Software Engineer (Remote)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on July 20, 2022
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Software Engineer (Remote).



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.


Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.


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The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.



Housed in the Department of Geoscience, the UNLV-FIA Information Management Research Group is a federally-funded research program. Our group has worked in partnership with the Research & Development division of the USDA Forest Service since 1998. We provide data management and analysis solutions and software and database programming support for the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) National Program, which researches and reports on the status and trends of America's forests. The purpose of this position is to provide analysis, design, development, enhancement, and maintenance of FIA information management systems and tools. There are opportunities to work on a variety of FIA projects, with project assignment based on the employee's particular skillset and on FIA priorities. Project responsibilities include information management systems development (e.g., full-stack application programming and/or RDBMS development), systems analysis, stakeholder engagement (e.g., requirements gathering), design and prototyping, debugging/testing, and technical documentation. This is a fixed-term position based on 97.5% FTE with potential for promotion to a regular position.


NOTE: This position will work remotely from anywhere in the United States.


Technical Skills:


Languages: Java, JavaScript, SQL, PL/SQL (optional: C#, PHP, Python, R)

Client/Browser Technologies: HTML, CSS, jQuery

IDE (optional): PL/SQL Developer, Eclipse, IntelliJ Idea

RDBMS: Familiarity with Oracle, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server (optional: Oracle Spatial, Microsoft Access)

.Net Technologies (optional): ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, XML, Web Services, Windows Services

Other Technologies: Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, and/or Sonarqube (optional: Spring Framework, Spring Boot, PrimeFaces, Hibernate

Environments: Familiarity with cloud environments, CI/CD deployments (optional: PL/SQL Developer, Eclipse or IntelliJ Idea IDE)

Version Control: Git or similar platform



A minimum of 1 year of experience is required to apply (10+ years preferred). A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a regionally accredited college or university is preferred but not required. Similar work experience, technical skills, or relevant certification may be considered in place of a Bachelor’s degree. The ability to pass a federal background check and obtain and maintain the credentials necessary to access the federal network and tools is required for this position.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, a code sample, and contact information for at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications, because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


This position will remain open until filled. Materials should be addressed to Gretchen Andrew, Search Committee Chair, and submitted via email to



UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.



The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. 



The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates.  Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.  Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to:  Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.  


Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.