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ORIS Job Openings
Business Intelligence Engineer | Req # 219617
The Business Intelligence Engineer will design and build the data infrastructure needed to provide robust, useful, accurate, and timely business intelligence reporting products (reports, cubes, visualizations, etc.). BI Engineer candidates are interested and experienced in integrating data from disparate sources into models that support useful and insightful reporting products. Above all, we are looking for a BI Engineer who (1) is interested in building tools that provide valuable business insights, (2) understands the usefulness of data as well as problems and pitfalls that can arise from biases and assumptions about the data, and (3) would like to be part of BI and data team that promotes data literacy and data culture both within our organization and with partner organizations at UW.
Database Administrator | Req # 218942
The Database Administrator (DBA) will be responsible for ensuring the stability, performance, and security of the databases that sustain the Office of Research systems and integrations with UW’s enterprise resource planning system, Workday. The Database Administrator position is charged with ensuring that database resources meet security, performance, availability, reliability, and availability requirements. The DBA will partner with development teams across multiple areas and will need to work with different database systems and hosting platforms. The DBA will provide consultation and assistance in database design and will be responsible for provisioning, optimization, operations, and business continuity. The DBA will work to ensure secure and dependable database performance and operations through implementation, test, integration test, and migration and Production deployment and cutover phases.
Full Stack Engineer | Req # 216120
The Full-Stack Engineer will ensure efficient delivery and effective support for University research by building and supporting some of UW’s most visible web properties and critical software services. The person in this position will be developing and maintaining web sites, web applications, shared components and/or services to support award-winning faculty and staff in performing administrative activities such as submission of funding applications for consideration, routing them electronically for approval, managing detailed multi-year budgets for grant and contract proposals, and more.
Full Stack Engineer | Req # 218948
The Full-Stack Engineer will ensure efficient delivery and effective support for University research by building and supporting some of UW’s most visible web properties and critical software services ensuring sustained integration with Workday as the central platform for University information. The person in this position will ensure that the integration both in technology and data will support web sites, web applications, shared components and/or services to support award-winning faculty and staff in performing unique research administrative activities such as submission of funding applications for consideration, routing them electronically for approval, managing detailed multi-year budgets for grant and contract proposals, and more as they move back and forth between Office of Research and UW-IT systems.
Infrastructure and Integration Engineer | Req # 218950
The Infrastructure and Integration Engineer will ensure efficient delivery and effective support for University research by sustaining and growing the integrations and use of UW Financial data through the connection with the UW’s enterprise resource planning system Workday. Successful candidates must have a strong background in design and implementation of databases and other data infrastructure that support online applications, reporting and analytics, and integrations with other systems. The candidate must also demonstrate the leadership required to mentor colleagues and see projects through from envisioning to delivery. This technical leadership may be expressed in diverse ways, connecting to the variety of styles and cultures represented within the Office of Research and across UW.
Lead Data Engineer | Req # 218943
The Lead Data Engineer will ensure efficient delivery and effective support for University research by sustaining and growing the integrations and use of UW Financial data through the connection with the UW’s enterprise resource planning system Workday. This position will accomplish this by designing, building, and supporting some of the UW’s most critical data infrastructure in alignment with UW Medicine and UW-IT. This position will grow and evolve data engineering best practices and standards; lead and collaborate on the strategic direction of data engineering; ensure the tactical implementation of that strategic direction across products; lead and mentor a wide range of staff; and foster high-integrity, fresh, secure, and accurate data management and integration. Operations consist of supporting a range of data software components, infrastructure, integrations, and services, some of which target 24/7/365 availability.
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.
Software Engineer | Req # 215857
This Software Engineer position will provide 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 University of Washington. Software complexity ranges from operating system internals to web-based services and applications, database and other persistence mechanisms and system integrations between differing technologies. The scope of tasks performed span all project phases including design, development, testing, integrating, deploying and support.
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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