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BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Open Date 05/02/2019
Requisition Number PRN20381B
Job Title Software Developer Sr
Working Title Software Developer Sr
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Computer Employee
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary  
VP Area President
Department 00810 - Scient Comp & Imag Instit-Oper
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 75,000 to 100,000
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

We are looking for highly talented developers with experience and interest in state-of-the-art web technologies and visual data science. You will enjoy being part of a world-renowned research institute and work closely with PhD students, PostDocs, software engineers and faculty members on developing cutting edge web-based visualization tools.

The SCI Institute
The SCI Institute is a world-class research institute located within the new Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus. We are a highly dynamic, driven group of over 170 faculty, staff, and students. The overarching goals of the SCI Institute’s scientific computing research are to create new techniques, tools, and systems, by which scientists may solve problems affecting various aspects of human life. We believe that to advance the state-of-the-art and create meaningful computational solutions for such complex systems, one needs to advance research in a number of areas within scientific computing, including: visualization, simulation, and modeling. The SCI Institute presents a highly challenging, collaborative work environment that can be deeply rewarding for the right individual. Further information is available at


● Work with faculty and students in designing and developing client-server applications in support of research projects.
● Independently develop user interfaces, APIs, and server components with state-of-the-art web front-end technologies like HTML5, SCSS, Vue, React, Typescript, D3.js, Vega, chart.js and back end technologies such as Flask, ArangoDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, and Elasticsearch.
● Create and maintain build, testing, and deployment systems with Git, Github, Slack, Docker, AWS, Circle-CI, webpack, npm and many others.
● Develop high quality and well documented code.
● Aid in the specification of software requirements in coordination with faculty or team leads. Be responsible for a software package. Interface with collaboration partners. Mentor other Software Engineers.

Work Environment
● You will be contributing to cutting-edge visual analysis projects.
● We offer flexible working hours.
● The University of Utah offers a very competitive benefits package.

Start Date and Term
Start date is immediate. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with the possibility of an extension based upon performance and availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Please contact Alexander Lex (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Chris Butson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information. Applications can be made through the University of Utah Division of Human Resources.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


● Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.
● Experience with HTML and web technologies.
● Good knowledge of server technology and databases.
● Independent and reliable team player.
● A willingness to collaborate in a highly diverse, multi-disciplinary environment.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary  
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission