Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$75,000 - $90,000 / Year
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#124455 Applications Programmer 2

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/10/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/2/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/14/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This is a 100% Contract position with the possibility to extend or conversion to career status. This position currently has a tentative end date of October 2025 due to funding.


The Applications Programmer will provide support for electric power grid and renewable integration research such as:

  • Write interface code to distributed energy resources and their APIs.
  • Implement interfaces in real-time simulators and edge controllers.
  • Setup network simulators and contribute to the design of cybersecurity tests.
  • Configure and maintain databases.
  • Assist with the development of communication protocols and standards.
  • Assist in developing documentation.

The Applications Programmer applies professional programming concepts for small to medium-sized projects; resolves a variety of programming design and implementation issues; works on programming assignments of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python and Javascript.

  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and an aptitude for advanced research.

  • Experience with common programming tools.

  • Intermediate skills associated with the design, development, modification and deployment of software, including object-oriented programming concepts.

  • Experience with event streaming platforms.


  • Must pass a background check.

  • This position will have an end date of October 2025 due to funding.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $48,900 - $102,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $23.42 - $48.99

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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