Human Resources

Software Developer

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Department: Civil, Environ & Geospatial Engrg
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Engineering, Technology, Computer Science

Department: College Of Engineering

Sub Department: Center for Technology & Training

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

The CTT is looking for a Software Developer 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a remote position. It requires working in-office in Houghton, MI.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Assists in the design of programs and/or systems for requirements.
  • Ensures that the specifications provided are thorough and detailed to avoid problems in coding development.
  • Verify the design with system stakeholders. Makes changes as appropriate.
  • Translates program and/or system requirements into technical specifications.
  • Codes, modifies, and tests program modifications and ensures that the programs conform to technical specifications.
  • Verifies test results with stakeholders and makes modifications as appropriate.
  • Responsible for providing support in development and testing activities of other engineers.
  • Assists with end user documentation on the programs.
  • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the completed/existing programs.
  • Provides technical support to the software end users.
  • Adheres to departmental and generally accepted industry standards, policies and procedures for system development.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired; OR the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar field within 4 months from hire date as a condition of employment.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

  • Professional experience in writing, modifying, and testing software in a production environment.
  • Experience developing desktop or web applications in C#, VB.NET or other .NET programming languages.
  • Experience developing web applications using at least one popular framework (ASP.NET, Vue.js, Angular, react.js, Node.js, Bootstrap, etc.)
  • Experience with source control (e.g. GIT, SVN, TFS).

Desirable Education and/or Experience

  • Software development experience in Microsoft Visual Studio.
  •  Database design experience using MSSQL server or other database systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with GIS Systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of 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.
  • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Functional knowledge of one or more of the following: .NET Maui, Android & iOS, ASP.NET (HTML5, Angular, Bootstrap), NUnit, Azure services integration.
  • Devotion to continuing education and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Knowledge of Agile methods and practices.
  • Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. 

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment for this position will be in-office in Houghton, MI. After completing a year of employment at CTT work can be completed remotely with the approval of the supervisor and appropriate work environment determined by the employee per MTU remote work guidelines

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • 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.

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 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 

  • Annual Title IX 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.

Other Conditions of Employment:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.

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

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


FLSA Status


Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable. No less than $65,000

Title of Position Supervisor

Sr. Project Manager

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependant of Funding


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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