Senior Software Engineer

Kennesaw State University

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Institution Type
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Job Details

Senior Software Engineer

Job ID: 240670
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Job Summary
Develops, supports and maintains various software applications and solutions in support of the University's mission.

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Engineers and executes the full lifecycle of complex software solutions, including research, new development, prototyping, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, documentation, and other activities with software-based products

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Ensures the security, stability, integrity, and recoverability of software solutions

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Designs and develops applications and integrations according to specifications using appropriate programming languages, tools, and development methodologies

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Adheres to relevant standards and guidelines, while communicating progress, and delivers within scheduled timelines

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Uses appropriate algorithms, logic, and data structures to solve problems

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Writes well organized, documented, and readable code

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Uses appropriate revision control practices

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Develops test plans and ensuring that code is well tested, covering expected cases and exceptions

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Works constructively and collaboratively to resolve problems

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Analyzes performance and function of code and takes action to correct deficiencies

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Assists in developing and maintaining departmental coding standards and participates in peer code reviews

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Understands the business processes and translates them to software designs and specifications

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Leads implementation on assigned projects

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Assists in developing and enhancing the development toolset and core capabilities

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Mentors and coaches staff, fostering growth and development

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience
Four (4) years of development experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency with one or more of the following technologies and concepts: Python, PHP, ASP.NET, and Java; Django, Bootstrap, and JQuery; SQL and PL/SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MS-SQL; Git; object-oriented design; data modeling; containerization

Preferred Experience
Experience within a higher-education environment
Experience with Agile development methodologies
Experience with distributed revision control systems
Experience with continuous integration

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to write code that utilizes advanced programing algorithms and data structures
Able to accurately estimate development times and meet deadlines methods
Able to work with minimal supervision, seeking assistance when significant deviations are proposed or when unprecedented problems arise
Able to anticipate problems and proactively develop appropriate solutions
Able to appropriately assess and communicate risks, benefits, and alternatives
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge and experience developing and utilizing REST-based APIs
Knowledge and experience developing user interfaces using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
Knowledge and experience developing database-centric applications and working with query languages
Expertise in multiple programming languages, such as Python, PHP, Java, PL/SQL, and ASP.NET
Knowledge and experience with web frameworks and technologies such as Django, Bootstrap, JQuery, ASP.NET, Laravel, and Angular
Knowledge and experience with data exchange and object notation formats, such as JSON and XML
Knowledge and experience using IDEs, such as Visual Studio Code, PyCharm, and Eclipse
Knowledge and experience working in both GUI and command-line environments
Knowledge and experience developing secure code and working knowledge of OWASP principals
Knowledge and experience with software design patterns, such as model-view-controller and object-oriented methodologies
Understanding of host-based networking fundamentals and network protocols, such as HTTP and SMTP
Knowledge and experience troubleshooting software issues using debugging tools and diagnostic

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
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Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.


In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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