Senior Software Developer/Analyst

Job Posting Title:

Senior Software Developer/Analyst


Hiring Department:

Academic Information Systems


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Jun 15, 2020


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Description:

Design, implement, and maintain software information systems for the clients of Academic Information Systems


Job Details:

General Notes

Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full time basis for any employer.


  • Lead multiple services by functioning as the primary resource for service support and leadership; may manage small to medium scale IT projects, identifying deliverables, establishing milestones, and assigning and tracking tasks; may supervise team members, communicating clear and equitable expectations and providing regular feedback and reviews
  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders; break down large project ideas into actionable/deliverable pieces of work (write epics/stories); participate in squad backlog grooming and project planning; with minimal guidance, develop and maintain software system designs, write custom code, configure software packages, analyze and debug moderate to complex programming logic, and/or build integrations between software packages; manage system-level data stores, data documentation, and data exchange interfaces; perform application and system quality assurance activities to ensure accuracy, data and process integrity, security, usability, and accessibility; ensure that code/systems are fully tested before deployment (including user acceptance tests) and properly monitored and maintained after release; create and consistently maintain documentation for multiple functional areas
  • Provide appropriate and prompt communications with peers, customers, vendors, technical partners, and other stakeholders; manage contentious meetings with collaborative groups to advance collective goals; participate in workgroups and initiatives; conduct blameless postmortems and propose process improvements
  • Identify opportunities for professional development for self and others; steadily expand both depth and breadth of relevant technical, professional, and business domain skills; develop skills in teammates through coaching and mentoring; create publications and deliver talks relevant to job function for use by a technical and/or functional community; pursue educational and collaboration opportunities with customers and peers in the community; spearhead innovation and define best practices to deploy new technologies and applications with in-depth understanding of the subject matter
  • Meet deadlines, balance priorities, be dependable, use time effectively, and persevere in the face of resistance and setbacks; complete diverse assignments and establish efficiencies to make them easier for others; be direct and truthful, keep confidences, admit mistakes, and act as a steadying influence in a crisis; take ownership of assignments and areas of responsibility; take the initiative to analyze and solve issues/problems; keep supervisor informed of progress and obstacles and work responsibly without supervision; adhere to university policies and guidelines and the requirements of the position of special trust
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher. Three years of experience developing and maintaining complex and diverse production applications using Python and/or Natural. Experience in systems analysis, design and programming. Experience in designing, implementing and testing complex software applications. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies. Demonstrated ability to analyze, test, document, and debug code. Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize, and document large, complex datasets. Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a team-oriented environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills with both non-technical and technical users. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. Self-motivated and capable of managing shifting priorities and tasks.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than three years of production software development experience. Experience programming in both Natural and Python; experience using Django and PyPE; experience with Oracle databases. Experience supporting Student Information Systems. Experience developing and maintaining software applications at the University of Texas at Austin. Experience with agile software development processes.

Salary Range

$64,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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