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Web API Software Engineer

Are you passionate about higher education? Are you interested in improving teaching and learning technologies? Join Unizin and make a difference!

Our team is seeking a talented Web API Software Engineer in Austin, TX. 

Unizin is a membership based, not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve teaching and learning experiences. Our Members include 22 leading university in the country.  And our aim is to improve the ways in which higher education serves learners, advances quality educational materials, promotes teaching and learning innovation and practices, and enables the best learning analytics.

The Web API Software Engineer is responsible for implementing server-side code and interfaces to provide internal and external parties programmatic access to the Unizin Data Platform. Security, performance, ease of use, fitness for purpose, extensibility, and documentation are key requirements for this work.

What You’ll Do

  • Implement reliable, cost-effective, and secure web services for access to Unizin Data Platform resources
  • Interface with key AWS data infrastructure components, including but not limited to EC2, ECS, Redshift, S3, RDS, EMR, and Kinesis
  • With the Unizin data architect and product management, define and implement APIs and service levels for integration by internal and external developers
  • Provide usable and high-performing interfaces to data services synthesized from several different domains, including:
         - Analytics and instructional tools from third-party vendors and partners
         - Learning management systems
         - Student information systems
  • With the Unizin QA engineer, design and develop load and functional test suites as needed
  • Participate in a production support rotation with other Unizin engineers

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or management information systems, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Python, Java, and server-side JavaScript, with advanced knowledge in at least one of those languages
  • Experience with developing scalable HTTP APIs for enterprise B2B data transfer and integration
  • Experience with implementing data-oriented systems using AWS
  • Experience with shell scripting and continuous integration pipelines
  • Understanding of source control management, release management, and versioning web services
  • Hands-on experience of at least one relational and one NoSQL database

Nice to Have

  • Experience in higher education information technology
  • Knowledge of Hive, Spark SQL, Presto, or other distributed query systems
  • Experience with Clojure
  • Knowledge of federated identity systems (SAML/Shibboleth)
  • Experience with deployment automation using Ansible

All candidates are encouraged to apply. 
Unizin respects diversity and relies on our employees' varied backgrounds and perspectives to spark innovation.

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