solutions
  • Big data and analytics
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in computer science or engineering
  • Six years of industry experience
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers and/or students
  • Experience with project management
  • Track record of deploying software solutions and support
  • Experience working with ROS (Robotic Operating System) and Robot simulation software (Gazebo)
  • Working knowledge of Distributed computing and Distributed Decision making
  • Eligibility to obtain security clearance (requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status)
 
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
 
To apply, please complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following as a single file: a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. To ensure full consideration, all requested information must be submitted by February 19, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
 
For further information regarding application procedures, contact Summer Redman at sredman@illinois.edu or 217-300-5400.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
 
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.