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Software Developer (JavaScript, Node, AWS)


Rochester, NY, US

Req ID:  1293
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




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.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Design, develop, test and implement high quality enterprise software, as a member of a creative, agile development team creating solutions that exceed customer expectations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced delivery focused environment
  • Support customer adoption of new solutions
  • Engage in continuous learning and adoption of new concepts, technologies and functionality
  • Work with ambiguity and changing priorities yet always focused on the end result
  • Oriented towards problem-solving and analyzing technical and functional impacts
  • Demonstrate ownership from specification review to final testing
  • Actively participate within agile development ceremonies (sprint reviews, planning, scrums)
  • Frequently learn new technologies/libraries/concepts and share knowledge with your colleagues
  • Present information with confidence at team meetings
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Architects, Developers and fellow
  • Designers to determine the optimum user interface design, workflow, and functionality of software products




  • 2+ years of professional experience
  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or similar course of study
  • Highly motivated self-starter with advanced capability to quickly learn, and work with new technologies and complex technical environments, including a variety of databases and operating systems
  • Some experience building web services and/or cloud-based software
  • Amazon Web Services or equivalent (Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with Agile software development practices such as XP, Lean Agile, Scrum, and Kanban
  • Familiar with common data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented and basic functional idioms
  • Working knowledge of git and collaborative development practices (e.g., Pull Requests, feature branches)
  • Proficiency with at least two of the following languages: C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Kotlin, Go, Rust, PL/SQL
  • Comfortable with asynchronous code execution (e.g., Promises, callbacks, coroutines, threads, processes)
  • Working knowledge of at least one relational database and one NoSQL database
  • Working knowledge of REST, JSON, XML and asynchronous communication (e.g., queues, topics, streams)
  • Demonstrated ability to author highly-readable code
  • Exposure to DevOps tools and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


[Highly] Desired Skills / Knowledge / Experience 


  • Cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or equivalent)
  • Dev Ops (Vagrant/Docker, OpsWorks/Ansible etc.)
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
  • Experience with full-stack architecture and development
  • WCAG Accessibility Standards
  • Internationalization (i18n)
  • Microservices architecture
  • Reactive Programming
  • Higher education domain knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Ellucian products




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: Rochester

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