Arcata Associates, Inc

ENGINEER, SOFTWARE

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Description/Job Summary

Summary:
 
The Software Engineer; Database/Web Application Programmer plans, conducts, and technically implements software engineering projects or major phases of software engineering projects, coordinating the efforts of supporting staff in the performance of work.  The Software Engineer; Database/Web Application Programmer participates in software development, testing, documentation and maintenance in the support of customer requirements. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Development and deployment of web applications utilizing Microsoft SQL Server databases with ASP.NET front end in C#.
 
Maintain/update classic ASP web pages.
 
Day to day system support, including requests such as, ad-hoc queries, report modification, data extracts, data loads, query tuning, etc.

Perform database optimization activities to improve application, query and report performance.
 
Assists in formulating engineering project requirements to meet the customer’s needs and deadlines.  Develops detailed implementation plans to execute and meet project requirements.
 
Determines timelines for completing engineering projects, and reports to the Engineering & Integration Manager and/or the Lead Software Engineer on the project’s status.
 
Works closely with hardware engineering, communications engineering, configuration management, quality assurance and operations support to ensure proper integration of software engineering with the other disciplines involved in the project.
 
Designs, implements, tests, and deploys software projects.
 
Provides technical guidance, direction and assistance to other engineering team members.
 
Advises management, the engineering staff and the customer on the analysis, design, development and test of software projects.
 
Reviews modifications to system software to ensure compatibility with existing hardware and software.
 
Writes documentation in support of software development or modifications.
 
Attends meetings as required.

Other related duties:

Assists in preparing and maintaining CMMI compliant engineering processes and procedures.

Performs other related duties as required.
 
Qualifications:

EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE:
 
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related engineering or technical discipline, or a combination of formal education and experience equivalent to a four-year college degree.
 
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES REQUIRED:
 
Ability to program in C#, C and C++.
 
5 years experience with Web Applications and Services toolsets (Java, Java Script, XML).
 
5 years experience with database development (SQL Server, Oracle, Access).  Skills that include but are not limited to Stored Procedures, Views, table maintenance, SSRS, and .Net CLR development.
 
5 years experience in the planning, development, testing and roll-out of applications. Knowledge of relational and flat file database design, table schema and front end applications within the Microsoft environment, is required. Familiarity with IIS, XML and VBA is also desired.
 
Experience with Classic ASP.
 
Ability to multitask between designs development and defects resolution.
 
Experience with performance tuning new and existing stored procedures.
 
Knowledge and understanding of formal software development standards and software development processes to include the Software Capability Maturity Model.
 
Ability to write and prepare a variety of technical and user-oriented reports, manuals and other types of written communications.
 
Ability to direct the work of other engineering team members.
 
Ability to analyze data, resolve problems and make decisions independently. 
 
Strong analytical skills - ability to quickly absorb customer requirements and build product knowledge.
 
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
 
Must possess a valid Nevada driver’s license.
 
Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.
 
Core Competencies:
 
Ability to work with minimal supervision, to take ownership of tasks and overcome any obstacles.
 
Ability to effectively interact with system users.
 
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of this position.
 
 
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Arcata Associates is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.