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Software Engineer II - Mexico

Western Governors University

Western Governors University

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Software Engineering
Mexico · Remote
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2024

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Job Profile Summary:

Responsible for the research, design, development, analysis, testing, and implementation of software operating or application systems. Communicates project information to client, project manager, or other design personnel working on projects. Maintains good working relationships with clients and staff. Writes and maintains complete documentation. Supports team members and ensures established goals and deadlines are met. Keeps management informed of status and significant problems.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop web applications and web services using Python/Boto3, JavaScript, Java, SOAP, REST, XML, HTTP, and other web technologies.

  • Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in high-pressure environments; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to avoid cost/time expenses.

  • Deliver high quality projects on time, through ability to design architecture, write high quality code, and execute effective unit tests.

  • Optimize performance tuning for high utilization 24x7 access.

  • Integrate third party products with existing infrastructure.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects.

  • Work with internal customers to gather business processes and project requirements.

  • Researches, designs, and develops computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

  • Analyzes software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.

  • Consults with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system.

  • Formulates and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.

  • Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation.

  • Ensures work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.

  • Performs miscellaneous projects as assigned.

  • Updates technical skills as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Project designs and plans are creative, employ useful technologies, meet deadlines, and fulfill goals and requirements.

  • Project estimates are well-researched and accurate.

  • Project testing procedures are effective and timely. Results are well-analyzed, and problems are corrected.

  • Required reports and documentation are complete and current.

  • Good communication and working relationships exist with clients and co-workers. Concerns are promptly addressed, and any problems effectively resolved.

  • Management is appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems.

  • Company policies and procedures are closely followed.

  • Experience with Web Services development: REST/SOAP/SOA/XML/HTML.

  • Good understanding of issue troubleshooting and performance tuning.

  • Commitment to quality through the ability to translate complex technical requirements into functional software using best practices to write high quality code.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Working equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects and the ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to other team members.

  • Encouraged to assist less experienced peers.


Organizational or Student Impact:

  • Works on assignments of medium to complex level.

  • Structure project plans and manages cost-effective execution of tasks.

  • Limit errors to prevent impact to client operations, costs, or schedules.

  • This individual will follow established processes and protocols.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Individual meets department and personal goals with some direction/ supervision.

  • An important player on large technical projects and programs.

  • Uses discretion to help design and implement solutions to somewhat complex problems.

Communication & Influence:

  • Communicates with contacts both within and outside of function on matters that require explanation, interpretation, and advising; typically has responsibility communicating to parties outside of the organization.

  • Works to influence parties within the function at an operational level regarding policies, practices, and procedures.

Leadership & Talent Management:

  • May be responsible for providing guidance, coaching, and training to other employees within the technical area.

  • May manage technical projects at this level, requiring responsibility for the delegation of work and reviewing others' work products.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field or equivalent experience.

  • 3 years' experience and a proven track record in developing web-based applications and web services using Java, SOAP, REST, XML, and other web technologies, including ServiceNow.

  • 2 years' experience with software/Python (Flask, Boto3), Java (Spring, Apex), JavaScript (Node.js, React, Angular).

  • 2 years' experience.

  • Experience interfacing with databases and integrating third party products with existing infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Other Technical Experience That Would be a Plus
    • NetBeans
    • Subversion
    • Jira
    • Agile/Scrum project development
    • IDM/OSSO
    • ASP/.Net
    • DRUPAL
    • Groovy/Grails
    • Ruby/Rails
    • PHP
    • Hibernate/Seam
    • Banner
    • Technical Certification
    • Application Integration with legacy systems
    • JSF, J2EE, Java EE, jQuery, JavaScript
    • SQL


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