Randstad Javascript Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Javascript Software Engineer

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job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$90,000 per year

  • date posted:Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • job type:Permanent

  • reference:569911

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The Software Engineer serves as a key contributor in the full development lifecycle of the client's Principal Investigator (PI) Dashboard application. The PI Dashboard provides reporting on both sponsored and non-sponsored research funds, forecasting tools, and other functions aiding in the active management of a member's funding. It spans a variety of fields, including human resources, financials, and research administration. He/She implements software code (mostly JavaScript) for components of the PI Dashboard application. He/She is responsible for maintaining all interfaces and nightly processes. Integrates web applications with backend databases. He/She is also responsible for al technical documentation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

· Plays a key role in executing all phases of development from planning and design to coding, testing,

· deployment, monitoring, and ongoing maintenance.

· Continually supports the adoption of application development design, implementation, testing, deployment,

· and documentation standards and best practices.

· Utilizes analytical and problem solving skills to diagnose problems and propose solutions.

· Participates in the design, implementation, and iteration of end-to-end application object and data models.

· Participates in all Agile events including daily stand up meetings, sprint planning, user demos,

· retrospectives, and backlog grooming.

· Works closely with product owners, project managers, business systems analysts, developers in an Agile

· team environment. Includes estimating and communicating project deadlines and delivering key milestones

· on time.

· Ability to translate business requirements into technical design approaches and methodologies.

· Provides accurate and quality reporting and data modeling for financial and other types of data.

· Develops and maintains technical documentation including interfaces and technical specifications.

· Stays abreast of emerging technologies.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related technical discipline and 2+ years of software application development experience.

  • Experience with web application environments including JavaScript, NodeJS, Mongo database, User

Interface Frameworks (e.g. React/Redux, Angular), RDBMS (preferably Oracle), CSS, and JSON.

  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating system.

Additional Qualifications

The following qualifications are preferred, but not required:

  • Experience with Java.

  • Self-starter with ability to work with diverse technical and non-technical clients.

  • Creative approach to problem-solving.

  • Versioning control systems such as Git or SVN.

  • Experience developing comprehensive test suites using frameworks.

  • Experience developing and executing quality assurance (Q/A) tests including Q/A automation.

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment and technology.

  • Experience developing REST based Web Services.

  • Familiarity working in an AGILE project management environment.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously in a dynamic team environment.

  • Ability to act independently but also follow direction.

  • Ability to learn new technologies and skills rapidly and apply to existing and new problems.

  • Ability to grow leadership skills.

  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and across boundaries to continually improve processes, products,

and services with a strong focus on quality and customer service.

  • Experience providing application tier 2 support.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including application/system documentation.