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University of Rochester Senior Software Engineer - 234299 in Rochester, New York

Senior Software Engineer Job ID 234299

Location Medical Faculty Group Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Health Lab


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

Responsible for designing, developing and maintaining homegrown software solutions. Performs all aspects of the software development life cycle including requirements gathering, system architecture and planning, development, testing, documenting, deployment, training, and maintenance.

Applies knowledge of a variety of different hardware and software tools available and chooses the appropriate tools for the job. Excels at taking software from the development phase into production.

Serves as the project leader on multiple projects and updates the project director on completed tasks, project statuses, and project timelines. Performs analysis and programming addressing challenging tasks supporting team processes. Supervises a small team of software engineers to ensure that projects are completed on time and to specification.

Typical Duties:

Project Development and Testing

  • Creates solutions based on gathered requirements

  • Establishes coding standards and adheres to those standards

  • Provides coding standards to team; documents code according to standards

  • Integrates necessary frameworks and interfaces

  • Effectively tests code to produce stable results that match specifications

    Design and Integration

  • Independently researches and tests coding techniques

  • Determines what resources will be necessary, i.e. databases, storage, servers

  • Analyzes how new solutions interact with other systems

  • Designs interfaces that are easily adapted into other projects

  • Designs databases

    Maintenance and Upgrades

  • Recommends modifications based on experience with a program’s users or experience with coding challenges/bugs

  • Determines the scope of the upgrade

  • Handles complex software issues and bugs at both a project and framework level

  • Communicates changes and impact with users

    Deployment and Training

  • Determines and prepares a deployment strategy that will have minimal impact on existing systems

  • Determines appropriate communication method(s) and communicates deployment schedule and impact with users

  • Configures database and web serves to the project’s specification

  • Regression tests all affected systems after deployment to determine success

  • Trains users on solutions

    Management and Supervision

  • Supervises a small team of software engineers

  • Develops detailed work plans for employees’ assigned projects and assesses progress

  • Provides leadership, supervision and coaching to staff. Assists the Project Director in managing the HR needs of the department and staff including, but not limited to: approving hiring decisions, training, ongoing supervision, personnel issues and actions, and conducts performance reviews.

    Requirements Gathering

  • Works with other staff members and end users to understand their requirements and goals with new software or upgrades to existing software

  • Determines project scope, including capabilities and timeframe

  • Complies notes to share with the team

    Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering required;

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

  • 4-5 years of related experience required;

  • 2-3 years in a supervisory capacity preferred;

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • 4 years or more of experience with web programming languages such as ASP.NET/C# or equivalent (PHP, Java, Python, Ruby or Node.js) preferred.

  • 4 years or more of experience with a modern DBMS such as Microsoft SQL or equivalent (Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis) preferred.

  • Experience with web server, web services and source control required.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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