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University of Wisconsin–Madison - Madison, WI
Position Summary:

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is a Department of Energy center established to conduct fundamental research on microbial and plant systems to create biofuels. The GLBRC is housed at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with collaborators at several national labs and other universities.

As a member of the Information Services (IS) team supporting research teams of faculty, staff, post docs, and graduate students, the Developer/Software Engineer will build and implement systems and applications to support the research and operational objectives of the GLBRC. The position requires a highly motivated team player who will help architect custom web-based applications and databases for use by GLBRC researchers and operations staff.

This position will report to the GLBRC Lead Developer and work closely with the IS Coordinator and other technical staff within the IS team. This position requires the ability to work both in a team and independently and the ability to communicate and collaborate with members of an inter-disciplinary team. Willingness and ability to rapidly learn new skills, concepts, and technologies is essential.

This position offers an opportunity to play an important role in creating a keystone research center for the first great national challenge of the 21st century, sustainable energy independence. For additional information regarding the GLBRC, visit our website:

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree Required. B.S. in Computer Science or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
  • Minimum 1-year experience designing and building data-driven web applications, preferably with Ruby on Rails or similar MVC framework.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming techniques.
  • HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JQuery, AJAX.
  • Database design and knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience developing in a team environment using Git-based version control and software development lifecycle methodologies.
  • Ability to apply logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments in parallel and adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Experience with code reviews, process-driven development methodologies and automated testing (RSpec, Junit, Cucumber, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience working in a virtual and devops environments utilizing virtual machines, containers, and continuous integration/deployment tools preferred.
  • Experience working with Linux and the command line preferred.
  • Experience working in a Scrum agile development environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of biology and/or statistics a plus.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications