Senior Software Developer

| Chicago

 

Summary

 

The Senior Software Developer supports the Product and Technology Department by managing day to day activities within the organization's software development function. Senior Software Developer is part of an agile development team building and working on enterprise grade software. Senior Software Developer is involved in all areas of development from design to development to testing. They lead a small team of Software Developers.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Oversees the work of a team responsible for designing, building, testing, deploying, maintaining, and supporting applications or systems software.
  • Works to establish functional requirements and reviews solutions to ensure organizational needs are met.
  • Selects and oversees implementation of one or more software development methodologies.
  • Develops short- and long-term product roadmaps to ensure continuous improvement of software.
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming
  • Improve operations by conducting system analysis, recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Mentor junior developers
  • Keep up to date on the newest technological innovations in the field and be ready to apply relevant innovations.
  • Optimize new and existing applications.
  • Fosters a positive team environment
  • Ensures confidentiality of internal and external data
  • Performs ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned

 

Professional Skills

 

  • Verbal Communication – Advanced 
  • Written Communication – Advanced 
  • Teamwork – Advanced 
  • Relationships – Advanced 
  • Negotiation – Advanced 
  • Learning Agility – Advanced 
  • Problem Solving – Advanced 
  • Process Orientation – Advanced 
  • Prioritization – Advanced 

 

People Management Skills

  • Proficient in basic people management processes
  • Proficient in leading a small team on a day to day basis, within a broader organization structure

 

Role Specific Skills

  • Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented and service-oriented application development techniques and theories
  • Solid understanding of relational database design and querying concepts
  • Exposure to Microsoft .NET development using C#, or JAVA or other major languages
  • Exposure to web development using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Familiar with Design Pattern, algorithm    
  • Knowledge of client/server application development
  • Knowledge of agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of unit testing theory
  • Experienced with source control management systems and continuous integration/deployment environments
  • Experienced with debugging, performance profiling and optimization
  • Internally motivated, able to work proficiently both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills with both internal team members and external business stakeholders
  • Strong initiative to find ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes

 

Qualifications

 

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or with equivalent professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a software developer

    Other Relevant Qualifications

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Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

 

 

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611
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What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
SMS Assist's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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