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Software Developer

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

As a software developer, you will be an integral part of WCER's Research IT team, which is a dynamic group of people who provide end user support, database and network administration, server management, software development, and technical project management. We work collaboratively in a hybrid environment to meet the technology needs of the projects in the center and support the business processes within WCER.

In this role, the Software Developer will do the following:
- Design, develop, and maintain large and complex applications for education research
- Troubleshoot issues and make fixes
- Consult with faculty and research staff regarding their research needs
- Recommend the appropriate technologies, software, and database designs for funded research-specific education projects
- Document key technical information for the development team
- Work in an agile environment on multiple projects

As part of a fun and innovative team, you will contribute to the missions of WCER, the School of Education, and UW-Madison. Successful candidates will be driven to continuously learn and demonstrate an ability to work individually and with a team. You'll enjoy working here if you are a self-starter and self-motivated individual, open-minded, and naturally driven toward discovering the best solution.

Responsibilities: Software Engineer/Developer I (IT002)
Software Engineer/Developer II (IT003) 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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree



- Experience developing web applications using one or more technologies (including but not limited to) RESTful web API's implemented in C#, ASP.MVC, PHP, and Microsoft Entity Framework.
- Experience with one or more of the following technologies/frameworks: JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Angular, or React.
- Experience interfacing with one or more databases such as MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB/NoSQL, or Oracle.
- Proven ability to interface with customers (faculty, researchers, administrative staff), as well as technical personnel.
- Thorough knowledge of secure coding practices.


- Experience with enterprise architecture and software design.
- Familiarity with web accessibility guidelines (WCAG).
- Experience with agile software methodologies.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location. This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location. Currently, employees at the Wisconsin Center for Education Researcher (WCER) work in a hybrid environment, partially onsite in Madison, WI, and partially remote. The balance of face-to-face and remote work schedule for this position will be discussed at the time of hire.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

WCER is known nationally and internationally as a leader in innovative and impactful education research. Part of UW-Madison's top ranked School of Education, it is one of the first and most productive education research centers in the world, providing a research home for about 150 grant- funded projects and staff and generating more than $80 million in awards and services annually.

WCER employs approximately 500 people and distributes educational services and classroom materials globally. Over the past 60 years, the center's varied research, evaluation, and development has influenced educational policy and practice in a variety of contexts, ranging from early childhood education to doctoral programs.

More information about the values that guide the purpose and quality of our work and interactions within ourselves and our outside stakeholders can be found on the following webpage:

Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society- including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do.

How to Apply:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to submit:
- A cover letter addressed to Elizabeth Kraege-Soechting describing how your experience and qualifications
meet the requirements of this position
- A current resume
- A list with the contact information of at least three professional references. References will only be contacted after a receiving consent from the candidate


Erik Borresen
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Software Engineer/Developer I(IT002) or Software Engineer/Developer II(IT003)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. For more information regarding applicant and employee rights and to view federal and state required postings, click here

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The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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