Ciara FIU Devision IT


Job Details:

Job Title: Senior Software Developer
Job ID: 516244
Location: Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Review Date:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Summary

The Senior Software Developer will support the Division of Information Technology’s Center for Internet Augment Research and Assessment (CIARA) to develop software applications for troubleshooting and improving the operations of a software defined networking (SDN) production environment that supports research and education activities between the U.S. and the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Designing and implementing highly-available and high-performance applications.
  • Optimizing SDN applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Writing code using OO concepts, design patterns, and various open-source toolkits and frameworks.
  • Analyzing, debugging, and delivering clean, validated, maintainable code.
  • Troubleshooting technical and non-technical issues related to existing applications.
  • Interacting with external parties to develop compatible APIs.
  • Defining an API to be used for users interested in real-time network monitoring data.
  • Expanding the AmLight SDN controller to support on-demand monitoring for SDN circuits.
  • Developing a high-performance monitoring collector system.
  • Working with Kytos software development team towards solving problems affecting the AmLight SDN Looking Glass system.
  • Expanding the AmLight SDN Looking Glass to gather and process all data coming from monitoring sensors;
  • Performing other related duties as required or directed by supervisor. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Studies, or other technical discipline and five (5) years related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Departmental Requirements

Experience with Python 3.5+
Capable of working in a Linux environment, specifically Debian and CentOS

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of basic network concepts and protocols is highly desired;
Knowledge of Python network libraries is highly desired;
Experience with OpenFlow or P4 is a plus;
Experience with contributing to free software projects is a plus;
Experience with Docker or Kubernetes is a plus;
Basic knowledge of tcpdump or libpcap is a plus;
Basic knowledge of networking is a plus;

Job Category


Advertised Salary

$72,000 Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Working Condition(s)

International Travel
Loud Noise from Equipment/Machinery/Vibration

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check
Fingerprinting Check

Other Information

Must attend meetings off campus and  occasionally attend functions on weekends and evening
Ability to travel locally and nationally.
Ability to travel internationally.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.



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