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Software Developer - .Net and SQL Server
Ref No.: 18-02789
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
.Net Developer
6+ month contract
Amherst, MA


Description/Comment:Work closely with product owners and teams to lead feature implementation and/or source third party solutions when appropriate. Contribute to standards and best practices around development processes, coding, and peer reviews. Optimize existing systems to improve performance and scalability through service/application tuning and code refactoring. Fully and properly test code to ensure the highest levels of reliability and maintainability. Research and recommend software solutions and tools that help fix inefficiencies in the development process, team collaboration, etc. Help lead and drive development operations initiatives. Provide assistance to CM, QA and support personnel as needed to troubleshoot lower environment as well as production issues. Resolves customer complaints and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements. Participates in the development of software user manuals.

Additional Job Details:Develop, and maintain software applications by following practices and standards Engage with product managers, project managers, business analysts, systems architects, software developers, software quality assurance analysts, and database administrators to share understanding of project goals and tasks Collaborate with business analysts to develop align business goals and requirements with technical specifications Understand and promote best practices for software security, performance, and maintainability Participate in code reviews with peers and supervisor Employ strong organizational and planning skills to estimate project work and keep projects on schedule Collaborate with project team and stakeholders providing development estimates and feedback on proposed scheduling Provide support to operational teams for troubleshooting and evaluating solutions for production software systems Prepare regular reports on all assigned activities as required by supervisor Develop software testing and deployment processes for newly developed software Advise software quality assurance group on development of test plans for integration and system test coverage and execution

Business Job Title:Software Developer

Minimum Required Skills:Experience building web and client-server applications and services using Microsoft tools and technologies such as C#, ASP.NET, WCF, MVC, Web API, SQL Server

Experience complying with standards for mission-critical enterprise software requirements for system performance, scalability, security, data protection and encryption, regulation compliance, usability, ease of implementation, supportability, maintainability, and data center considerations
Good understanding of client-side technologies like JavaScript frameworks/libraries, CSS/SASS/LESS frameworks, AJAX/XMLHttpRequest, JSON, HTML5.
Working knowledge of web standards and web browser capabilities; ability to create cross-browser, cross-platform, WCAG 2.0 Compliant/accessible pages
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Experience with agile/iterative software development methodologies
Ability to gather and document system requirements and technical architecture
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Excellent customer service attitude

Minimum Education Requirement:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired
2 - 5 years experience developing software with a team
2+ years of data modeling, analysis, data protection preferably using Microsoft SQL Server
2+ years experience developing object orients applications using SOAP/WCF/Web API or similar protocols and technologies
Experience with release engineering, systems integration or configuration management experience building and deploying web-based or distributed applications using Microsoft tools and technologies including Visual Studio, Windows Server, IIS, ASP.NET, ASP, SQL Server
Experience with build automation, continuous integration and other Agile development techniques preferred


Key Items
-SQL Development
- CSharp

Candidate Value Proposition: The team has multiple skilled team members and room for growth. Rather old technology that are all windows applications that are needing to be updated. If interested in learning the mechanisms of scoring and reporting, the role will be rewarding.