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Associate Software Developer (College Hire)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1589
Level of experience:  Entry-Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.

As an Associate Software Developer at Ellucian, you will be working with a team of professionals that will mentor and guide you to develop your skills and knowledge in the area of Research and Development and Cloud Software Implementations.  You will have the opportunity to learn how the higher education industry functions, gain knowledge of the Research and Development division.  

You will also be exposed to the software implementation processes used in the Research and Development organization.  Your experience working with this group of seasoned professionals can be your gateway to future roles within Ellucian.

You will contribute in the following areas:

  • Software development on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform
  • Development using the Microsoft/.NET technology stacks, including:  C#, SQL Server, Typescript, Visual Studio Team Services
  • Exposure to Amazon Web Services and cloud/SaaS software concepts
  • Work on real projects that enhance the education community and service our clients.
  • Gain valuable real-world experience in software development best practices and implementation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with many different resources at Ellucian including R&D managers and software developers.
  • Get exposure on Amazon’s AWS platform and learn how it functions and how Ellucian uses it for client software deployments.
  • Work on forward looking enhancements to architecture and report out as required.
  • Assist in fixing problems with product deployments and enhance the processes.
  • Document solution and present to team of peers.
  • Work with peers to ensure consistency with related documents, processes, and procedures.



  • Graduate in Computer or Information Technology or related degree programs.
  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some programming in Java, C# or C++ so a structured programming language
  • Experience of scripting languages such as PowerShell or Perl and has knowledge of windows systems
  • Shell experience such as bsh or csh useful
  • Knowledge or interest in cloud computing a plus

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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