Software Engineer II

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City , UT

Job posting number: #7068853

Posted: August 13, 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.



Current WGU Employees must have their application submitted by August 21, 2020 to be considered for this role.
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 Python/Boto3, JavaScript, Java, SOAP, REST, XML, HTTP, and 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

Optimize performance tuning for high utilization 24x7 access

Integrate third party products with existing infrastructure

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects.

Work with internal customers to gather business processes and project requirements

Researches, designs, and develops computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

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

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

Formulates and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.

Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation.

Ensures work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.

Performs miscellaneous projects as assigned.

Updates technical skills as required.



Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

Project designs and plans are creative, employ useful technologies, meet deadlines, and fulfill goals and requirements.
Project estimates are well-researched and accurate.
Project testing procedures are effective and timely. Results are well-analyzed and problems are corrected.
Required reports and documentation are complete and current.
Good communication and working relationships exist with clients and co-workers. Concerns are promptly addressed and any problems effectively resolved.
Management is appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems.
Company policies and procedures are closely followed.
Experience with Web Services development: REST/SOAP/SOA/XML/HTML
Good understanding of issue troubleshooting and performance tuning
Commitment to quality through the ability to translate complex technical requirements into functional software using best practices to write high quality code
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Working equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects and the ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to other team members
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology related field and/or equivalent experience

Minimum of 3 years’ experience and a proven track record in developing web-based applications and web services using SOA or microservice architectures ideally in serverless environments

Experience interfacing with SQL type databases, and integrating third party products with existing infrastructure



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