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Join the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS) in our mission to accelerate research and advance innovation by delivering analysis, automation and on-demand information through a seamless research administration experience! Be sure to check back regularly as new positions will be posted soon.

ORIS Job Openings

Assistant Director of Engineering & Operations

The Assistant Director of Engineering & Operations in ORIS ensures the efficient and effective delivery and support for University research by growing and evolving software development best practices and standards for systems; leading and collaborating on the strategic direction of software development and adoption; ensuring the tactical implementation of that strategic direction across all products; leading and mentoring technology managers and architects; and fostering accessible, secure, and user-centric interaction design with technology.

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Change Manager

The ORIS Change Manager will play a key role in the implementation of the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) project, an enterprise-wide, multi-year initiative to replace existing financial systems with a modern, integrated system, providing functionality to support financial business needs across a complex institution. This position is charged with ensuring researchers, researcher administrators and other staff across all three campuses successfully adapt to changes in research-related systems, business processes, organizational structures, and data models.

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Customer Experience Specialist

This recruitment is open to University of Washington employees only. The Customer Experience Specialist is a technical specialist, working with complex business applications and participating in the software development lifecycle, including development and operations. The person in this role collaborates with the lead Customer Experience Analyst, technical writers, and web engineers on web applications developed or managed by ORIS. This position will resolve customer issues and provide solutions or analyze issues to triage to internal software engineer teams. This position also creates technical system resources and documentation of software to improve user efficiency and to educate coworkers on user processes and issues.

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Lead Software Engineer For Cloud Infrastructure

The Lead Software Engineer for Cloud Infrastructure ensures efficient delivery and effective support for university research by designing, building, supporting, and administering a variety of cloud-based services that enable research. The engineering component of the position consists of novel product development, vendor product configuration, and integration. Successful candidates must have a blend of software development background, cloud infrastructure experience, and demonstrated leadership qualities to ensure we provide continuous value delivery to our stakeholders in a sustainable way.

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Software Engineer

The Software Engineer will be responsible for developing and supporting software Systems and APIs for researchers and central units, validate that those Systems and APIs meet the requirements documented for development, and that needs of the end-users have been met through development and testing to make UW a great place to do research. Remote work is available for this opening.

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Technology Program Manager/Research Compliance

The Technology Program Manager (TPM), Research Compliance, is a key TPM within the UW’s Office of Research Information Services (ORIS). The TPM, Research Compliance, complements Technology Program Managers, Research Administration Systems (RAS) and Research Integrations and Insights (RI&I), all operating in alignment with the vision of the Research Roadmap Advisory Group. This TPM will seek to understand the current state of operations and identify and advocate for business process improvements and system implementation opportunities. This position plays a pivotal role in the success of projects via relationships with our clients and vendors, identification of the client needs, and ensuring that approaches and solutions of multiple projects are linked to objectives and future needs.

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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.