Job Location:
Ames, IA

Position Title:

Software Developer III

Job Group:

Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional experience with:Enterprise technology and principles, specifically web services (REST and SOAP), Java, J2EE, Hibernate, Spring Boot, Junit, Mockito, Git
Administering and implementing continuous deployment tools with containerized solutions like Docker
Markup languages and tools including JSON, XML, XSLT and XSD
Relational Databases and SQL
Agile/Lean practices and tools, such as SCRUM, Kanban, JIRA and Confluence

Understanding of algorithms and common design patterns for system design and deployment
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with partners in functional areas and vendors
Project management, prioritization, and advanced software development knowledge
Strong oral and written communication skills
Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or similar field

Job Description:


Work directly with stakeholders to design, plan, and develop complex system integrations, and support new technologies to build, test, deploy, and support multiple Java web applications as a member of the Web/API/Integration Development team in Information Technology. Research best practices and tooling, present findings to peers, and influence technology decisions at Iowa State University. Lead projects, mentor and train new developers, promote best practices for DevOps tools, Java applications, and Workday integrations.  Identify problems and implement resolutions, collaborate with campus partners and vendors, and provide after-hours support for production issues or unplanned maintenance.

ITS provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems and information security resources to the students, faculty, and staff of Iowa State University. The department functions as the university’s central IT unit, responsible for technologies and services that are used broadly across campus. ITS also partners with other IT professionals around campus to provide more specialized IT resources to ISU’s academic and business units.

Example of Duties

•  Consults with end users to define and document specifications and scope of projects.

• Conducts a variety of software development tasks including program design, program coding, debugging, and documentation for software/systems and applications programs.

• Develops detailed systems design specifications to meet defined requirements.

• Modifies, maintains, troubleshoots, and supports existing software.

• Develops new software services, databases, and application systems.

• Writes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to bridge between vendor systems.

• Works on assignments that are generally of a difficult technical nature and often involve project leadership activities.

• May provide direction to a small group of students or team members.

• May supervise a small number of staff.

Leveling Guidelines

• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals

• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude

• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action

• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices

• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff

• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)

• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist

• Provides guidance to students

Appointment Type:


Number of Months Employed Per Year:

12 Month Work Period

Time Type:

Full time

Pay Grade:


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?
Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program
• This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.

Original Posting Date:

April 1, 2024

Posting Close Date:

May 3, 2024

Job Requisition Number: