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Software Developer (Java, React, AWS, DevOps)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1263
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  Yes
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.





  • The SaaS enablement team is in search of a Software Developer with full-stack development experience to assist with maturation of product functionality across a number of technology stacks using cloud best practices
  • Develop solutions and accompanying automated tests for code in Java, various web frameworks, and scripting languages
  • Collaborate with architects and technical leads to understand high-level designs and requirements to ensure that development meets business needs for SaaS ready solutions
  • Develop high-level proof-of-concept implementations for new product features
  • Participate in a highly agile development scrum team that’s focused upon strong DevOps principles in support of our customer-first, cloud-first focus
  • Ensure that delivered artifacts are of high-quality and security through peer reviews, attention to automated testing, and attention to secure coding standards.
  • Work independently and in a group to deliver code and other technical assignments. Make independent decisions and take action within established practices and procedures
  • Learn new technologies and development practices on a regular basis to lead our products to successively higher levels of maturation


Position Requirements


Demonstrated Proficiency and knowledge of:

  • 1+ years of experience as a full stack developer
  • 1+ years of experience working within public cloud environments such as AWS or Azure 
  • Experience with full-stack architecture and development (e.g. Angular, React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc.)
  • Experience in Java, Python, or other open source programming languages
  • Proficient with development of queries and PL/SQL for Oracle RDBMS and other databases such as PostgreSQL and NoSQL variants (e.g. DynamoDB)
  • Proficiency with Linux and shell scripting
  • Experience with software configuration management using GIT
  • Proficiency with testing tools such as Junit and Selenium
  • Familiarity with container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, or AWS ECS
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to analyze and infer requirements in complex, enterprise-level SaaS solutions


Desired Skills / Knowledge / Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • Higher-education ERP product experience
  • Experience with basic DevOps tools for automation, configuration management, and infrastructure-as-code such as Jenkins, Terraform, and Ansible
  • Experience with Grails framework
  • AWS certification


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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