The University of Southern Californiaâs (USCâs) Information Technology Services is seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse) with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join its team. As the Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse), you will be an integral member of the Enterprise Applications team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to help solve multidimensional information technology problems, improve customer experience, and generate value for our campus stakeholders across a broad base of departments and constituencies.
ITS has embarked on a major digital transformation initiative to continually improve services for faculty, staff, and students in support of USCâs ascent as a leading institution of higher education. The ITS vision aligns strategy, business, and services; affirms ITS cultural values; empowers cross-functional teamwork; embraces world-class best practices; and promotes innovation, excellence, agility, and efficiency. To achieve this vision, ITS is committed to providing a modern technology infrastructure that is resilient and delivers the performance necessary to meet the demands of a growing customer base, training in the latest technologies for its highly productive and motivated workforce, outstanding customer experience, and technology services that are aligned with the universityâs mission to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students. ITS is creating a workplace where employees can develop cutting-edge skills, take pride in the services they provide, and have access to the roles and career paths that align to their abilities and potential.Â
We are looking for top talent to join us on our journey.
USCâs ITS organization represents a diverse and talented team, committed to supporting a collaborative culture and delivering secure and innovative IT services, core to the mission of USC. ITS values accountability, excellence, and commitment to exceptional customer experience. ITS strives for a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages employees to do their best work every day and where individuals are recognized and celebrated for their contributions.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angelesâa global center for arts, technology, and international business.Â With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Familyâthe faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to workâyou will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
Come join the ITS team and work as a trusted partner in shaping an environment of innovation and excellence for the university.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The candidate for the position of Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse) must meet the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Five years of experience in a relevant field such as information technology, higher education, etc.
Extensive experience with UniVerse BASIC, UIDE, JAVA/J2EE, COBOL, XML, SPML, SAML, LDAP, JNDI, JSON, Unix, Solaris, and Linux.
Experience architecting, designing, and developing software solutions.
Ability to provide technical expertise and creative solutions while maintaining alignment to the organization's objectives and customer needs.
Experience creating scalable and automated solutions.
Substantial knowledge in security concepts and experience with secure code development techniques.
Experience planning and performing unit and system integration testing and facilitating performance and user acceptance testing.
Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members.
Ability to provide both detailed information as well as summaries to management.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate for the position of Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse) has the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc.
More than eight years of experience in a relevant field such as information technology, higher education, etc.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
The Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse) drives the build and configuration of the UniVerse application. The Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse) collaborates across the business to ensure that all UniVerse functionality and capabilities meet the needs of a broad range of customers, partners, and key stakeholders. This role facilitates the translation of requirements into code that enhances the user experience and creates business value. As a member of ITS, the Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse) demonstrates ITS values in action.
The Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse):
Works collaboratively with team members, stakeholders, and vendors to understand specifications and deliver features based on business requirements. Mentors team members and peers on effective collaboration with a variety of stakeholders. Provides guidance on problem solving by introducing problem-solving methodologies and frameworks. Communicates and presents problem-solving rationale to diverse audiences
Participates in project and task planning. Contributes to the development and execution of best-in-class processes and procedures. Monitors alignment with university and ITS goals and customer needs. Contributes to the universityâs compliance with security governance and policies by embedding standards, procedures, and quality measures into work plans and workflows. Produces high-quality deliverables.
Gains insight into customer pain points, challenges, and needs to ensure customer-focused solutions. Advocates for the customer point-of-view when identifying priorities and presenting solutions. Builds and maintains effective customer relationships by providing timely follow-up and feedback. Handles customer requests and routes them to the appropriate party for tracking and resolution. Seeks to deliver quality solutions.
Leads innovation and continuous improvement by leveraging the latest industry knowledge. Maintains currency with new technologies. Learns and adapts quickly to new situations and technologies. Identifies opportunities to continually develop skills, knowledge, and abilities. Demonstrates a propensity for innovation by experimenting with new ideas and technologies. Anticipates the impact of emerging technologies and makes recommendations for improvements.
Develops new and revised software applications to drive the continuous improvement of university solutions. Ensures code is maintainable, supportable, and has the potential to scale with business growth. Develops high-quality code that performs as intended upon implementation. Provides guidance on priorities to peers and team members in a rapidly changing environment.
Leverages best practices to support logical and efficient decision making. Reviews opportunities for impact and recommends best-in-class solutions. Defines success criteria and measures activities for success. Thoughtfully listens to others and asks relevant questions to confirm understanding. Conducts root cause analysis exercises to identify issues. Develops and prioritizes realistic solutions to enhance business value.
Contributes to an inclusive environment that values differences by building and maintaining collaborative relationships with team members, peers, and ITS leaders. Actively embodies ITS values and behaviors including accountability, ethics, and best-in-class customer service. Contributes to a culture of trust and transparency by sharing information broadly, openly, and deliberately.
Supports the vision for Enterprise Applications. Works closely with team members and management to implement and support effective solutions for software development. Maintains currency with technology, standards, and best practices. Supports process improvement efforts within the team and across ITS.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The candidate for the position of Senior Software Engineer (UniVerse) must meet the following qualifications:â¢ Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. â¢ Five years of experience in a relevant field such as information technology, higher education, etc. â¢ Extensive experience with UniVerse BASIC, UIDE, JAVA/J2EE, COBOL, XML, SPML, SAML, LDAP, JNDI, JSON, Unix, Solaris, and Linux.â¢ Experience architecting, designing, and developing software solutions.â¢ Ability to provide technical expertise and creative solutions while maintaining alignment to the organization's objectives and customer needs.â¢ Experience creating scalable and automated solutions.â¢ Substantial knowledge in security concepts and experience with secure code development techniques.â¢ Experience planning and performing unit and system integration testing and facilitating performance and user acceptance testing.â¢ Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members.â¢ Ability to provide both detailed information as well as summaries to management.â¢ Strong written and verbal communication skills.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.