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ORIS Job Openings
Backend Software Engineer | Req # 218945
The Software Engineer 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 to procure and administer research grants and contracts. This position is essential for the sustainment and continued alignment of inbound integrations with the UW’s enterprise resource management tool, Workday. Other essential functions include providing technical leadership and expertise for systems development colleagues and providing expert consultation to clients and systems managers. Technical scope requires deep systems knowledge and an ability to quickly learn and understand the policies, functional processes, and procedures of the University. Software complexity ranges from operating system internals to web-based services and applications, database and other persistence mechanisms and system integrations between differing technologies.
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.
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 # 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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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.