With direction, own design construction, development, testing, implementation, and technology delivery for business needs throughout VSP Global. Sr. Software Engineer is responsible for technical aspects of the entire process of agile development for large complex projects. Sr Software Engineer may supervise or coordinate activities of other personnel as necessary within Agile development cycle.
Utilize user stories to develop technical requirements to ultimately deliver new or modified unique expert level programs, features, or modules, in a timely and cost – effective manner
Generate design and development plan using new applicable technology and current tools and techniques to provide expert code for to accomplish highly complex business and technology needs, ulitmately achieving competitive advantage for the business
Provide technical leadership to coworkers throughout coding and project progression
Provide descriptive technical visual program specifications for use in development process
Participate in coding, testing, through implementation within an agile environment, ensuring all designs are maintainable, and in accordance with GTS technology architecture, hardware, cross environments, and aid to achieve the future technological vision
Determine root cause for the most complex software issues develop practical efficient permanent technical solutions
Modify and maintain existing systems for adaptation to business, and / or technology changes
Conduct system analysis, and contribute to system planning operations for highly complex projects
Utilize unique expert technical knowledge to influence GTS system architecture, and future technological vision
Mentor Software Engineers to allow for skill/knowledge development through advice, coaching, and training opportunities
Help define and develop the test and production environment, coordinate the migration of the system, and/or coordinate efforts with other GTS projects
Adhere to architectural guidelines, standards and delivery discipline processes, while also influencing architectural planning; document the various computer systems enhancements/modifications or information retrievals/updates and update/create procedures
Interact and effectively communicate with business partners and other GTS staff; be seen as a technical expert throughout GTS, and utilize this expertise to provide technical advice and support
Remain current on new technologies and available vendor packages; evaluate and make recommendations as necessary, and introduce applicable technologies in alignment with VSP goals and for creative solutions
Determine process improvements, best practices, and develop new processes as deemed necessary
Drive constructive change and provide leadership
Typically has the following skills or abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
Minimum 8 years of programming experience
Advanced programming experience in current programming language
Broad experience designing, programming, and implementing large information systems
Highly developed unique expert knowledge of application of computer science, and engineering of technology
Ability to independently provide in – depth evaluation and analysis of unique complex technological issues
Provide detailed evaluations and practical solutions that take into account all dynamic intangible factors to obtain functional results
Independently determine procedures for new technological processes or special assignments
Excellent analytical and problem - solving skills for even complex problems
Excellent organization and time management skills
Influence organizational best practices to better suit organization needs
Identify and mitigate risks; contribute to risk management plan
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to employees of all levels
Demonstrated ability to direct others to optimal outcomes
Ability to regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
The working environment is generally favorable lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.
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VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
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