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Software Developer/Research Assistant

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
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Dec 2, 2021

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Software Developer/Research Assistant

Job no: 528593
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Information Technology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Educational and Community Supports
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
January 19, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please include the following with your application:
  • A cover letter describing your experience and how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • A resume.
  • Professional references.
    Department Summary
    PBISApps, a multidisciplinary team within the Educational and Community Supports (ECS) research unit in the University of Oregon's College of Education, is a leader in providing practical solutions for common educational issues. We enable educators to use student behavioral data in schools all over the United States and in over 10 countries worldwide. Our work at PBISApps translates cutting-edge research into real-world solutions through an equity-focused educational service mission, sophisticated software and database architectures, and development tools used by an active and enthusiastic base of over 20,000 schools. Our solutions save educators time and keep them focused on supporting students. PBISApps has a continued commitment to using data-based decision-making to improve student outcomes and make systems more effective, efficient, and equitable. We offer a flexible, supportive family-friendly work environment focused on a work-life balance in a stimulating academic setting.

    At ECS, our teams value the contribution that diversity brings to our work and culture. Understanding and learning from our differences give us unique opportunities to improve our products and services.
    Position Summary
    At ECS, the Software Developer solves hard problems in an agile team environment. To do this effectively, the incumbent needs to understand how our systems work and think creatively about how we can improve them.

    The Developer is constantly learning, faced with, and expected to overcome interesting challenges with the support of a tight-knit, and agile team. The team works to constantly improve and iterate. We value curiosity, asking questions, and collaboration.

    As a member of the development team, this position helps to build next-generation solutions that integrate disparate data sources into intuitive reporting engines, making teachers, staff, and school administrators more effective at addressing problems in the classroom, on the bus, and on the playground.

    The position plays an integral part in creating products that improve data analysis, expedite decision-making in schools, employ insights from leading educational researchers, enable early identification of problems, simplify effective interventions, build supportive learning environments, and conduct data-intensive research.

    The Software Developer reports to the Director of Application Development.
    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and one year of software development experience OR bachelor's degree in other field and two years of experience.
  • One year of experience in C#, Java, or PHP.
  • One year of experience with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery).
  • One year of experience with relational databases and with data modeling.
  • One year of experience interpreting research results, synthesizing knowledge, and communicating results to colleagues or professional audiences.
    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace challenges and focus on continual improvement
  • Ability to solve problems, including implementing and verifying solutions.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiar with SQL Server.
  • Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Continuous integration and build automation.
  • Familiarity with AJAX, REST APIs, Angular, Single Page Applications, or Mobile Development.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards.
  • Version control systems such as Git and TFS.
  • One year of experience in design and development techniques including the use of design patterns and application life-cycle management.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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