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Requisition ID:  11711

Software Engineer

Job Summary

Purdue University moves the world forward with its transformative instruction and world-changing research, and has been consistently ranked by US News and World Report among the nation's top universities. The Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) facilitates collaboration between the Indiana Department of Transportation, higher education institutions and industry to implement innovations that result in continuous improvement in the planning, design, construction, operation, management and economic efficiency of the Indiana transportation infrastructure.


The ideal candidate will develop, test, and document software and database systems that support transportation engineering research and implementation. The scope of the research includes, but is not limited to software and data relating to traffic management and traffic signals and control devices, highway and interstate mobility, asset tracking, connected and autonomous vehicles, internet-of-things (IoT), communications infrastructure, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart cities. The software systems developed will enable new technologies and methods to be adopted effectively and efficiently to increase the impact of ongoing and future research. Some field work is required for instruments, sensors and equipment setup to facilitate data collection. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the candidate looking to develop skills that impact the world.



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or related field
  • Three (3) years of software development experience
  • Experience in database development, command-line-based operating systems and scripting and geographic information system (GIS)
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally



  • Experience in Web development (Javascript, HTML/CSS, .NET, Java, and/or related), SQL database systems, C#, cloud computing, Python, ArcGIS, embedded computing, .NET, Visual Studio, computer hardware, systems administration and/or networking
  • Experience with Web technology, databases, data structures and algorithms, cloud computing, computer hardware, systems administration, networking


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position 
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette