The position involves interpreting design specifications, assisting in technical design, coding software and following test and deployment procedures, complying with project documentation requirements and working on a development team using a mix of development methodologies including Agile. This position will support one or more teams as a software programmer. A valid U.S. drivers license is required and up to 5% travel for meetings and training is possible. Up to 5% overtime is anticipated.
Configure and support web applications using Microsoft Server’s IIS administration tool.
Design, develop, test and deploy n-tier C#.Net applications utilizing the .Net 3.5 framework and later
Provide administration of Windows Server (2008 or newer).
Identify or resolve problems in applications at all system tiers (Application, Server, Database, Network).
Design, document, and communicate effective technical solutions meeting end-user requirements.
Analyze, test, and apply changes to the application environment under the prevailing change management procedures and requirements.
Work collaboratively with users and technical staff to design streamlined user interfaces.
Productively integrate with an existing Agile development team.
Collaborate with software developers, testers and users throughout the System Development Life Cycle.
Support Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) standards and North American Electric Reliability Corporation critical infrastructure protection (NERC-CIP) compliance when performing assigned work.
Provide emergency and backup support for existing systems and functions. (See Additional Requirements section.)
With manager oversight and approval, when needed, assume the role and responsibilities of a technical lead, which includes the following:
Break down technical work into tasks and provide reasonable time estimates for completion.
Review other developers’ code and provide technical constructive feedback where necessary to verify their code follows internal and team coding standards and programming best practices.
Communicate status of project development work to project team, users, information system owners and others.
Analyze and propose technical designs that satisfy functional and non-functional requirements which also optimize the long-term maintainability of the system.
Identify and escalate technical bottlenecks and impediments to the project manager and information system owner.
Produce required project technical documentation.
Analyze data, identify quality assurance/quality control issues, and identify failure or maintenance trends, including issues that may have origins in upstream systems.
Produce code that coworkers can maintain and be agreeable to peer reviews.
Take over support of code written by other developers.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or a directly related field is preferred.
With an applicable Bachelor’s degree, 10 years of experience is required.
Without an applicable Bachelor’s degree, 14 years of experience is required.
Experience should include demonstrated software programming work experience in Computer Science/Information Technology and developing and implementing technology solutions.
Required Technical Skills & Experience
5+ years of experience developing with .NET framework and C#
5+ years of demonstrated expert level .NET programming within an experienced development team
Preferred Skills & Experience
5+ years of experience with the following:
Object Oriented design principles
Database Access (i.e. Entity Framework, NHibernate, ADO.NET)
Microsoft Visual Studio IDE
Demonstrated ability to quickly become familiar with existing systems and codebases
Web services and socket-based protocols (i.e. XPATH, XML Schemas, XSLT, WCF, SOAP)
Web application development using WebForms and MVC
Windows application development using WPF
Version Control Systems (i.e. TFS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial)
Dependency Injection techniques
Current experience practicing test-driven development using test automation frameworks/tools (i.e. NUnit, MSTest, Moq, Rhino Mock, TypeMock)
Exposure to other programming languages (i.e. C++, Java, Ruby)
Experience with Microsoft shell languages (DOS/Batch/PowerShell)
Database DML Data Manipulation Language
Windows Cluster Server administration
Database Access (design and query Microsoft databases using SQL)
Governmental processes and (electric) utility experience.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
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.
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