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#101860 Senior Software Engineer

Initial Review Date: Fri 1/10/2020

This is a contract appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

UC San Diego Policy will not allow this position to receive work visa sponsorship.

Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.


We are a dynamic organization looking for our next great hire to join our team in La Jolla, California. UC San Diego is ranked the 9th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the largest employer based in San Diego County. UCSD IT embraces the fun, agility and innovation of a startup culture while enjoying the security of having technology already deployed with a large and rapidly growing customer base. This is a rare chance to take your career to the next level in one of today's hottest tech industries.

Information Technology Services (IT Services) uses world-class services and technologies to empower UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. As a strategic member of the UC San Diego community, IT Services embraces innovation in their delivery of IT services, infrastructure, applications, and support. IT Services is customer-focused and committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability

We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our team to deliver world class applications to the University environment. We are completely revamping our application platforms, migrating and building for the cloud, implementing and designing for the future. You have talent and desire to apply advanced software concepts and objectives to large scale projects of broad scope and complexity; including researching, designing, developing, modifying, testing, debugging, troubleshooting and maintaining source code.

Also having direct involvement in designing related databases, user interfaces, integration to other systems/applications, content or multimedia processes. Collaborate with stakeholders, process owners and ITS colleagues to define and execute strategically aligned project plans. Establish software development, SDLC and IT standards.


  • Commitment to excellence in designing, coding, testing, debugging, configuring, and documenting software.
  • Provide project-scope technical leadership within the Software Development team.
  • Collaborate with Product Management group, Infrastructure Team and clients to clarify the requirements and to translate business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Contribute high quality, effective, maintainable and updatable code through the company’s software release cycles.
  • Effectively estimate project work and communicate issues and risks that might impact development timeline, budget or resources.
  • Consistently deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Consistently apply generally accepted programming standards and techniques to assure efficient program logic and data manipulation.
  • Conform to and improve our Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Diagnose and resolve software problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Create and maintain Unit Tests along with relevant mocked data.
  • Perform validation and verification testing. Give and receive thoughtful feedback for proposed code changes (via the code review process that has been established).


  • Advanced knowledge in software architecture and design.
  • Advanced knowledge in C#, ASP.NET programming on SQLServer
  • Advanced database knowledge and design concepts, complex queries, connection pool management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills in complex application environment, including security issues, database connections, memory usage, and business logic.
  • Expert in software repository and build pipelines.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of SDLC process.
  • Solid understanding of data modeling techniques and database design.
  • Demonstrated experience with building responsive UI's.
  • Demonstrated understanding of design patterns for code design.
  • Demonstrated understands the why and how of unit testing.
  • Proven ability to write clean, maintainable, and unit testable code.
  • Experience working in an Agile/iterative development and design process.
  • Should be a quick study; strong problem solving. Able to follow established development practices and guidelines.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is eligible for full:

1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, 2) Vacation/Holidays, 3) Life Insurance, 4) UC Retirement Plan.

For more information about UCSD Benefits and Work/Life.
To calculate an approximate value of the UC Total Compensation package, please click here.


  • Employee must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Employee must be available to travel as required.
  • Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri