ACT, Inc. Senior Software Engineer in Iowa City, Iowa
ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.
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This position could be based remotely in Iowa with travel as needed to our Iowa City office.
Typical work-related activities include:
Independently design, create, maintain and enhance solutions with reusable components that can be leveraged by multiple teams.
Collaborate with scrum team to support all SDLC activities. This includes activity in consideration of product scalability, reliability, consistency, and performance, as well as leveraging static code analysis tools, and how we support production monitoring.
Actively participate in process improvement and technology selection discussions and decisions within area of expertise. Recommend tools and standards to ensure software quality and performance standards.
Actively participate in team success through mentoring, coaching and advising other team members; support junior team members to proactively anticipate and resolve issues across scrum teams
• Actively participate in design / architectural discussions, grooming user stories, sprint demos, and daily scrums to help establish a Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) approach.Recommend product, infrastructure or design changes to ensure quality and performance standards.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area required, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Information Systems
Or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
A minimum of 5 years of progressive IT experience
Experience in one or more of the following required: Container and/or Serverless computing using PHP, Java and/or node.js
Experience in architecting software solutions, and technical design in continuous integration environment required
Experience working in a microservice architecture required
Experience working in an Agile development environment preferred
Experience with AWS solutions is preferred
Experience with Drupal is preferred
Experience working with open source community is preferred
Expertise in a static code analysis tools such as SonarQube, HPFortify, Crucible preferred
Expertise in a production monitoring solutions such as NewRelic, Tivoli, App Dynamics, SCOM and synthetic transaction scripting preferred
Understanding of test automation frameworks such as Robot preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to lead teams in integrating code into automated deployment pipelines required
Strong knowledge of how to write/test RESTful APIs required
Strong knowledge of version control such as Git required
Demonstrated relational and no-SQL database skills (MongoDB, MySQL) required
Demonstrated ability to use JSON and XML required
Strong communication and collaboration skills required
Demonstrated ability to support, mentor, coach and advise other team members preferred.
Demonstrated ability to lead technical professionals and influence product stakeholders preferred
Demonstrated success in new technology implementation required
Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions to technical issues required
Results-oriented and able to work across the organization required
Ability to lead team through changes in a rapidly transforming organization preferred
CategoryInformation Technology (Development)
TravelUp to 25% Travel
ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.