Department: MED-Preventive Medicine Salary/Grade: ITS/78
Develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software. Typically works with senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects independently. Designs and implements basic technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are met. Performs basic system integration tasks. Provides estimation for assigned tasks.
Participates in the development of new goals and strategies based on interactions with primary user.
Develops plans for software deployment on heterogeneous systems.
Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
Partners with user in designing features for technology.
Creates and maintains code documentation.
Grants system access to new user.
Evaluates feature/upgrade/change requests and recommends action.
Participates in interview process for new hires.
Identifies database and software performance issues, and makes adjustments.
Develops and maintains software infrastructure, via patches, bundles, releases and maintenance packs.
Prioritizes tasks within project.
Meets with business analyst/stakeholder to determine requirements.
Completes day-to-day product engineering tasks, contributing to the definition of relevant best practices in the areas of mobile development, deployment, testing (unit and systems), and iterative refinement.
Writes maintainable code with extensive test coverage, working in a professional software engineering environment (with source control, dev/stage/prod release cycle, continuous deployment).
Stays up to date on the latest industry standard implementation details regarding relevant technologies.
Completes assigned tasks while ensuring quality, security and compliance requirements are met.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as computer science, information technology, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years relevant experience required.
Please see information in tables below.
Infrastructure (extends across applications):
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Code Repositories (Git, Subversion)
Linux Operating System
NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB)
Programming Languages and Frameworks:
Collaboration and teamwork
Iterative & incremental development
Scrum project framework
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Infrastructure experience in Docker, K8s
Experience in architecture of solutions that integrate with third party providers
Strong OOP skills, understanding of SOLID principles.
Interest and expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting distributed systems and API
3 years of back end development experience
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
At least 2 years back end development experience: Python, JS/Typescript, Nodejs
At least 1 year development experience of an API system.
At least 1 year experience with queues, preferably Celery/RabbitMQ, Kafka
At least 2 years of large SQL/NoSQL database experience, preferably experience in MySQL/Postgres, MongoDB, Hadoop
At least 1 year of microservices development experience
Experience in AWS/GCP/Azure is a plus
Experience in ML model deployments and data engineering is a huge plus
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40018
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.