Human Resources

Software Developer

Apply now Job No: 22060, 22061
Department: Civil, Environ & Geospatial Engrg
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Information Technology, Computing

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

We are looking for a Software Engineer with a customer driven focus and who is passionate about their craft and excited to build software. This position provides a self-motivated candidate the opportunity to demonstrate their software development skills within a cross-functional team of software engineers, civil engineers, technical writers and administrative staff to design, program, test, document, and maintain our software. We support and maintain multiple products so there are considerable opportunities for personal and professional growth. The ideal candidate is results-driven and adept at converting system requirements and specifications into sound technical solutions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Assists in the design of programs and/or systems from requirements.
2. Ensures that the specifications provided are thorough and detailed in order to avoid problems in coding development.
3. Verifies the design with system stakeholders. Makes changes as appropriate.
4. Translates program and/or system requirements into technical specifications.
5. Codes, modifies, and tests program modifications and ensures that the programs conform to technical specifications.
6. Verifies test results with stakeholders and makes modifications as appropriate.
7. Responsible for providing support in development and testing activities of other engineers.
8. Assists with end user documentation on the programs.
9. Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
10. Responsible for the maintenance of the completed/existing programs.
11. Provides technical support to the software end users.
12. Adheres to departmental and generally accepted industry standards, policies and procedures for system development.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
* Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Professional competency in object oriented design principles.
• Experience in writing, modifying, and testing software in a production environment.
• Familiarity with source control (e.g. TFS, GIT, SVN).

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Software development experience in C#/.NET Development and MS Visual Studio.
• Database design experience using MSSQL server or other database systems.
• Demonstrated experience with GIS Systems.
• Knowledge and experience with Transportation Management Systems.
• Experience writing and executing unit tests.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Must possess excellent programming and analytical skills.
• Good organizational and communication skills are required.
• Ability to interpret specifications, to document and develop solutions from ground-up.
• Demonstrated ability to speak before groups of people.
• Proven ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
• Willingness to devote 5 to 10 percent of time to travel.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license combined with a driving record that meets the Michigan Tech Vehicle Use policy.
• Willingness to relocate to the Houghton, MI area upon hire
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Functional knowledge of one or more of the following: Xamarin (Android & iOS, ASP.NET (HTML5, Angular, Bootstrap), NUnit, Azure services integration, .NET Standard (2.0), or portable class libraries.
• Devotion to continuing education and desire to learn new technologies.
• Knowledge of Agile methods and practices.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

• The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications

Title of Position Supervisor

Sr. Software Architect

Posting Type

Internal & External

*Position is dependent upon external funding

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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