Software Engineer or Senior Software Engineer

Category: 
Engineering
Software & Web Development
Status: 
Full-Time
Post Date:  
3/04/2019
Contact Email: 
Description: 
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 involves 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/.
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.
 
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Architect, design, implement, and test the solution for functionality, robustness and scale in collaboration with a cross-functional software development team
  • Provide support to research projects by gathering and analyzing software requirements and investigating optimal software solutions
  • 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
  • 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 related work experience
  • Solid Computer Science and software engineering fundamentals in data structures and algorithms, object-oriented programming (OOP), and modern tools and 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
  • Three years of related work experience
  • Experience working with open source applications and frameworks
  • Experience with agile software development, version control and bug tracking systems
  • Experience with cloud computing or other distributed programming environments
  • Experience working with machine learning algorithms to solve classification and clustering problems in big data, performing analytics and information processing, and building inference engines for supervised and semi-supervised learning solutions
  • Eligibility to obtain security clearance (requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status)
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead support efforts on research projects by gathering and analyzing software requirements and investigating optimal software solutions
  • Lead and collaborate with a cross-functional software development team to architect, design, implement, and test the solution for functionality, robustness and solutions
  • Manage the software testing process including conducting and documenting software testing to evaluate software robustness, identifying bugs and defects, and verifying requirements gaps. Write detailed supporting documentation including software requirements specification, system architecture specification, operational requirements specification, and user interface specification
  • 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 or Master’s degree in computer science or engineering accompanied by four years of related work experience or a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics. Alternate degree fields will be considered if accompanied by equivalent experience
  • Solid Computer Science and software engineering fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, object-oriented programming (OOP), and modern tools and practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency with C++, Java, Python, Matlab or other programming language
  • Demonstrated experience debugging and testing software systems
  • Experience working with open source applications and frameworks
  • Experience with agile software development, version control and bug tracking systems
  • Experience with cloud computing or other distributed programming environments
  • Experience working with machine learning algorithms to solve classification and clustering problems in big data, performing analytics and information processing, and building inference engines for supervised and semi-supervised learning solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and multi-tasking skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Six years of related work experience
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers/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 March 26, 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.