Senior Software Developer

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Engineering / Technology

Job Reference #: 20001417

The newly renamed University of Iowa Technology Institute is seeking a collaborative, highly skilled senior software developer to support the Virtual Soldier Research team on the SANTOS code and derivative products. The senior software developer role is a full-time position that leads the development of products for a variety of clients, including the United States Department of Defense.

The University of Iowa’s College of Engineering is comprised of both academic departments as well as research centers. One of the primary research centers is the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI), which was founded in 1981 and originally named the Center for Computer Aided Design. ITI conducts basic and applied research in modeling and simulation. With over 150 scientists, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, ITI includes the following units:

  • Virtual Soldier Research program (VSR)
  • National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Unit (VARBU)

ITI has sustained substantial growth over the past several years and has created many strategic partnerships with government and corporate entities. Funding agencies and companies include the US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and companies such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Rockwell Collins, John Deere, Caterpillar, NASA, and many others. With over 18 laboratories and specialized research facilities, ITI offers our partners and clients with a significant value add to R&D efforts. ITI appreciates the contributions of scholars and scientists from around the world and will sponsor visas for the selected candidate.

The University of Iowa is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. It is ranked among the 100 “Most Innovative Universities” in the world according to Reuters.

For example, total compensation (salary plus benefits) for a $100,000 salary in the current fiscal year is approximately $141,250. The cost of living is significantly lower in Iowa City than that of major cities while benefitting from close proximity to major urban hubs: Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and has a regional airport 30 minutes away. Visit the cost of living calculator here to see how you can benefit from a move to Iowa City.

Job duties include:

  • Develop and maintain existing SANTOS code.
  • Lead analysis of customer requests and requirements to define functional/technical specifications; design, develop, implement, and/or support applications.
  • Design and develop software applications and tools to meet customer requirements and requests.
  • Conduct data analysis as needed, including motion capture data.
  • Work with other university and ITI staff members and students to develop algorithms and implementations

Required qualifications include:

  • Proficient in C++/C#.
  • Significant experience (a minimum of 5 years) with programming and software design and development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science/computer engineering/mechanical engineering or a related engineering field.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

For a detailed list of job duties and qualifications and to apply, visit the University of Iowa job site.

Job ID: 70547

Posted 7 days ago

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