Software Engineer - On-site in Princeton, NJ
Princeton, NJ Human Resources
Job Type


Position Summary

Reporting to the IT Manager, Software Engineering and working with administrative and technical staff, will develop, modify and maintain the Institute’s custom web-based and CLI-based software applications and public websites. 

Essential Job Duties

Build, maintain and monitor custom web and CLI software applications.  (60%)

  • Under the guidance of the IT Manager, develop and integrate software systems in support of the Institute’s initiatives
  •  Employ proper change management and software development lifecycle techniques
  •  Work with peers and end users to develop requirements and provide support for software systems

Build, maintain and monitor public websites. (30%)

  • Work with Institute stakeholders and outside partners to develop and maintain the Institute’s web presence.
  •  Conduct routine testing and assessments of existing sites and their functionality
  •  Support IAS content contributors in their use of these sites

All other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the IT Manager, Software Engineering (10%)

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


Minimum Qualifications

  • BA or BS Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field
  •  Proficiency in an object-oriented programming language
  •  Demonstrates an ability to learn new technologies
  •  Shows interest and aptitude in building software systems and tools
  •  Strong communication skills - both verbal and written  

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time.

The Institute for Advanced Study retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position at any time.

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration please apply with a cover letter and resume.

At the Institute for Advanced Study’s creation in 1930, the founders wrote: “fundamental in our purpose, and our express desire, [is] that in the appointments to the Staff and Faculty as well as in the admission of workers and students, no account shall be taken, directly or indirectly, of race, religion, or sex.”  We recognize these ideals require continual examination of our culture. Today, we strive to create a community in which all people feel welcomed, respected, and valued.  We seek to address the harmful effects of inequity and discrimination on individual Scholars, Faculty, Staff, and scholarship as a whole.  We affirm equality and embrace our differences as we work to transform principles into action and grow new forms of scholarly community.