Software Engineer II

Western Governors University
June 4, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type



Job Profile Summary:

The Software Engineer II is responsible for the research, design, development, analysis, testing, and implementation of software operating or application systems. They communicate project information to client, project manager, or other design personnel working on projects. They maintain good working relationships with clients and staff. They write and maintains complete documentation. They support team members and ensures established goals and deadlines are met. They keep management informed of status and significant problems.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop web applications and web services using JavaScript, Java, SOAP, AWS, REST, XML, HTTP, and Angular as well as 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.
  • Participate and contribute towards improving development processes and best practices.
  • Optimize performance tuning for high utilization 24x7 access.
  • Integrate third party products with existing infrastructure.
  • Participate and contribute towards improving development processes and best practices.
  • 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.
  • Performs miscellaneous projects as assigned.
  • Updates technical skills as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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:

  • Subject matter expert in the area of responsibility or working knowledge of several technical areas.
  • Typically requires a technical university degree or equivalent experience.
  • 4 years of prior relevant experience.

Department Specific Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • 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.
  • 2 years' experience with software/Python (Flask, Boto3), Java (Spring, Apex), JavaScript (Node.js, React, Angular)
  • Experience interfacing with Oracle databases and integrating third party products with existing infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with, NetBeans, Subversion, Jira, Agile/Scrum project development, IDM/OSSO, ASP/.Net, DRUPAL, Groovy/Grails, Ruby/Rails, PHP, Hibernate/Seam, Banner, DROOLS, JBOSS, Technical, Certification, Application Integration with legacy systems, JSF, J2EE, Java EE, jQuery, JavaScript, SQL, Oracle or other database interface.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Disclaimer: This Job Description has been designed to indicate the general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications that are required of the employee to do this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.



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