Job Location:
JD Alexander Florida Polytechnic Main Campus

Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment where students form connections with their faculty and peers as they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied sciences.

The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes, affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it earn recognitions such as being named a top value school, in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the nation.




Software Application Engineer I or II




As highly collaborative members of the DevOps Team in Information Technology Services, Software Application Engineers create and maintain software components within the University’s business application systems architecture. Software solutions developed typically involve inter-system integrations, complex processes, new functionality to extend an application’s capabilities, and advanced data manipulations and reporting functions. Software Application Engineers (SAEs) design, code, unit test, debug, document, implement, and maintain these programs and components in an organized software engineering environment based on agile development and deployment practices. The SAE has primary areas of responsibility within the applications architecture and technology stacks employed by the University but will also cross-train and serve as a backup to team SAEs in other application areas.

A secondary, but significant role of the Software Application Engineer is to work within the assigned applications environments to manage complex administration of the application. This includes responsibilities such as managing configuration controls, security configurations, and security assignments for the business application.
Software Application Engineers are classified as level I, II, or III depending on skills, experience, and qualifications. Higher-level SAEs perform more technical leadership within the DevOps team and have a higher level of design responsibilities for larger-scale projects.

Florida Poly’s business systems architecture includes Workday ERP, Ellucian Banner SaaS ERP, Salesforce, and Blackbaud core business systems as well as forty or more associated business applications. Technologies used by the DevOps team include (but are not limited to) MS SQL Server and Azure SQL, SSIS, SSRS, Team Foundation Server (TFS), PostgreSQL, TeamDynamix iPaaS, C# with MVC, REST APIs, XML, XSLT, and Cinchy Dataware. Platform-specific tools include Workday reporting, Workday Studio, Ellucian Insights, and Ellucian Ethos.





The Software Application Engineer I is a role for an early-career developer with an established solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in software development and maintenance in an enterprise environment.  The Software Application Engineer I can operate competently and independently at the unit design level and in administering smaller scale applications but obtains guidance from higher-level engineers on design of larger and more complex solutions.


The Software Application Engineer II is a role for a mid-career developer with solid experience in the entire software development and deployment lifecycle in a large systems environment.  The Software Application Engineer II can administer and configure complex platforms such as ERP systems; manage parts of the developer tools ecosystem; and design functions and process solutions that involve multiple business applications.  The SAE II acts as subject matter expert for the technical components of assigned business applications.

          Additional minimum qualifications for level II:

  • 3-5 years of software engineering experience in API-based integrations or applications development.
  • Three or more years of database experience.


  • Design, implement, test, and maintain technical software solutions and modularized software components based on business requirements, architectural design guidelines, coding standards, and inputs from subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • Maintain software application configurations and security controls.
  • Respond to issue and bug reports in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain supporting technical documentation.


  • Proficiency with software engineering skills including design, coding, testing, integration, deployment, and source code maintenance.
  • Foundational understanding of basic software engineering concepts including modularity, coupling, cohesion, data structures, and common software design and integration patterns.
  • Proven ability to learn and master new technologies quickly.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills both verbal and written and the ability to work closely with team members.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related analytical field, or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years of software engineering experience in API-based integrations or applications development.
  • One or more years of database experience.
  • In lieu of a degree, any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.


  • Experience in large enterprise environments involving multiple technical teams.
  • Experience with ERP systems, particularly Workday or Ellucian Banner.
  • Experience with the technologies used in the current Florida Poly applications environment and technology stack.


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is salary exempt.  The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required.   Travel between campus locations may be required.

TARGET HIRING SALARY: $70,000 – $80,000, commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: These positions are open until filled; however, the review of applications will commence immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • LinkedIn URL


Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.


Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the State of Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers compensation.

· Health benefits are administered through People First, on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility.

· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.



Required attachments are listed on each posting.   Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered. 


An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. 


Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.


All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.


This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.