Software Engineer I

Rochester, NY

Software Engineer I

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 University IT/C&DS

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General Purpose :

The Software Engineer I provides technical expertise to create, modify and maintain software applications and systems through coding, software testing and database interactions. Has some knowledge of other aspects of software development, including business analysis, requirements generation, deployment, basic project management, software design and systems architecture. The Software Engineer I is part of a team of software engineers and web professionals who collectively build websites and software applications that provide significant functionality and value to the University and customers. Supports existing applications/systems while providing excellent customer service. The Software Engineer I takes direction and receives guidance from their manager, project managers and senior members of the team.


Under general direction, utilizes modern programming languages to build software to meet business requirements, including full-stack functional code development, implementing data integration and building APIs for data sharing. Designs functional processes, user experiences and user interfaces. Designs data models and database schemas.

Adds functionality and features to existing applications. Replaces aging code with modern best practices and coding practices.

Investigates reported issues with applications and systems. Resolves issues through critical thinking and debugging. Assists with documenting systems, procedures and policies to assist with ongoing support.

Participates in project management and planning of projects. Estimates efforts for assigned tasks and sets milestones for project deliverables. Communicates expectations and status regarding project tasks.

Keeps abreast of the latest application development trends and applies them when appropriate. Participates in knowledge sharing efforts within the team and across the organization and code reviews.

Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Software Engineering or Web and Mobile Computing (preferred)

  • 1 year of relevant experience (preferred)

  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience with and knowledge of a modern object-oriented programming language and framework.

  • Experience with multiple programming languages and frameworks (preferred)

  • Experience retrieving and writing data to databases (preferred)

  • Experience designing database schemas and data models (preferred)

  • Experience in the higher education, medical or healthcare industry (preferred)

  • Experience with industry standard development tools and technologies, including IDEs, such as Visual Studio, and source control tools, such as Git (preferred)

  • Experience with project management methodologies, including Agile, from planning through implementation (preferred)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exposure to administering servers, including patching, configuring and debugging issues (preferred)

  • Cloud developer certification, such as Azure Developer or AWS Developer Associate (preferred)

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $63,815 - $95,723 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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