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Full-Stack Application Developer

Location: Madison, WI
Date Posted: 10-09-2017

Full-Stack Application Developer 

The purpose of this position is, but is not limited to, the advanced configuration, development, implementation, testing, and deployment of web-based applications, business intelligence solutions and integration of applications and data with company and non-company systems.
This is a full-time, exempt position working core hours of Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm CST. The position will report to the Manager of Application Development. Company supports a remote workforce, so this position can be located anywhere in the United States. Candidates would need to be able to come in to the office periodically for project work.
  • Development and testing of web-based applications using PHP, JAVA and web-services using technologies that conform to international standards and make sure that they are universally accessible based upon requirements and/or use cases
  • Create prototypes, including graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content, for web sites and applications
  • Ensure that web-based applications are easy to navigate and are customer-focused throughout
  • Participate in maintenance and updates to existing applications when requested; including update of content stored in various tables to support a rules-based delivery of web elements and data integration
  • Support (issue resolution) of existing software applications, critical issues, and may be required to provide Tier I support during non-business hours
  • Provide architecture guidance and design of new software and web applications
  • Provide guidance on graphics, style sheets, and other design-oriented artifacts for integration into web applications
  • Responsible for code review and mentor/knowledge other team members
  • Responsible to work in a Linux environment
  • The individual will be working directly with project managers and analysts, and may speak directly to customers for requirements clarification, depending on the project
  • Ability to build web applications including graphic elements, overall organization and navigational structure, layout, development, usability of web pages and forms for ease-of-use
  • Expert knowledge and considerable development experience with at least two or more of the following: Java, SQL, HTML, JavaScript or other web development languages or standards
  • Preferred knowledge with one of the following: Angular, TypeScript or Node JS
  • Advanced knowledge of common design patterns and when they should be used
  • Substantial knowledge of relational database structure and design using one of SQL Server, MySQL, or Maria DB
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycles/methodologies, preferred exposure to Agile development
  • Experienced in the use of JIRA And Confluence on a daily basis
  • Skilled in technical troubleshooting and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to develop accurate estimates and assist team and project managers with the estimation process
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms, document requirements, develop specifications, and drive development methodology maturity
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary and dictated by project deadlines or severity of support issues
  • Ability to think creatively and use your imagination to problem-solve
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Certification in web development, graphics or software programming preferred
  • One year of experience in building web applications including graphic elements, overall organization and navigational structure, layout, development, usability of web pages and forms for ease-of-use, and search engine optimization
  • One year of experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, CSS and JavaScript, XML, etc.
  • One year of experience in the employee benefits, insurance, or financial industry is preferred
  • Adaptability - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs
  • Initiative - Deals with problems as they arise, focusing energy and resources on those situations until resolved; identifies new opportunities and takes action; takes on new responsibilities when needed
  • Results Focus - Can be counted on to meet or exceed goals; pushes self and others for results; is a conscientious worker who can be relied upon to handle unforeseen obstacles
  • Customer Focus - Meets internal and external customer expectations; delivers upon commitments; build customer confidence; follows through on requests gaining trust and respect
  • Ethics/Integrity - Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; adheres to appropriate core values at all times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches
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