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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.

The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Mcity is seeking an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated web applications developer who is interested in the opportunity to design and build frontend software systems used at Mcity. If interested in gaining experience building simple, visually pleasing, and intuitive web applications for non-technical audiences, consider joining us!

What is Mcity you ask? Let us show you! This is Mcity.

Mcity is a public-private partnership formed at U-M to transform global mobility by dramatically improving transportation safety, sustainability, and accessibility. Mcity draws on the broad expertise of U-M and its partners to address the host of legal, political, social, regulatory, economic, urban planning, and business issues that must be addressed to devise and implement practical systems that take advantage of emerging technologies. Mcity also provides testing at our one-of-a-kind proving ground, simulating the complexities of an urban environment, and through on-road vehicle deployments in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan, working with our partners including the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

Mcity runs several laboratories and C/AV (Connected / Automated Vehicle) research programs. As part of this we collect, store, classify, and assist with the analysis of a wide variety of data, working closely with our industry members and university researchers. You will have the unique opportunity to learn, build and scale components of our web application software architecture.

Some examples of interesting projects our Web Application Developers worked on in the past:

APIs for Traffic Signal, Robot control, and IoT devices

Scenario-based navigation for robotics platforms

Real Time Socket.JS V2X communication data feeds

Vue.JS web applications for account management, scheduling, and research tracking

Reports to Mcity Principal Engineer

Who We Are

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation?s number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering:

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

? Generous time off

? A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting

? Many choices for comprehensive health insurance

? Life insurance

? Long-term disability coverage

? Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

? Maternity and Parental Leave


As a member of the Mcity engineering team, your typical week will include:

70% Development - Quiet time for coding, query, analysis, testing.

20% Design - Assisting with the design of new systems or improving existing software, in collaboration with other developers.

10% Project Planning - Discussion of requirements with the team, and our daily team stand-up (we are a small, fun, personable team)

Work remotely and communicate virtually with the team. In the future, you?ll have the option to work from Mcity offices.

Required Qualifications*

? Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience

? At least 1 year of relevant experience building similar types of systems

? Strong written, verbal communication and organizational skills

? Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Vue.js or React

? Experience with backend frameworks utilizing Python or similar programming languages

? This position requires the ability to work remotely while collaborating with the team virtually.

Desired Qualifications*

? Passionate about future mobility systems

? Experience with ROS (Robotics Operating System)

? Experience with Python Flask

Work Locations

Your schedule will be hybrid. We require 3 days in the office. The remaining days are optional work from home days.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checksare performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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