Software Engineer (wgu)

wgu    Home Office    2024-05-13

Job posting number: #111408 (Ref:JR-017921)

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Job Description

The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

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At WGU, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is:

Pay Range: $79,300.00 - $118,900.00

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Job Profile Summary:

The Software Engineer is responsible for the research, design, development, analysis, testing, and implementation of software operating or application systems. They communicate project information to client, project manager, or other design personnel working on projects. They maintain good working relationships with clients and staff. They write and maintain complete documentation. They support team members and ensures established goals and deadlines are met. They keep management informed of status and significant problems.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop web applications leveraging languages and frameworks including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular.
  • Develop web services leveraging languages and frameworks such as Java, Spring, Python, NodeJS.
  • Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in high-pressure environments; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to avoid cost/time expenses.
  • Deliver high quality projects on time, through ability to design architecture, write high quality code, and execute effective unit tests.
  • Optimize performance tuning for high utilization 24x7 access.
  • Integrate third party products with existing infrastructure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects.
  • Work with internal customers to gather business processes and project requirements.
  • Research, designs, and develops computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
  • Analyses software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Consults with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system. Formulates and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation. Ensures work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.
  • Performs miscellaneous projects as assigned.
  • Updates technical skills as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Project designs and plans are creative, employ useful technologies, meet deadlines, and fulfill goals and requirements.
  • Project estimates are well-researched and accurate.
  • Project testing procedures are effective and timely. Results are well-analyzed, and problems are corrected. Required reports and documentation are complete and current.
  • Good communication and working relationships exist with clients and co-workers. Concerns are promptly addressed, and any problems effectively resolved.
  • Management is appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems.
  • Company policies and procedures are closely followed.


Organizational or Student Impact:

  • Works on a variety of technical projects of moderate scope with some instruction.
  • Uses discretion to prioritize work and evaluate problem-solving approaches.
  • Limit errors to prevent impact to client operations, costs, or schedules.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • This position requires general supervision on all work.
  • May help lead/coordinate small-medium scope projects.
  • Guidance is required around project scopes and methodology.
  • Work generally reviewed for accuracy.

Communication & Influence:

  • Communicates with contacts both within the department and function on matters that may require some explanation or interpretation.
  • May work to influence parties within the department at an operational level regarding policies and best practices.

Leadership & Talent Management:

  • May provide guidance and assistance to more junior technical professionals.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a technical university degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years of prior relevant work experience or advanced degrees.
  • Typically requires (Master’s or PhD) may be required for certain disciplines and reduce the experience requirement by 2-4 years.

Department Specific Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with Web Services development.
  • Good understanding of issue troubleshooting and performance tuning
  • Commitment to quality through the ability to translate complex technical requirements into functional software using best practices to write high quality code.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects and the ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to other team members.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Experience interfacing with Oracle databases and integrating third party products with existing infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Other technical experience that would be a plus:
    • GitHub
    • Git
    • Jira
    • Agile/Scrum project development
    • Banner
    • Technical Certification
    • Application Integration with legacy systems
    • Java, JavaScript
    • SQL
    • Oracle or another database interface




The University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Employer Info

Job posting number:#111408 (Ref:JR-017921)
Application Deadline:2024-06-12
Employer Location:wgu
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