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At the University of Washington School of Social Work, we commit ourselves to promoting social and economic justice for poor and oppressed populations and enhancing the quality of life for all. Recently ranked No. 1 in the world among social work schools for its influential scholarship and broad impact, we strive to maximize human welfare through education, research, and public service. We embrace our position of leadership in the field of social work and join in partnership with others in society committed to solving human problems in the twenty-first century.
UW faculty and staff are also provided outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.
The UW and the School of Social Work promote diversity and inclusivity among our staff, faculty and students; we seek applicants for this position who are committed to these principles and whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage with audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
The Center for Social Sector Analytics and Technology, (CSSAT) founded in 2019, provides the social service community with the tools and knowledge needed to address pressing information and systems challenges. Its approach integrates systems thinking, state-of-the art quantitative analysis, and an understanding of human and institutional behavior into its methodologies. CSSAT is a collaboration between the School of Social Work and Washington State’s Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF).
The University of Washington School of Social Work and CSSAT have an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer. The position will support the ongoing development and operation of a cloud-based ecosystem of secure tools and data stores that support child welfare service providers, researchers, and DCYF. The flagship of this suite is a web service called Sprout that streamlines the process of providing child welfare services, while enabling data collection that can provide a basis for improving those services.
In addition to DevOps responsibilities, this role requires working closely with technical resources at DCYF, researchers and data scientists, and administrators and providers of child welfare services. The Software Engineer will need to develop a working knowledge of the complex social services landscape. The engineering team is small, so the position requires flexibility, pragmatism, frugality, and the ability to operate independently.
Duties: • DevOps -- own the full life-cycle (design, test, implement, deploy, support, automate) of the Sprout platform and related components. • Data Engineering -- design, implementation, and administration of databases, data stores, transfer infrastructure and automation, to support user-facing services, as well as analytics, metrics, and reporting. • Information Security -- develop, review, and maintain protocols, procedures, and tools to ensure HIPAA compliance. • Team/Community Immersion -- provide ad hoc support with an eye toward building subject-matter awareness and experience. Must be able to step in for the Tech Lead and provide technical, operational, or decision support.
Required: •Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field. Equivalent experience may substitute for degree requirement. •6-8 years of relevant work experience to include: - DevOps - Full stack development - Cloud-based platforms - Data security - Database design and administration - Systems/network administration - Process automation
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Desired: •Some of the core technologies we currently use are: •Node.js, React, Redux, Express, Sequelize, PostgreSQL, Java, Ruby, Bash, Perl, R, HTML, CSS, JSON, Docker, AWS (S3, KMS, RDS, SQS, Route 53, CloudFront, EC2), Aptible, and GitHub. Experience with any of these would be very helpful. •Prior experience with social services, child welfare, and at-risk youth. •UX design experience, especially responsive web-based design is highly desirable.
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