Job ID: 43789

AWS Backend Engineer
Our client is seeking a Software Engineer to join their team in Portland, OR. The Software Engineer creates high-quality craftsmanship-level software for clients and internal users and are expected to be proficient in the software languages used or required. This includes meeting all requirements/ specifications, testing/QA requirements, methodologies and other internal software/product requirements. This position must be adaptable to changing technology environments and work collaboratively with all participants in a software development project.

The Software Engineer may be called upon to fulfill functions related to software development that are not specifically software programming, such as requirements gathering, producing documentation, quality assurance testing, mentoring other developers, and leading projects. As required, this position provides guidance to the junior Software Engineer positions.

Write awesome code.
Create prototypes to help clarify software requirements.
Create realistic design specification documents from software requirements.
Plan and perform development tasks from design specifications.
Provide accurate time estimates for development tasks.
Construct and verify (unit test) software components to meet design specifications.
Collaborate with quality assurance engineers to resolve software defects.
Collaborate with project architects and assist team members to prove the validity of new software technologies.
Engage and improve software development methodology.
Promote agile processes among development and the business, including facilitation of scrums.
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the entire organization.
Strong Preference given to those with backgrounds in Math/Science.

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
Minimum of 2 - 4 years progressive experience in a software development.
Excellent object-oriented design & programming skills, including the application of design patterns and avoidance of anti-patterns.
Strong AWS skills (Lambda, Terraform, SNS, SQS, etc).
Experience working in a collaborative team of application developers and source code repositories.
Demonstrated ability to follow through with all tasks, promises and commitments.
Ability to communicate and work effectively within priorities.
Ability to work under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
Good understanding of software design concepts.
Understanding of software development methodologies.
Ability to solve complex problems.
Must be able to perform the physical and intellectual requirements of the role, with or without accommodation.

Proven experience having designed one or more major components of an application, preferably of a software product.
Proven experience working across multiple tiers of an application, including a database, network, operating system, and containers.
Experience working in an AGILE environment.
Experience working in a SCRUM environment.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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