Senior Software Engineer

Posting Details

Job # 036548 Department Code 21901-5040 Department Information Studies-Dean Job Title Senior Software Engineer Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The iSchool is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, a position that requires experience in several modern programming environments. The Senior Software Engineer will consult with Principal Investigators to determine technical and analytical needs and solutions for research projects. The candidate should have experience with data in a variety of formats and should be comfortable with major operating systems (Windows, Unix/Linux, MacOS) and capable of management tasks on Linux systems (e.g., updating packages, managing cron jobs, etc.). The candidate should also be able to manage multiple student programmers working on multiple projects, architect and develop Web-based applications, develop tools to harvest various kinds of internet data, and analyze data. Ideally, the candidate would also have experience with machine learning and big data projects.


A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field required with a minimum of 10 years of professional work experience.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Must be proficient in Python, Java, or both.
• Must know: JavaScript, HTML, SQL, MongoDB, and one or more modern web development frameworks.
• Experience with the following is desirable: Shell Scripting, R, machine learning, cloud computing.


• Partner with Principal Investigators to determine technical and analytical needs and solutions for research projects focused on building software and tools in data science.
• Assess hardware needs, software design and desired analytical processes.
• Manage the software development lifecycle starting with requirements analysis and moving through deployment, testing, and maintenance.
• Guide Principal Investigators through the ‘buy or build’ software decision process.
• Using appropriate languages and methods (Python, Java, JavaScript, R, C) as well open source software tools to develop software consistent with project needs and design specifications.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 11/17/2020 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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