Associate Software Developer @ Underwriters Laboratories Inc. - Brea, CA

Associate Software Developer

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At UL, we know why we come to work.:
Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for an Associate Software Developer with a focus on fullstack software development to join our team in Brea, CA. This role supports internal software dedicated to the automation of laboratory process and data analysis.

What youâll learn & achieve::
  • Supports the analysis, development, modification, testing and maintenance of operating systems software.
  • Supports business leadership and senior development professionals in the analysis of software and hardware system needs, options, risks, costs, and impact on business process and goals.
  • Assists with the evaluation of supplied software products and applications.
  • Supports the analysis and isolation of application issues and performs problem resolution.
  • Analyzes system requirements, preparing of specifications, designing, coding, testing, debugging and documenting. Supports the implementation of moderately complex requirements for multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications.
  • Assists problem resolution by devising or modifying procedures. Considers equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results when developing resolutions.
  • Supports the identification of system requirements by interviewing users, interviewing and selecting vendors (if applicable), analyzing applications, evaluating existing and proposed systems, and recommending solutions.
  • Analyzes and isolates application issues and performs problem resolution.
  • Monitors progress of software based projects by tracking activity, resolving problems, publishing progress reports, and recommending actions.
  • Improves systems performance by investigating problems, developing specifications, identifying trends in technology, and recommending solutions.
  • Assists with formulating and defining specifications for software programming applications and modifies existing applications.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit::



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics, soldering, breadboarding, and lab instruments.
  • Experience with a Python MVC framework such as Django or Flask.
  • Experience with a JS front end framework such as VueJS, ReactJS, or Angular.
  • Familiarity with a cloud development platform such as Azure or AWS.
  • Experience with Linux and shell scripts.
  • Experience with software development in a team environment using Agile and repository control/git.
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills.

What youâll experience working at UL::
  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.

  • People:
    Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.

  • Interesting work:
    Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.

  • Grow & Achieve:
    We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

  • Total Rewards:
    Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More::
Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com.