Senior Software Engineer

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Office Information Technology
OIT: Application Development
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Working as part of the Research Solutions team, the Software Engineer, Sr partners with peer developers, business analysts, and solution architects to provide IT specific solution to researchers in delivering the highest quality applications, establishing patterns, standards, and best practices. The incumbent collaborates with Emory’s world class brain health researchers and staff to help advance discoveries in health sciences as well as support the dissemination of knowledge.



  • Administrate Salesforce platform and the associated applications to support and advance Brain health research mission.
  • Collaborate with cross functional IT teams and users to evaluate, define and complete new development requests.
  • Translate business requirements into IT solutions that best leverage the existing platforms and products.
  • Configure IT Solutions on Salesforce, Amazon Web Services or other suitable technologies.
  • Develop software in programing languages such as Apex and Python.
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades.
  • Provide detailed level of effort estimates for proposed new solutions.
  • Support users by seeking to understand their needs, offer efficient solutions, assisting their daily IT operations.
  • Document IT solutions and patterns with technical details
  • Identifies, designs, develops, implements, and revises software applications to meet business needs.
  • Supports software applications and associated operating systems.
  • Programs, analyzes and writes specifications.
  • Devises solutions to system problems.
  • Develops and tests applications; makes revisions to improve functionality.
  • Develops and analyzes the effectiveness of new applications and test procedures.
  • Writes and edits reports to provide recommendations, conclusions and other data.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, math, engineering or a related field and three years of related experience in programming and software systems or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of software development in a research institution context preferred.


  • Strong knowledge of Salesforce Sales Cloud platform, SQL and database development, Python and/ or Java
  • Experience with software engineering best practices such as software design patterns, CI/CD, version control, automated testing, and configuration management is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills with a proven ability interacting with all levels of management, stakeholders, support personnel, and customers.
  • 1 year of experience with Salesforce Platform is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of academic administration or clinical research applications.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology
  • Experiences with Amazon Web Services

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed and at times, on short notice.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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