Job no: 236686-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific, Transportation Services, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory, based in the College of Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is a unique research organization with a mission to improve traffic operations and safety through a diverse balance of research partnerships, service and training. The TOPS Lab research program considers all aspects of transportation safety and operations, including the integration of field and laboratory experimentation, statistical modeling, human factors, information systems and technology, and design and operational effects. TOPS Lab research funding spans all levels of national, state, and local government with particular emphasis on Wisconsin based research and development. The TOPS Lab is currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Software Engineer / Developer to assist with design, development, and troubleshooting of large scale computer applications supporting 24/7 operational requirements for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- One or more years of professional experience in web application and/or software development
- Java programming
- Object-oriented design
- Database development
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Working in a team environment
- Working with minimal supervision
- Capable of working independently

Preferred applicants will have experience in one or more of the following additional areas:
- Two plus years of professional experience and/or a Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
- Java web applications development
- HTML/CSS and JavaScript
- Relational database principles, design, and programming
- Spring / Hibernate
- Web Services
- Oracle Database
- React JS or Angular
- Python / Data Science
- Git/SVN or similar version control

Well qualified candidates will have experience working across the software development lifecycle including requirements, architecture, design, development, testing, documentation, and maintenance.

Additional Information:

This position is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering. It will require occasional travel to WisDOT offices to coordinate with project stakeholders. Travel expenses will be paid for by the project.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $64,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must upload a resume and cover letter.


Steve Rau
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jul 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 1 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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