Software Engineer

Location: West Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Software Engineer is responsible for joining a product team and contributing to the software design, software development, and overall product lifecycle for a product that our users love. The engineering process is highly collaborative. Software Engineers are expected to pair on a daily basis as they work through user stories and support products as they evolve. In addition, Software Engineers may be involved in product configuration, performance tuning and testing as well as production monitoring. As an Software Engineer, you will be part of a team with more experienced engineers to help build and grow your skills while you create, support, and deploy production applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates and pairs with other product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable, scalable software solutions
  • Works with Product Team to ensure user stories that are developer-ready, easy to understand, and testable
  • Writes custom code or scripts to automate infrastructure, monitoring services, and test cases
  • Writes custom code or scripts to do “destructive testing” to ensure adequate resiliency in production
  • Configures commercial off the shelf solutions to align with evolving business needs
  • Creates meaningful dashboards, logging, alerting, and responses to ensure that issues are captured and addressed proactively
  • Fields questions from other product teams or support teams
  • Monitors tools and participates in conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams
  • Provides application support for software running in production
  • Proactively monitors production Service Level Objectives for products
  • Proactively reviews the Performance and Capacity of all aspects of production: code, infrastructure, data, and message processing.
  • Participates in learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)
  • Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
  • Reviews and discusses code from more senior engineers to understand best practices and design patterns
  • Increases business acumen by learning about other parts of the business

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4 – 7  years’ experience
  • Experience with modern web application frameworks and tools such as Spring boot/UML/Struts/Spring
  • Experience in writing SQL queries against a relational database. Working experience in SQL and NOSQL. Preferred DB2, or MongoDB.
  • Experience in a front-end technology and framework such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, and JQuery
  • Experience in object oriented design and programming language (Java)
  • Experience with Agile Development and knowledge on Agile Deployment tools and versioning using Git or similar tools
  • Web services, RESTful and/or Axis/SOAP
  • JEE/Java development including JSP, JSTL, Servlets, Java Beans, EJBs, JPA
  • C# / .Net Based Development / Visual Studio
  • JDBC/ODBC, SQL and experience working with RDBMS; prefer DB2

 

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