Sr. Application Developer – New Kensington, PA

Salary Range: $95,000 – $115,000

This individual will be responsible for the architecture, design, development, and implementation of new application initiatives, and will be expected to code, test, debug and troubleshoot. Works closely with IT Business Analysts and other developers. Also, leads the design review of development projects and plays a key role in the release of new applications and maintenance of existing applications. The ideal candidate will have experience leading multiple development efforts at varying stages of the development lifecycle. Scope of work is both complex and diverse. Evaluates business criterion, situational data, and influencing factors then translates into conceptual models, deliverables, and targeted outcomes. May develop or use procedures, best practices and independent judgment to determine appropriate action. Provides work effort estimates, task assignments, work leadership, and mentoring across the team.

FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES

  • Drives and oversees full development lifecycle for new and existing applications and systems—requirements, designs, coding, and implementation
  • Develop new applications and system enhancements. Maintain existing applications by troubleshooting bugs, implementing fixes, developing enhancements; providing technical support through direct end-user interaction; extensive report and SQL query writing; building tables and stored procedures in and documenting existing and new systems.
  • Provides technical support through direct end-user interaction.
  • Extensive report and SQL query writing; building tables and stored procedures in and documenting existing and new systems.
  • Source code control, release control, release coordination, time tracking and adherence to standards for multiple applications & systems. Promotes active use of development standards and test environment.
  • Assist with the deployment of new applications and systems, review implementations by defining test plans and methods, and performing unit, system and integration testing.
  • Collaborates with IT Management and peers to propose system solutions, and estimate resource requirements. Communicates effectively and promotes information sharing between teams and departments. Knows when to communicate project issues and how to measure project progress.
  • Adheres to and assists with developing department procedures and policies, including coding standards, change control and testing processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • .NET Framework 4.0+ required
  • Visual Studio 2013+ required
  • Work item and bug tracking in Team Foundation Services / VSTS
  • C#, ASP.NET required
  • MS SQL 2008+
  • Object-oriented principles and programming required.
  • Web Services, SOA preferred; experience with Microsoft WCF a plus.
  • Microsoft MVC, MVVM, and/or WPF a plus
  • Design patterns a plus
  • Enterprise Resource Planning; Great Plains a plus
  • EDI, BizTalk a plus
  • Experience with and thorough knowledge of developing client/server and n-tier applications using MS SQL platform or other relational database management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, define, research, and resolve problems for both immediate fixes and longer term root cause.
  • Initiative and ability to recommend alternative approaches to enhance system performance
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, and to prioritize tasks, in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well with and mentor other application development team members
  • Attention to detail and ability to focus on task-at-hand
  • Initiative and ability to anticipate potential problems, excellent analytical abilities
  • Demonstrated coaching skills, assisting in the development of other programmers
  • Ability to interact and communicate with diverse user community and IT Management
  • Maintain active awareness of IT industry including new developments, emerging trends, development tools and best practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • 4-year degree in information systems, computer science or related field. Masters degree preferred.
  • 6+ years experience in application development or programming on enterprise systems.
  • Knowledge of and experience with order entry and production scheduling systems in a wholesale and light manufacturing environment a plus.

 

Must-Haves

  • C#, ASP.NET - NET Framework 4.0+ and Visual Studio 2013+ all required
  • Object-oriented principles and programming required.
  • Work item and bug tracking in Team Foundation Services / VSTS

Nice-To-Haves

  • Knowledge of and experience with order entry and production scheduling systems in a wholesale and light manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Web Services, SOA preferred; experience with Microsoft WCF a plus
  • EDI, BizTalk a plus
  • Microsoft MVC, MVVM, and/or WPF a plus
  • Experience with and thorough knowledge of developing client/server and n-tier applications using MS SQL platform or other relational database management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, define, research, and resolve problems for both immediate fixes and longer term root cause.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning; Great Plains a plus

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