Software Engineer II

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City , UT

ID: 7066254
Posted: May 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Job Description

Responsible for the research, design, development, analysis, testing, and implementation of software operating or application systems. Communicates project information to client, project manager, or other design personnel working on projects. Maintains good working relationships with clients and staff. Writes and maintains complete documentation. Supports team members and ensures established goals and deadlines are met. Keeps management informed of status and significant problems.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Develop web applications and web services using Java, AWS, REST, HTTP, JavaScript, and Angular as well as other web technologies.

Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in high-pressure environments; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to avoid cost/time expenses

Deliver high quality projects on time, through ability to design architecture, write high quality code, and execute effective unit tests

Participate and contribute towards improving development processes and best practices.

Optimize performance tuning for high utilization 24x7 access

Integrate third party products with existing infrastructure

Work with internal customers to gather business processes and project requirements

Work well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects and provide technical guidance and leadership to other team members

Research, design, and develop computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

Analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.

Consult with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system.

Develop and direct software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation.

Update technical skills as required.

Required Experience:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

Minimum of 5 years' experience and a proven track record in developing web-based applications and web services using Java, SOAP, REST, XML, and other web technologies, including experience interfacing with Oracle databases, and integrating third party products with existing infrastructure

Experience in the latest front-end technologies (HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, etc.) and frameworks (Angular/React)

AWS or other Cloud based development

Commitment to quality through the ability to translate complex technical requirements into functional software using best practices to write high quality code

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse personality types


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