Software Engineer - Programmer/Analyst 2

Pennsylvania State University-University Park

University Park, PA

Job posting number: #7106827

Posted: July 29, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Software Engineer to establish and maintain best software development and design practices, design and develop software for multiple systems based on identified business needs and requirements and integrate more complex elements and technological advances into work assignments.

The location of this position is flexible and can operate fully remote within the United States, fully in-person at our University Park Campus, or in a hybrid model of both in-person and remote. Standard working hours are in the eastern time zone.

The successful candidate will be skilled in modern principles of software engineering and have a strong interest in server side development. Desired programming skills include Go, Java, REST API Design, and SQL. Additional knowledge of continuous integration, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker and other programming languages is a plus.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Participate in the development process by programming all or parts of some applications.

Work with the teams in the unit to coordinate support of ongoing production services and new initiatives, along with other groups throughout Penn State.

Coordinate efforts between the customer support, requirements, design, development and QA groups.

Stay current with trends and initiatives for software engineering and architecture and meet compliance regulations specific for Higher Education solutions.

This position typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus 2 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This position will require successful completion of standard background checks. 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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