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Senior Software Engineer at Comcast (Chicago, IL)

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The Senior Software Developer is responsible for developing .NET, web-based software solutions. This development will occur in an Agile environment, typically in fixed-length sprints (Scrum methodology), with regular interactions with Product Owners and other team members. The Software Developer is expected to produce high-quality software, to function effectively as a member of a team, to interact with management and other members of the development group, and to continually seek to improve themselves and the company.

Essential Functions

The Senior Software Developer must be able to write quality software based on the provided designs and specifications, within reasonable timeframes, and to be effective members of their department and company. The Senior Software Developer must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously when asked. The Senior Software Developer needs to be able to work with a range of technologies (e.g., Windows applications and services, websites and web services, XML schemas, relational databases), languages (e.g., C#, VB.NET, T-SQL, JavaScript, HTML, XML), and applications (Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc.). The Senior Software Developer must demonstrate good analytical abilities, attention to detail, and strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

Job Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's)

At least 5 years of experience as a developer (lead developer would be a plus).

Proficiency in the following programming languages and applications:

  • C# for web applications and servers
  • JavaScript, HTML, and CSS for web applications
  • SQL Server 2008 or greater, relational database design and programming

Significant experience with:

  • JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, jQuery UI, Backbone.js, SlickGrid.js
  • ASP.NET MVC 3 or 4 applications using NHibernate, AutoMapper, and StructureMap
  • REST/RESTful web service design and programming (Web API, Nancy, ServiceStack, etc.)
  • Unit testing frameworks (NUnit, xUnit, Jasmine, etc.)
  • Package management (npm, Bower, NuGet, etc.)
  • Ability to adapt quickly to an existing, complex environment
  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting abilities
  • Excellent communication skills

Strongly Desired:

  • Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Modern JavaScript-powered web applications (Angular, React, Backbone, Ember, etc.) and the "Single Page Application" (SPA) architecture
  • Message queues or event bus technologies (MSMQ, RabbitMQ, NServiceBus, etc.)
  • Automated builds/Continuous Integration/Deployment (Jenkins, CruiseControl, TFS, etc.)
  • Cloud-based services (SaaS/IaaS/PaaS)
  • Data warehouses, reporting, and analysis
  • Very large database (VLDB) design and tuning
  • XML, XML Schemas, XPath queries, etc.
  • Familiarity with the Media/Cable industry

Supervisory Responsibilities-The Senior Software Developer will have no supervisory responsibilities, but must function well within project teams, working with Product Managers, tech leads, and other team members.

Working conditions-The Senior Software Developer will work within the company's offices, based on hours agreed upon by their manager. The Software Developer will be expected to dress and behave professionally.

Minimum qualifications and requirements

MS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field plus 2 years' experience in a Software Developer position.


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field plus 5 years' experience in a

Software Developer Position

Success factors Successful employees will have demonstrable ability with one or more key programming languages and technologies (C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, SQL Server), will consistently meet deadlines, and will do their part to help to deliver high-quality, functional software to the client in accordance with business needs. Successful employees must understand the entire product life-cycle and provide appropriate feedback through implementation, documentation and testing wherever appropriate.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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