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Software Applications Developer 1, Information Technology Solutions Center, CECH

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the School of Information Technology

The School of Information Technology is a national leader in studying solutions and needs that connect people, information, and the technology of the time. The SoIT is home to Ohio's first Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Information Technology. It is home to Ohio's first ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. The SoIT has been growing at 19% annually and currently serves more than 1,740 students with 29 full-time faculty members, 22 full-time staff, and 30 part-time faculty. The SoIT is home to several centers including an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, the Information Technology Solutions Center, the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, Applied Machine Learning and Intelligence Center, and the Civic Technology Center.  


The SoIT is a diverse, interdisciplinary, team-oriented, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. It empowers individuals to become passionate, solution-minded Information Technology professionals by fostering continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem solving, and real-world experience.  More information about the School can be found at

About the Job

The School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati seeks to hire one Software Applications Developer I.


The Software Applications Developer I will have lead developer responsibilities with the Information Technology Solutions Center (ITSC) including the design, development, and implementation of full-stack software applications that contribute to the ITSC projects and studies. In addition, the candidate will have responsibilities for mentoring student workers. Non-resident candidates are welcome to apply if they have valid work authorization; however, sponsorship is not available for this position.

Job Overview

Responsible for translating system needs (analysis and development) into technical solutions by writing software applications, integrating systems, creating, modifying and/or supporting desktop, web-based, mobile, cloud, and virtual applications and application programming interfaces.

Essential Functions

  • Develop/build basic to intermediate IT applications and programs from detailed specifications to meet business requirements and support user needs and initiatives.
  • Develop and/or implement basic to moderately complex reusable components, succinct, timely programming code that is logical and optimizes programming resources and meets user requirements; works with user to test and debug programs.
  • May write documentation including functional specifications to provide user support materials for new or modified programs and production/operations procedures.
  • Adhere to quality assurance best practices such as unit testing, user acceptance testing, documenting code, participating in code reviews, creating test cases and partaking in other activities including troubleshooting, debugging and leveraging test environments for manual and automated testing.
  • Evaluate and enhance the efficiency of existing programs in meeting current and future user needs. May troubleshoot existing information systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develops solutions. 
  • Install and configure new, modified or software releases, solutions, and/or updates including third party; may provide hardware support to accomplish some duties. Deploy new modules, upgrades and fixes to the production environment. Perform script maintenance and updates due to changes in requirements or implementations.
  • Maintenance and production support of assigned systems to ensure minimal downtime and loss of productivity and service. May perform ongoing routine application maintenance tasks. 
  • Evaluate and supplement vendor supplied documentation for third party software.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with development teams using established software development concepts, practices, procedures, methods, systems and standards, completing forms, following procedures, completing version control documents, etc.
  • Participate and collaborate in project planning processes (such as Agile, Scrum, Extreme, RAD, etc.) 
  • Follow established organizational and departmental standards for reporting time tracking, ticket resolution, and relationship management.
  • Work effectively in an inclusive environment by adhering to university policies and procedures, demonstrating respect for others and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or specialized training can be used in lieu of the education requirement.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience working with Node.js and React or equivalent.
  • Experience working with source version control such as git.
  • Experience designing, maintaining, and administering large databases.
  • Experience working in an environment similar to the ITSC.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter.
  • Resume.
  • List of at least three (3) references.


Review of the applications will start as soon as applications are received and continue until the position is filled.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91429 


Software Applications Developer 1, Information Technology Solutions Center, CECH

Date:  Jan 28, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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