Job Listings

(Hybrid) Temporary Software Developer - Department of Psychology - Eberly College of Arts & Sciences

West Virginia University
Job Location:


West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for a (Hybrid) Temporary Software Developer.

About the Opportunity

As a (Hybrid) Temporary Software Developer, you will be responsible for modifying and/or developing programs in game development platform Unity/ C# that support a slot machine simulator to be used in research studies. The individual will also be responsible for deploying these programs online in Javascript to run experiments and integrating them with Qualtrics. The qualified individual will work under the supervision of the principal investigators in collaboration with other research personnel to design and deploy these programs, as well as providing overall support for software development activities undertaken by the principal investigators in relation to this and other research as needed. 

You will be part of the Department of Psychology. This position reports to the Assistant Professor.

Assignment Length: Approximately 3 months

What you'll do:

  • Modify existing programs in Unity supporting the slot machine simulator to conform to the requirements of a research study. The qualified person will be primarily responsible for devising a method of implementing specific outcome sequences in different versions of the game. This will entail modifying the existing C# code that supports the slot machine simulator Unity program, and may entail writing additional scripts and other types of programming.
  • Attend weekly lab meeting and meet with the principal investigator, co-investigators, and other research personnel on as-needed basis

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline or a professional certificate in computer science/ programming
  • A minimum of (2) years of experience involving:
    • Software development in Unity and C# (and/or C/ C++)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Unity and C# programming
  • Demonstrated command of Git/ GitHub
  • Proficiency in Javascript
  • Proficiency in combinatorics
  • Excellent or good communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in computer science or a related discipline is a plus but not required

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.  

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb. 

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Feb 13, 2024

Posting Classification: Temporary

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: No

Schedule: Full-time
HigherEd360 is part of the HigherEdJobs network.