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UWC² has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Web Application Engineer on our Technology and Data Services team!
The Senior Web Application Engineer will play a major role in the development and maintenance of applications and technologies that support the educational mission of University of Washington Continuum College through its core applications including curriculum management, registration, grading, financial management, budgeting, and payroll, as well as self-service tools in these areas.
This position works with a team to develop, implement and manage enterprise web applications using classic ASP, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft middleware technologies. The Senior Web Application Engineer coordinates the project team’s efforts through planning, resource allocation, collecting and compiling regular team status reports, and contributing quality code. The position collaborates with other subject matter experts to set the tactical and strategic directions in the realm of Web-based technologies, database and enterprise system architecture.
Success in this role looks like:
Develop, maintain, and support business applications using Microsoft classic ASP, ASP.NET, and SQL Server
Implement new features into existing internal-facing and external-facing applications
Implement new internal-facing and external-facing applications
Work with technical peers to complete enterprise technology platform implementation and integration projects
Contribute to requirements gathering in collaboration with the UWC2 Project Management Office and business customers in UWC2 departments.
Collaborate with the UWC2 Project Management Office and business customers to help define, size, prioritize and manage application development activities.
Develop and extend custom interfaces between web applications and enterprise information technology platforms via application programming interfaces or web services in support of key UWC2 initiatives
Work with team members on cross-functional projects
Perform initial project analysis and planning, including feasibility studies and documenting end-user requirements
Determine the scope and duration of projects and coordinate technical requirements with team members
Provide ongoing systems and user support
Exercise technical and organizational leadership to initiate, carry out, and complete successful development and maintenance projects
Implement well-designed custom database structures as required
Document technical specifications
Exercise and adhere to team coding standards and development/validation practices to ensure high-quality, maintainable technical deliverables
Cross-train other team members
Assist in the development of data validation queries and system monitoring scripts
Adhere and contribute to system configuration and deployment practices and standards
Back up the other team members or provide support as projects require additional development resources
Perform rigorous quality assurance testing through all phases of software development to ensure delivery of high-quality products
Investigate and handle complaints related to application performance
Initiate prompt corrective action to identify and resolve production issues
REQUIRED Bachelors Degree in computer science, engineering, or related field or related experience and 4+ years of experience to include:
Development and successful implementation using Microsoft products and tools including classic ASP, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server Management Studio, and Visual Studio
Strong database programming experience, including stored procedure, view, and trigger creation, complex query optimization, and performance tuning database design
Ability to design user-friendly web user interfaces
Experience with Microsoft Internet Information Services
Familiarity with object-oriented analysis, design, and programming
Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills across layers of an application
Significant experience and knowledge in business and systems analysis, design, project lifecycle methodology, system integration, implementation, and deployment
Extensive experience with requirements gathering and analysis, including direct work with end-users or customers
Ability to learn and apply new technologies and skills rapidly
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and ability to work with personnel of various levels of technical background
Information systems experience in higher education or a similar field
Experience working with and integrating data into financial systems
Understanding of client-server and web application architectures
Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the .NET, SQL, and web services development frameworks
Familiarity with ASP.NET MVC
Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Experience with best practices around accessibility and usability
Experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) systems
Experience developing web-based solutions with .Net-based content management systems, including Kentico
Experience developing workflow and audit trail functionality
Familiarity with Agile methodology
Understanding of client-server and web application architectures.
Familiarity with client-side scripting frameworks such as jQuery and Node.js
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