Software Engineer

  • VSP Global
  • Rancho Cordova, CA, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Engineering Information Technology Insurance

Job Description

General Summary

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.

Essential Functions

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


Job Specifications


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


Preferred Skills

  • Experience architecting, implementing and supporting high performance scalable Java applications.
  • Candidate must have experience developing large, complex Web applications. Specifically, the individuals will be working on the development and support of VSPs International portals.
  • These enhancements may include architecture reengineering, GUI modernization.
  • Additional requirements include: + Experience developing complex web applications using Spring, Struts, Play, Angular, Java, Java Script, JQuery, and JSPs + Experience developing Rest APIs + Working knowledge of continuous integration using tools such as Jenkins, Mavin, and Chef + Proficient in test automation using Cucumber, Jbehave, JMeter or similar tools. + Understanding of troubleshooting and performance tuning using tools such as Nagios, Wiley and or Splunk +Previous experience working on an Agile (Scrum) scrum team .

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.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job grade.




The information above describes the general nature of the position and serves as a summary of the typical job functions. It's not a comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, or duties.


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.

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