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ORIS Job Openings

Communication Specialist | Req # 204130

The Communication Specialist will use their communications expertise to share critical information about improvements to research-related systems with researchers, research administrators, and stakeholders across campus to improve product adoption, facilitate change and enhance the research enterprise. The ideal Communication Specialist will be a multimedia content producer with strong writing skills, an understanding of the needs of a diverse audience, and the ability to translate complex technical information into customized messaging.

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Instructional Designer | Req # 204625

The Instructional Designer will lead the design and development of online and instructor-led curricula for research administrators and researchers of the University of Washington, delivering high-quality multimedia learning materials for a diverse audience of adult learners. Scope of projects includes creating and updating course curricula and supporting materials for instructor-led classes (in person or virtual); producing interactive training modules and software simulations; job aids and online tutorials; instructional videos; website copy; presentation materials; and technical documentation.

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Lead Backend Software Engineer | Req # 204286

The Lead Software Engineer for Backend Engineering will ensure efficient delivery and effective support for university research by designing, building, and supporting some of UW’s most critical software services. This position will grow and evolve ORIS’s software engineering best practices and standards; lead and collaborate on the strategic direction of backend engineering; ensure the tactical implementation of that strategic direction across products; lead and mentor a wide range of staff; and foster accessible, secure, and user-centric interaction design.

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Lead Front End Software Engineer | Req # 207836

The Lead Software Engineer for Front-End Engineering will ensure efficient delivery and effective support for university research by designing, building, and supporting some of UW’s most critical software services. The engineering component of the position consists of novel product development, vendor product configuration, and integration. This position will grow and evolve ORIS’ software engineering best practices and standards; lead and collaborate on the strategic direction of front-end engineering; ensure the tactical implementation of that strategic direction across products; lead and mentor a wide range of staff; and foster accessible, secure, and user-centric interaction design. Operations consist of supporting a range of software components, infrastructure, integrations, and services, some of which target 24/7/365 availability.

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Software Engineer | Req # 204164

This Software Engineer position is responsible for designing, developing, testing, deploying, and supporting APIs/Restful Web Services using the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform for integrating systems used by researchers and central units at UW. This position requires performing database and data design and writing SQL queries and scripts using SQL Server.

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Software Engineer | Req # 207042

This Software Engineer position provides systems design, development, programming, implementation, consultation, maintenance and support for the various projects related to the electronic grants management system used by the faculty, staff and grant administrators at the UW. Software complexity ranges from operating system internals to web based services and applications, database and other persistence mechanisms and system integrations between differing technologies.

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Technology Manager | Req # 204287

The Technology Manager for Full-stack Engineering ensures efficient delivery and effective support for university research by leading, mentoring, and coaching a diverse set of software engineers tasked with designing, building, supporting, and administering a variety of software applications and services that enable research. The engineering component of this role is expected to have a large impact on our organization’s success delivering software.

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User Experience (UX) Researcher | Req # 207727

The User Experience (UX) Researcher is responsible for all user research related activities at ORIS. You are part of a user experience group that is the voice of the user and will work with users of ORIS products and services, product owners, business analysts, and technical resources to blend business goals, product roadmaps, and user goals to ensure successful outcomes. This role is a crucial member of development teams that will ensure our user interfaces are useful and usable. In this capacity, your role is to bring simplicity to an institution with a world-leading complex research enterprise.

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OR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Executive Statement

The Office of Research shares President Cauce’s commitment to combat inequities and racism. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of our research enterprise and are embedded in the culture of who we are as institution and employer.

We will honor different and unique identities and nurture an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for all staff, students and faculty in the Office of Research and for all members of the UW research community. We will regularly review our services and systems and adapt them to reflect the evolving environments and work styles of our employees and those we serve.

We are ALL responsible for confronting bias and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Our call is to remove barriers and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We all must commit to this ongoing work.

Recognizing and valuing diversity will make the Office of Research and the University stronger, and enrich the stellar research carried out at the UW.

Learn more about the Office of Research’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion guiding principles.

What Do Current Employees Say About Working in ORIS?

“Researchers at UW explore significant advances in areas as diverse as astrophysics, cancer treatment, and renewable energy–just to name a few. It’s rewarding to know the software we develop at ORIS helps accelerate those research activities while also reducing the distracting administrative burden through automation when possible.”

“I like working at UW because the work/life balance is second-to-none, the work is meaningful and helping real people do cool things, and my coworkers are awesome.”

“There are a lot of choices out there right now for software engineer positions, but a majority are in the private sector to serve commercial interests. I enjoy working for a public university, knowing that the applications I make serve an audience who is trying to make this world a better place. ORIS (and the university by extension) wants to make sure that the workplace is enjoyable, challenging, and trying to cater to my interests or professional pursuits.”

“Working as a developer at ORIS gives me great satisfaction in the types of research that I get to support. The workplace culture is also very open to exploring different methodologies and technical solutions. I like working for the University because of the flexible hours, the remote work options, and the husky card.”

 

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The Office of Research Information Services accelerates research and advances innovation by delivering analysis, automation and on-demand information through a seamless research administration experience.