Sr Software Engineer
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame

The Hesburgh Libraries' Sr. Software Engineer plays a
central role in the ability of the library to cater technical solutions to the
needs of the university in its mission to advance scholarship, learning and
research. This position proactively architects reliable back end data services
and infrastructure which anticipates the evolving information needs of
students and faculty members. Responsibilities include the design and
implementation of scalable applications and software components, engagement
with library constituents in negotiating the diverse research and learning
needs of the university, as well as communicate with and educate library
staff, faculty and administrators regarding emerging trends in technology in
order to meet goals and strategic initiatives. Incumbents also have the
responsibility to research as well as implement current trends and innovations
in both library technology and technical industry best practices and
standards. The position also requires a high degree of accountability, and
thus requires that individuals working in this position manage project time
lines, deliverables, and resources to ensure that planned objectives are met.

Duties include:

  * Design, implement, test, deploy and support a wide range of software applications in support of core library objectives.
  * Architect and implement robust and dependable infrastructure components, data services, and software integration services.
  * Engage with library faculty and staff, university teaching and research faculty, as well as students at all levels in order to ensure that library software and web related services are meeting the needs of the library and the university.
  * Plan and manage project tasks, update documentation, work with quality assurance and usability professionals.
Minimum Qualifications

  * BA or BS degree
  * Experience developing scalable web applications and web services
  * High degree of experience with web technologies and standards such as HTML, CSS and Javascript
  * Experience designing and using relational databases and/or no-sql datastores such as MongoDB
  * Experience with object oriented software design principles
  * Use of version control systems such as git, subversion or Bitbucket
  * Use of web based APIs and service oriented architecture
Preferred Qualifications

  * Strong software integration skills
  * Strong skills related to Ruby on Rails and related scripting languages
  * Experience with software testing methodologies such as unit testing, integration testing and acceptance testing
  * Experience with javascript frameworks such as Angular.js, Ember.js, React and related testing methodologies
  * Experience with web related scripting languages such as PHP, Python, Perl
  * Experience with web application scalability, performance and related technologies such as caching, proxying and micro services
  * Experience with cloud deployment into services such as AWS and related services
  * Familiarity with agile software development principles

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