NORC Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Software Engineer

Job no: 494539Work type: Regular Full-TimeLocation: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, ILCapability Area: Application Development


NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a motivated Senior Software Engineer to design, implement and support software applications used by NORC staff and clients.

We’re looking for a senior engineer (5+ years’ experience) with natural product intuition who can work harder, faster, and smarter without sacrificing technical excellence. Our organizational challenges are unique, so you should be comfortable in uncharted territory and pumped to build systems that impact many lives.


​NORC IT produces high quality, processing intensive software designed to improve project efficiency and accuracy while at the same time providing a cost savings benefit. We have experts on staff in all industry recognized platforms, development environments, and data management systems.


Qualified candidates will thrive on learning new technologies and don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Candidates must have advanced knowledge of ASP.NET, C#, AngularJS, Java, JavaScript and knowledge: git, typescript, SQL server and Microsoft Azure. Candidates will have a working proof-of-concept approach. In addition to having an intimate knowledge of the whole web stack, you understand how all the pieces fit together (front-end, database, network layer, etc.) and how they impact the application performance. Candidates must be diligent on efficient monitoring, strong documentation, and proper test coverage. Successful candidates will be effective collaborators and comfortable with critiques of work in efforts to improve design, functionality, and interface. Candidates must also understand the requirements and preferences to translate into a functional product that meets the project or users needs.


  • 5+ years' experience working with commonly used application frameworks and related technologies

  • Programming languages expertise; ASP.NET, C#, AngularJS, Java, JavaScript, git, typescript, SQL server and Microsoft Azure

  • Experience with: Python, Django, iOS, and Android a plus

  • Career experience in all phases of software development, including requirements, design, implementation, support and the product release cycles

  • Familiarity with software development methodologies

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university, or equivalent experience

Candidates should also possess: strong analytical skills, strong written and verbal communication, programming, testing, technical documentation Abilities required: detail oriented, efficient at multi-tasking, works well in groups or solo, ability to lead, process-driven approach to work and an ability to work under time pressure and in a dynamic environment.


NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

NORC conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.

We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity.


As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.


NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.


NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

Advertised: November 21, 2018Central Standard TimeApplications close: