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Lead Software Engineer

Company: Western Governors University
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Current WGU employees must submit their internal application before 02/03/2021 to be considered for this position.About WGUWestern Governors University is the nation's largest university with over 129,000 students. We believe in the transformative power of education and our vision is to be the most innovative, student-centric university. The software that we write is our secret sauce and enables competency-based education at a scale that's never before been seen.As EdTech employees, we believe in WGU's mission and see how the work we do fits into this vision. The work that we do makes a difference, our ideas and suggestions count, and we feel like part of the team. We live the WGU cultural beliefs: one-by-one, advance equity, aim true, own it, trust generously, engage respectfully, and achieve together. We strive to inspire and enable our students, our people, and ourselves to be better. Staff Software EngineerPosition Summary:The Staff Software Engineer is a position of technical expertise, influence, and leadership in the technology realm. The position will be required to apply their expert knowledge to ensure best practices and well-engineered architecture across the department. They will also be a key stakeholder and initiator of major changes to processes, engineering practices, and system administration. This position will be required to work in a space of solving critical issues and initiatives across multiple teams. It will require an extensive and deep understanding of cutting-edge practices and innovative approaches to problems. Staff Software Engineers are also tasked with establishing and maintaining a positive and productive culture based on the WGU Leadership Principles.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:--- Lead in the building of cutting-edge applications and services to increase and improve the student and staff experience--- Exemplify a mastery of coding excellence and software quality, mentoring others and pioneering new standards and architectural foundations--- Foster and utilize innovative approaches to problems and functionality for all key stakeholders--- Own technologies focusing on student success and scalability while supporting student-focused and staff-focused user experiences--- Collaborate with developers, designers, testing, and product management to develop features and innovative approaches to applications and features--- May mentor/advise engineering teams on new languages and technologies; act as a resident expert when needed--- Establish a balance between strategic planning and initiatives with development, communication, troubleshooting, and problem solving--- Lead in the prototyping and development of new technology and framework, improving the student and staff experiences--- Identify system redundancies and inefficiencies, proposing innovative and cost-effective solutions--- 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 requirementsWork between teams to coordinate API contracts and abstractions.Work with vendors to ensure proper abstractions exists between external system and those of WGU.Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:--- Demonstrated ability to establish innovative system frameworks--- Demonstrated ability to implement and manage an API FrameworkDemonstrate knowledge of Domain Driven Design patterns.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:--- Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related field--- 10 years' experience in software development; pioneering new approaches and technologies in engineering--- Experience in web-based applications and web services such as Java, REST, SQL, GIT and other technologies, including experience integrating third-party products--- Demonstrated ability to establish innovative system frameworks--- Demonstrated ability to implement and manage an API FrameworkDemonstrated ability to implement highly available architectures using native AWS toolsetsPreferred Qualifications:--- Master's degree or higher in related field--- Proven experience in the following areas: Amazon Web Services (AWS), GIT, SQL, Spring, Spring boot, Java, Angular 7 or later

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