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Senior Software Engineer (Python and Java)

Company: Western Governors University
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

100% Remote PositionGreat Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, 401k, Tuition Discount, Health and Wellness programs.Collaborative teams working toward common goals and a mission to provide imperial quality higher education to all. As the most student-centric university in the world, the story of WGU is centered on our students. We are directly invested in their struggles, their lives, and their successes. WGU developed out of a vision for the future of higher education that emerged among the governors of the Western Governors Association (hence our name), but WGU operates independently with its own governance structure. This allows us to keep our focus on students, following the vision that got us started.Job Profile Summary:The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for the research, design, development, analysis, testing, and implementation of software operating or application systems. They communicate project information to client, project manager, or other design personnel working on projects. They maintain good working relationships with clients and staff. They write and maintains complete documentation. They support team members and ensures established goals and deadlines are met. They keep management informed of status and significant problems.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop web applications and web services using Java, Python, REST, XML, HTTP, and other web technologies.
  • Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in high-pressure environments; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to avoid cost/time expenses.
  • Deliver high quality projects on time, through ability to design architecture, write high quality code, and execute effective unit tests.
  • Optimize performance tuning for high utilization 24x7 access.
  • Integrate third party products with existing infrastructure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects.
  • Work with internal customers to gather business processes and project requirements.
  • Researches, designs, and develops computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
  • Analyzes software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Consults with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
  • Formulates and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation.
  • Ensures work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.
  • Performs miscellaneous projects as assigned.
  • Updates technical skills as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
    • Experience with Web Services development: Java/Python/REST/Angular
    • Good understanding of issue troubleshooting and performance tuning
    • Commitment to quality through the ability to translate complex technical requirements into functional software using best practices to write high quality code.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Working equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects and the ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to other team members.Job Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:
      • Subject matter expert in the area of responsibility or has extensive knowledge of several technical areas.
      • Typically requires a technical university degree or equivalent experience.
      • 6 years of prior relevant experience.
      • Advanced degrees (Master's or PhD) may be required for certain disciplines and reduce the experience requirement by 2-4 years.Department Specific Minimum Qualifications:
        • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
        • Minimum of 6 years' experience and a proven track record in developing web-based applications and web services using Java, SOAP, REST, XML, and other web technologies, including experience interfacing with Oracle databases, and integrating third party products with existing infrastructure.Preferred Qualifications:Other Technical Experience That Would be a Plus
          • Springboot
          • Angular
          • AWS
          • Experience with Kubernetes and microservice architecture is a strong plus.
          • CI/CD Pipeline experience is highly desiredDisclaimer: This Job Description has been designed to indicate the general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications that are required of the employee to do this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.#LI-AW2#LI-Remote
            As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

Keywords: Western Governors University, Salt Lake City , Senior Software Engineer (Python and Java), IT / Software / Systems , Salt Lake City, Utah

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