Sr. Applications Engineer

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Why is This a Great Opportunity?
The company is growing, and this person will have an opportunity to join and help lead a very talented team that is working with cutting-edge technologies. It is an awesome role; you will be essential to building the architecture and leading the design of high impact projects that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, and reliability.
 
Position Activities
Design, estimate, document and deliver technology solutions while effectively working across team boundaries.
Build prototypes and convince businesses and senior IT staff of the benefits of new technologies and solutions.
Demonstrate ability to identify, define, create, and apply new architectural design patterns and standards to extremely complex problems.
Engage and complete work assignments which are often self-initiated
Performs business and technical requirements analysis and review. Produces technical design documents and software requirement specifications that are consistent with the architectural constraints and software development processes and standards.
Proactively learns about and evaluates emerging technologies (reviewing technical journals, team sharing, mentors, vendors, peer groups, special training)
Develops appropriate metrics to measure total system performance
Applies an understanding of the key vulnerabilities related to data transfer between intern/external system to maximize data security and integrity
 
Qualifications
An undergraduate degree (BA/BS Computer Science) is required (a graduate degree is preferred - MCSD/MCSE) or an equivalent combination of education and experience:
  • 7+ years of object-oriented development
  • 7+ years XML, XSL, Schema
  • 7+ years website development
  • 7+ years web service development
Must be able to perform under tight time frames and execute problem solving skills.
Understands and leverages best practices of technical/insurance industry.
Solid understanding and application of web services, SOAs, AJAX.
Solid design and build experience of reference implementations of components and interfaces with new technologies.
Solid experience in designing for critical areas of security, performance, capacity and maintainability.
Excellent design experience, including use of industry design patterns and best practices.
Excellent understanding of software development lifecycle.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Solid experience with data modeling tools and concepts.
Familiarity with non-Microsoft technologies such as J2EE, UNIX/Linux, etc. a plus.
 
** Experience from the insurance industry is highly preferred.
 
The company offers outstanding work challenges; a fun and creative environment; excellent benefits; and a superb compensation program.
 
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