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Wright State University WSRI Software Developer 2 in Dayton, Ohio

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Job Summary/Basic Function

As part of Wright State University (WSU), Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) is committed to WSU’s mission to transform the lives of students and the communities we serve and to support that mission by working with faculty, staff, students and external partners to enhance the research enterprise at WSU.

In support of this mission, the WSRI Software Developer 2 will perform research and technology software development activities in support of WSU/ARC grants and contracts.

In this position the software developer must promote transparency at all times, always act ethically, promote and ensure compliance, collaborate across WSU, cultivate our people as our greatest asset, and create an environment that supports innovation and inclusive behaviors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field

  • 3 years’ of experience

  • Experience with an Agile Development Environment

  • Experience w/ Programming Languages: C#, C++, Java, HTML

  • Experience w/ Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

  • Experience w/ User Interface (UI) development

  • US citizenship

Preferred Qualifications
  • MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Related Field

  • Experience with AFSIM

  • Experience with Open Mission Systems (OMS)

  • Experience with Communication Networks (such as Link-16 or Cursor on Target)

Essential Functions and percent of time

40% Develop software to support research and User Interface (UI) development needs. Actively participate in developing computational system requirements based on project needs, develop algorithm designs based on requirements, rapidly implement algorithm designs into functioning software prototype code; efficiently and effectively document the development process and the results

15% Provide analysis, evaluation, and recommendations designed to promote generalizability, effectiveness and scalability of UI algorithms and other software tools.

15% Interface with researchers, systems engineers and scientists to provide data evaluation, simulation and testing tools in high-fidelity software development environments.

Working Conditions

Moderate Travel: Around 2-3 weeks a year.

Special contract terms and conditions of employment will apply. Length of contract is one year, renewable, contingent upon funding.

Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at

Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

Faculty Rank or Job Title: WSRI Software Developer 2

Department: Wright State Research Institute

Equity & Inclusion No.: 20P195

Position FTE: 100%

Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $80,000

Salary Band: UC S07

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd): 15% Design, construct, and configure research and development algorithms focused on supporting research and development tasks, as well as operational work environments. Learn and configure infrastructure tools that support developed functionality. 15% Participate in project-related analysis and evaluation efforts. Support the development of research reports and presentations to support project reviews, technology transitions and dissemination of fundamental research.

Posting Date: 03/26/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes