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Colorado State University Software Engineer in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Software Engineer

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 202000625AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib I

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $60,000 to $75,000 commensurate with experience

Employee Benefits

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/23/2020

Description of Work Unit

The mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) IT Services unit is to facilitate the mission of a world-class college with efficient and effective information technology in pursuit of the college’s goals in teaching, research, outreach, and clinical service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Position Summary

As an entry-level software engineer, this position will work independently and within a small team for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Primary duties include: • Analyze, design, develop, and maintain software in the environment of higher education for the Students, Faculty, and Staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences using object-oriented programming, service-oriented architecture, and cutting-edge technologies, including ASP.Net MVC, ASP.Net Core, RESTful web services, JavaScript libraries, CSS, HTML, Entity Framework, and additional reporting tools. • Design and implement database solutions using different database technologies, with SQL Server as the back-end database management systems. • Provide technical support and training to both internal and external users.

Required Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. • One year or more of professional software development and programming experience that must include the following technologies: .Net Framework, .Net Core, C#, ASP. Net MVC, and JavaScript. • One year or more of professional experience with relational databases and SQL programming using database management systems such as SQL Server.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or other closely related field. • Extensive experience with web application development using Visual Studio, C#, .Net Framework, ASP .Net Core, ASP .Net MVC and JavaScript. • Extensive experience with relational database design and programming. • Experience with responsive web design, RESTful APIs, HTML, AJAX, CSS, XML, and related technologies. • Experience with data layer programming using technologies such as LINQ and Entity Framework. • Experience with mobile app development. • Experience with Virtual Reality development. • Experience with object-oriented programming, design patterns, and n-tiered architecture. • Experience with Agile/SCRUM software development processes. • Experience with source code version control and release administration such as TFS and GitHub. • Experience with integrating separate systems using various technologies such as web services or HL7 messaging. • Experience with IT in a higher education environment. • Experience with various IT processes and procedures in a medical or clinical laboratory environment. • Experience working independently and as part of the team. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service orientation. • Commitment to professional development to better support College technical needs.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Software Development


• Design and develop software using: .Net Framework, ASP .Net Core, ASP.Net MVC, C#, n –tier architecture, Entity Framework, Linq, JavaScript libraries such as JQuery and Knockout JS, reporting tools, CSS and other technologies. • Design and develop Restful API’s to be used across many environments • Create test scenarios and test data. Perform quality checks as required.

Percentage Of Time 45

Job Duty Category Database Design and Programming


• Design new databases as required primarily using MS SQL server • Design the Entity-Relationship diagrams and identify the attributes and the relationships between these attributes and the cardinalities. • Data mining from multiple internal and external data resources. • Define database objects and database users. • Develop TSQL.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Business Analytics


• Requirements gathering from the end-users. • Document business processes. • Document application design. • Act as a liaison between departmental end-users and developers.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Routine System Maintenance and Support


• Perform data maintenance and data repair activities on an as-needed basis to maintain existing Medical Records, Accounting, Diagnostics Lab, and DVM Student systems that were developed using various programming languages such as ColdFusion, C#, and JavaScript. • Investigate and report solutions to technical problems. Provide evidence of advantages and disadvantages of competing solutions. • Assist and train departmental members in the development and implementation of software systems. • Provide support to internal and external users. • Support users after work hours during on-call rotations.

Percentage Of Time 15

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a resume, cover letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references. Your cover letter must address the minimum and preferred qualifications. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted through the CSU Jobs website by 11:59 pm MT, August 23, 2020. E-mail or mail-in applications will not be accepted.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Mark Ducoff,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents