Software Engineer or Senior Software Engineer - Applied Research Institute (108991)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

ID: 7055761
Posted: February 6, 2019

Job Description

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/.



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

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 semi-supervised learning solutions.
Big data and analytics.




 

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