University of Wisconsin–Madison

Software Developer (Learning Solutions)

Learning Solutions, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s central software development group focused on teaching, learning and research applications, is looking to add a personable and enthusiastic full-time software developer to our Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) service.  The successful candidate will be a good communicator who is comfortable innovating, being creative and being part of a diverse and creative team. The developer in this role will act consultatively with constituents across campus, and will be asked to help faculty and university staff think through solutions to teaching & research challenges. TRAD works in an iterative, phased or small project based fashion, which provides many opportunities to learn new technologies, work with new clients and tackle interesting challenges.


Examples of TRAD’s work include mobile applications for research data collection or situated (location-aware) learning, games and simulations for teaching complex concepts and providing practice situations, and learning analytics and data visualization for educational or research data. Team members are often involved with building modules for courseware, interactive educational websites or research collaboration and dissemination sites.

UW-Madison, founded in 1848, is a world-class institution offering a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities to over 40,000 students.  Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the City of Madison. TRAD  team members have the unique opportunity to develop software that is used in the classroom,  in research, and in direct support of The Wisconsin Idea: the principle that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom through teaching, research, outreach and public service.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.