Senior Software Engineer

Confluence · Feb 5th 2018

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A Senior Software Engineer at Confluence, working either in our Pittsburgh, PA office or remotely, creates software applications, prototypes, and other technical artifacts for use by customers, other engineers and non-technical team members. This person works from user stories and architectural specifications created by product owners and software architects. This person spends their time doing hands on coding while openly communicating with other members of the project team. This position works across the entire technology stack from UI to business tier to data storage. 

What Will You Do?

  • Use software industry best practices to deliver solid, maintainable software by conducting code reviews, writing unit tests, automating continuous integration and deployment systems, etc.

  • Solve interesting and challenging problems by applying solid design and architectural patterns, as well as work with other software engineers that can do the same

  • Work on a cross-functional Scrum team of software engineers, QA engineers, architects, product owners, and tech writers by participating in planning, stand-ups, retrospectives and demos

  • Provide input to Product Owner and Scrum Master on scope and size of User Stories.

  • Take responsibility for timely completion of software tasks identifying alternative approaches or work-arounds when problems are encountered.

  • Seek constant improvement of Confluence’s products, software engineering process and teams as well as continuous development and growth of your skills.

  • Mentor Software Engineers and QA team members on technology and software practices.

What Technical Skills Do You Need?

We are seeking great Software Engineers with 6+ years of software development experience who not only strives to keep up on the latest trends from the industry but also looks at software development as something more than "getting it to work". You should have a knack for making software maintainable, believe that testing is as important as building functionality, and love working with a cross-functional agile team to pivot the best software to the market.

These base technical skills are needed:

  • Significant experience developing complex software applications using C# and .Net framework 3.5 or higher.  

  • Experience with ASP.net, MVC, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, AJAX.

  • Experience with several Javascript frameworks such as React, Aurelia, Angular, Bootstrap, Knockout, jQuery.

  • Strong understanding of OOP concepts and Microservice Architecture.  

  • Relational database design experience is required.

  • Experience with Azure or related cloud solution is preferred.

  • Practical experience using Software Development best practices such as unit testing, pair programming, continuous integration and secure software development.  

  • Experience with Scrum or other agile methodologies.

A successful team member will appreciate mentoring others and has a willingness to be mentored. We require sound a decision maker that utilizes knowledge of business to drive decisions with a great sense of commitment in doing the job right the first time. We are looking for someone with a strong willingness to learn continuously and take ownership and accountability.

Potential remote employees must have experience working as a remote team member.  Success delivering high-quality software and collaborating with an agile team, while working from a home-office, must be demonstrated.

Confluence's company culture and values guide our decisions, whether it's about product, brand or people. So if you are an ambassador of Integrity, Imagination, Discipline and Service to others and have the skills and interest, we would love to hear from you.

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