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Software Engineer, Consultant

Job Title
Software Engineer, Consultant
Job ID
26986939
Description

The Software Engineer works effectively across the entire software development life cycle. This includes requirements definition, prototyping, detailed design, coding, testing, deployment, and support of the day-to-day operation of production systems. The Software Engineer is expected to collaborate with technical staff, management, and business operations staff throughout all phases of the software development life cycle in order to deliver working solutions to complex business problems according to agreed upon timelines and budgets to support the organization's mission, vision, and values.

The consultant role is a top level contributor and expert, both in software development skills as well as in business domain knowledge. Responsible for implementing and/or integrating new products, processes, methodologies, frameworks, and technologies. Serves as a technical consultant/specialist both inside and to outside organizations. Provides guidance, input, and instruction to all lower level technical professionals. Primary assignment involves most complex and critical systems and applications.

Job Essentials

  1. Codes, tests, debugs, and documents more-complex programs, and enhances existing programs to ensure that production systems continue to meet user needs.
  2. Coordinates interface with user management regarding project status, direction and user needs to promote an environment of user cooperation and satisfaction.
  3. Coordinates with the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.
  4. Identifies and resolves system operating problems in order to provide business continuity.
  5. Leads development of high level system architecture documents and detailed design specifications to serve as a guide for system/application development.
  6. Assists in project governance process and prioritization of work.
  7.  Leads scheduling, determining manpower requirements, and estimating costs to project completion in order to meet user requirements.
  8. Maintains an expert-level understanding of industry application development  best practices, tools, programming languages and techniques.  Keeps current with new developments in the information technology industry and may lead development and implementation of organizational and departmental standards and methodologies.
  9. Provides guidance and training to all levels of software engineers in order to improve productivity.  Coordinates work teams.  Provides technical support to project team members.
  10. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Demonstrates expertise in a variety of  software engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.  May provide consultation on a variety of complex projects and is considered to be a top-level contributor/specialist.  Entrusted to exercise a wide degree of creativity and latitude  in finding solutions to complex problems.
  11. Works with external software suppliers to coordinate software integration and resolution of problems.

Minimum Requirements - Staff Level

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, programming, or other technical field. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified.
    OR Four years of equivalent technical experience.
  • Three years of professional software development experience.

Minimum Requirements - Senior Level

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, programming, or other technical field. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified.
    OR Four years of equivalent technical experience.
  • Five years of professional software development experience.

Minimum Requirements - Consultant Level

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, programming, or other technical field. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified.
    OR Four years of equivalent technical experience.  
  • Eight years professional software development. 
  • Experience being the technical lead on enterprise-level systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with UNIX/Linux scripting languages such as bash, awk or sed.
  • Proficiency in at least two programming or scripting languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python. 
  • Proficiency with relational and/or non-relational database management systems and query software such as SQL, Oracle, MySQL, other RDBMS and Hadoop.
  • Ability to use and create web-based tools to visualize, analyze and edit genomics data in web technologies such as HTML, CSS and Ajax.
  • Thorough knowledge of pertinent Bioinformatics or computer science research disciplines.
  • Knowledge of variety of systems methods for storing, analyzing and presenting large data sets.
  • Knowledge of automated unit and system test frameworks and strategies.
  • Good analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-member project team, work within the scope of the divided tasks and report progress to project leader.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills to meet project goals and schedules.
  • Ability to use office automation tools such as word processors, spreadsheets and presentation software.
  • Knowledge or experience with Cloud Services such as Amazon Cloud Computing Services.

Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others requiring the employee to communicate information.
  • Operate computers and other IT equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

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