Software Engineer

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Job posting number: #7108135

Posted: August 15, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) at Purdue University facilitates collaboration between the Indiana Department of Transportation, higher education institutions and industry to implement innovations that result in continuous improvement in the planning, design, construction, operation, management and economic efficiency of the Indiana transportation infrastructure. Purdue University moves the world forward with its transformative instruction and world-changing research, and has been consistently ranked by US News and World Report among the nation's top universities.

The ideal candidate will develop, test, maintain, and document software systems that support transportation engineering research and implementation. The scope of the research includes, but is not limited to software and database systems upwards of one trillion records relating to traffic signal and freeway management, operations, and control devices, passenger and freight mobility, infrastructure asset management and tracking, connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), electric vehicles (EV), internet-of-things (IoT), micro-mobility and smart cities.

The software systems developed will enable new technologies and methods to be adopted safely, effectively, and efficiently by transportation agencies, local municipalities, and the private sector. Some field work is required for data collection including the setup, operation, and maintenance of instruments, sensors and equipment. This position provides an exciting opportunity to join a world-class team of developers and researchers to build a career in connected transportation and big data.


Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information technology or related field
A minimum of two (2) years of professional software development experience including web development protocols, languages, and platforms
Experience with web application development
Experience with databases/data pipelines: manipulation, extraction, transformation, or loading
SQL scripting
Strong verbal and written communication skills


Experience with relational database systems, cloud computing, geographic information systems (GIS), big data, embedded computers, mobile device apps/programming, Internet-of-Things (IoT), computer hardware, systems administration, and networking
Experience working on transportation-related projects
Experience with networking protocols, shell scripting, command-line-based operating systems (OS), embedded devices programming, UNIX systems, MQTT services, Python, D3, React.js. .NET

Additional Information:

This position has a limited duration of two (2) years with continuation dependent upon additional grant funding. Benefits do apply
Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
A background check will be required for employment in this position
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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