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Senior Software Engineer

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Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw, Georgia

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 271086
About Us

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, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect. We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Location

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

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

Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES*:
1. Engineers and executes the full lifecycle of complex software solutions, including requirements gathering from stakeholder, research, design, prototyping, development, maintenance, documentation, and other related activities that result in robust, secure, and effective software-based products
2. Designs and develops applications and integrations according to specifications using appropriate programming languages, tools, development methodologies, and adhering to best practice standards, while communicating progress, and delivering within scheduled timelines
3. Uses appropriate algorithms, logic, and data structures to solve problems and promote reusability
4. Writes well organized, documented, and readable code
5. Uses appropriate version control practices
6. Develops test plans and ensuring that code is well tested, covering expected cases and exceptions
7. Works constructively and collaboratively to resolve problems
8. Analyzes performance and function of code and takes action to correct deficiencies
9. Assists in developing and maintaining departmental coding standards and participates in peer code reviews
10. Understands business processes and translates them to software designs and specifications
11. Leads implementation on assigned projects
12. Assists in developing and enhancing the development toolset and core capabilities
13. 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 software development experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in the following technologies and concepts: PL/SQL (stored procedures), JavaScript, JavaScript-based web frameworks (e.g., Vue, React), Python, ORMs and data modeling APIs, SOAP, and REST

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Preferred Experience
Experience within a higher-education environment
Experience with Agile development methodologies
Experience with web-oriented and service-oriented architectures and technologies including but not limited to REST, SOAP, JSON, XML, SSL, OpenID, SAML, OAuth, JWT
Experience with distributed version control systems, preferably Git
Experience with continuous integration systems
Experience researching and integrating with third-party systems including integrating through Open Proficiency in the following technologies and concepts: PL/SQL (stored procedures), JavaScript, JavaScript-based web frameworks (e.g., Vue, React), Python, ORMs and data modeling
APIs, SOAP, and REST

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES
Able to design and develop software that meets technical specifications to satisfy business requirements
Able to accurately estimate development times and meet deadlines
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
Knowledge/experience developing and utilizing REST-based APIs, SOAP, and other Open APIs
Knowledge/experience developing user interfaces using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
Knowledge/experience developing database-centric applications and working with query languages (PL/SQL)
Knowledge/experience with web-oriented architectures, frameworks, and technologies such as Vue, React, Bootstrap, Flask, SQLAlchemy
Knowledge/experience with data exchange and object notation formats, such as JSON and XML
Knowledge/experience using IDEs, such as Visual Studio Code, PyCharm, and Eclipse
Knowledge/experience working in both GUI and command-line environments
Knowledge/experience developing secure code by adhering to best practice prevention standards and implementing appropriate security frameworks (e.g., OAuth, OpenID)
Knowledge/experience with software design patterns, such as model-view-controller and object-oriented methodologies
Knowledge/experience troubleshooting software issues using debugging tools and diagnostic methods
Understanding of host-based networking fundamentals and network protocols, such as HTTP and SMTP
Expertise in multiple programming languages, preferably PL/SQL, Python, and JavaScript
Able to design and develop software that meets technical specifications to satisfy business requirements

SKILLS
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

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information on this policy, or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 225, eeo@kennesaw.edu

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
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
  • Standard Enhanced
  • Education

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening
results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf

Organization

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.

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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.

Company info
Telephone
470-578-6000
Location
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw
GA
30144
US

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