Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
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 12/07/2023
Requisition Number PRN37119B
Job Title Web Software Developer
Working Title Web Software Developer
Job Grade F
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 47600 to 90400
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
Designs, develops, and implements software packages for websites. Troubleshoots, debugs and implements software code.
We are looking for multiple highly talented developers with experience and interest in state-of-the-art web development 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 and the Visualization Design Lab
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
These positions are within the Visualization Design Lab at the SCI Institute. You will contribute to projects involving visualization and analysis of cell microscopy data, disease surveillance data, making data visualization accessible, and building infrastructure for user studies. Our team currently already employs two software developers, so you will be able to interact with and learn from your peers. For more information, visit
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 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 are a must.
  • A growth mindset
Responsibilities (specifics will vary by seniority)
  • 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,, Quasar chart.js and back end technologies such as Django, ArangoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Firebase.
  • Create and maintain build, testing, and deployment systems with Git, Github, Slack, Docker, AWS, webpack, npm and many others.
  • Developing high quality and well documented code.
  • Staying up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to drive continuous improvement within the development team.
  • Participating in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to the team, and embracing a mindset of receiving feedback gracefully for self improvement
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.) for further information. Applications can be made through the University of Utah Division of Human Resources.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). 2 years of experience in web software development or related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary  
Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

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Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

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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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

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
  2. * How many years of web development experience do you have? (experience should include database management, e-commerce, and website maintenance)
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more, but less than 8 years
    • 8 years of more, but less than 12 years
    • 12 years or more

Applicant Documents

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