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TITLE: Senior Software Developer
DUTIES: DFS Corporate Services LLC seeks Senior Software Developer in Riverwoods, IL to work closely with the Business utilizing agile methodology. Break down complex requirements into workable technical solutions. Assist in the evaluation of client area application software/systems requirements and processes (e.g., new features, enhancements or maintenance). Perform application software development, testing, and implementation of efficient, cost effective application solutions. Complete technical design(s) as needed. Ensure that design(s) meets architecture standards and that the resulting system will be flexible, easily maintainable, high performing, and integrates well with other related systems/components. Research and evaluate alternative solutions and recommend the most efficient and cost effective solution for the systems design. Collaborate with other developers on code reviews and process enhancements. Complete unit and system testing prior to the start of any testing in PA region. Work with other internal IT teams to complete project activities, such as Infrastructure, Architecture and Database teams. Ensure that code reviews are performed and documented using the approved template. Provide direction and guidance to other systems analysts/developers. Analyze and identify technical areas of improvement within existing web applications. Ensure all projects and releases are appropriately tested and risks are mitigated. Ensure all projects have detailed implementation and back-out plans, and are reviewed with all impacted parties in advance of scheduled releases. Look for and implement ways to stabilize and improve the performance of the production environment. Identify and execute opportunities to leverage agile/iterative/lean processes to deliver projects faster. Propose ideas to better position our applications to support future business and technology initiatives. Find ways to incorporate these ideas within planned project/release timelines. Incorporate and support new technology/frameworks to support our continuous integration efforts. Adhere to regulatory, PDP, Change Management, and Internet Department processes and standards, ensuring all projects are compliant. Ensure any volume and capacity considerations are communicated during the design phase (or prior to committing to a Sprint). Document software and perform related duties as assigned or requested. Contribute to best practices to support a strong software architecture. Reduce occurrence of vulnerabilities through proper secure coding practices and having a "Security First" Mindset. Follow proper handling of sensitive data per security guidelines. Identify efficient and viable alternatives to resource intensive requirements. Promote a risk-aware culture to ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Applied Computer Science, or a related field of study and 4 years of experience in job offered or related position: performing application software development, testing and implementation of efficient, cost effective application solutions with technologies, including Cloud AWS, Java, Perl, PHP and C++ using Agile Methodology required to fulfil customer requirements and resolve security vulnerabilities; participating in the ETL Grid footprint in relation to Ab Initio and its products with AIX and Linux to build development, test, and production environments; performing Ab Initio installation, upgrades and patching to maintain health of environments; implementing analytical frameworks and consolidating dashboard view of environment required to check usability and efficiency and to help to make actionable decisions to fulfill audit requirements; performing troubleshooting issues and serving as Tier 2/3 support; and working with databases, including MySQL, Oracle, and Teradata and their configurations to support development and production applications.
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS: Please apply directly through our website https://jobs.discover.com/ for Job ID R4730 by clicking on “Apply Now.” No calls. Equal Opportunity Employer/disability/vet.
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