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Software Engineer

Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Job ID: 9345 Category: Technology

Job Description

  • Design, code, test, document, implement and maintain application programs. (50%)
  • Enhances existing systems; participates in client walkthroughs and technical design reviews. Aids in systems development planning and monitoring.
  • Participates in design reviews and peer code walkthroughs.
  • Provides client and application support. (10%)
  • Provide customer support for package software and associated interfaces. (10%)
  • Perform software development and ensure conformance to performance optimization and interoperability standards and requirements.
  • Work in adherence to secure development lifecycle practices and policies. (5%)
  • Performs or assists in the research and fact-finding to develop or modify application programs.
  • Includes working with vendors to review quality, adaptability and compatibility of their products. (5-10%)
  • Collaborate with IT teams from applications and infrastructure to identify technology deficiencies and improvement opportunities in practices and procedures. (0-5%)
  • Stay current with industry standards techniques for software development, and apply them to development, testing, integration and reporting processes where appropriate. (0-5%)
  • Assist in the research and fact-finding to develop or modify application programs. (0-5%)
  • Perform basic system analysis and design functions. (0-5%)
  • Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning. (0-5%)
  • Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)



  • Bachelor's degree in management information systems (MIS), computer science, or related technical field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Eighteen months of work and/or intern experience in business software application development.
  • Basic knowledge of programming in client/server and/or web development environment Basic knowledge of integration and application security models; and proficiency with a variety of software development tools.
  • Experience in the industry, or in an environment whose scope, size and complexity are comparable.
  • Basic knowledge of open systems object design methodologies, architecture methodologies, security practices and integration techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of relational database technology, structured analysis concepts, and software design patterns.
  • Basic project management skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Business analysis aptitude including communications and interpersonal skills enabling an understanding of client's needs.
  • Able to work in a zero-code-ownership environment where the team members can modify any source file at any time.
  • A basic understanding of deployment topologies (i.e. ensuring secure, highly available systems).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Availability for periodic on-call responsibilities.
  • Experience integrating Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solutions within an environment with strong change and release management processes and procedures.
  • Technical knowledge with hands-on experience in Oracle and Microsoft SQL database development.
  • Technical knowledge with hands-on experience in .NET and other current computing programming languages.
  • Technical knowledge with hands-on experience in Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and Oracle business intelligence / reporting.
  • Understanding of company’s existing IT environment and of applicable company policies, practices, and Requirements
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