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Software Developer

Job Posting Title:

Software Developer


Hiring Department:

UT Libraries


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Jun 19, 2023


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Details:

General Notes

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.


As a part of a communicative and collaborative squad of Library IT Software Developers, this position provides essential IT development and operations support for the University of Texas Libraries (UTL) and works on projects that support the Libraries digital collections.

UT Austin provides a robust benefits and retirement package for employees, more information on prospective employee benefits can be found here: In addition, Libraries IT offers a balanced work/life environment that is inclusive and kind, including flexible work schedules with up to 3 days per week of remote work.


  • Write, test and debug programming for UTL systems.

  • Provide operational and customer support for UTL services, including monitoring systems, providing customer service, issue investigation, and documentation.

  • Participate as an active member of one or more project teams. Tasks may include planning and monitoring of project tasks, communicating project status to stakeholders, and ensuring timely completion of milestones.  Work collaboratively with customers and stakeholders to elicit requirements, identify functional and technical solutions, and investigate and resolve issues.

  • Contribute to application quality; participate in validation, testing, and documentation of product releases.  Participate in the development of team software development standards, process improvements, and technical documentation. 

  • Keep up with technological trends and industry standards to ensure all products exhibit excellence in robustness, availability, security, data integrity, and failure tolerance.

  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in systems design, analysis, and programming.

  • Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of software development principles.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, test, and debug complex code.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a team-oriented environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple activities and projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to communicate technical matters to users with varying experience levels.

  • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year experience in systems design, analysis, and programming.

  • Experience with RDBMS/SQL. Experience with RESTful API services.

  • Skill in Object Oriented Programming and design patterns.

  • Experience with any of the following: Python, PHP, and/or Ruby; automated testing tools, such as Junit or Selenium; software build and integration tools such as Drone and Helm; version control software, such as Git; Unix or Linux command line utilities and shell scripting; Django and/or responsive website development. 

  • Experience performing security testing.

  • Experience participating as a member of an Agile Scrum squad.

  • Experience with implementing/integrating vendor software packages into a production environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing technology.

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.

Salary Range

  • $50,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • Typical office environment.

Work Shift

  • Monday – Friday, between the hours of 7am and 6pm, as arranged with manager. Flexible work arrangements with remote days available.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

During your application, Workday will prompt you to answer the following questions:

  • Give an example of a time you took the initiative to learn something outside the scope of your position.

  • Share a time when you learned from a mistake.

  • How do you explain technical challenges to stakeholders who do not have technical knowledge or backgrounds?

  • What does a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, accessibility, and equity in the workplace mean to you?

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin 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. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]

  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]

  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.