Software Engineer Kansas City, MO

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

Valorem is seeking a Software Engineer with a passion for using technology to engineer solutions that creatively solve problems to deliver business value. Qualified candidates will have a robust background developing modern software applications. The role requires a broad and deep capability to map a client's problem domain to a fully developed end state solution. Our clients’ needs require technically strong consultants who are resourceful, communicate well, and have good problem solving skills. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of modern application development techniques and frameworks and good experience using the Microsoft technology stack for development. As part of a team that provides project based consulting, you will have the opportunity to work in multiple industry verticals, working on multiple teams and projects.

As a Software Engineer you will be part of a team of talented developers, business analysts, QA analysts and Project Managers building solutions for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 Clients.  You will participate in the development life cycle including development, testing, and implementation. You will work hand- in-hand with the Business Analysts and Project Managers to understand the business requirements and build a software solution. As a Software Engineer you will have the opportunity to work on a multiple projects with talented Architects and Engineers, learning and implementing solid development practices.

PLACEMENT CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong experience (3-5 years) with C#. Development, diagnosing and debugging. Including:
    • Classes, Interfaces, Delegates and Events
    • Generics, Anonymous methods and lambda expressions 
    • Exceptions, transactions and error handling 
    • .NET Framework 3.5 and higher 
  • Strong experience (1+ years) with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Some experience (1+ years) with Entity Framework and LINQ 
  • Experience developing web based interfaces. 
    • ASP.NET Web Forms. MVC is highly preferred 
    • JavaScript. jQuery or other frameworks. AJAX and single page applications.
    • HTML4, HTML5, CSS3 
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure is preferred. Including: 
    • Cloud Services (web roles and worker roles) 
    • SQL Azure, BLOB and Table storage 
    • Service Bus, Queues and Topics 
    • Azure Management, including deployments, configuration and the SDK
  • Understanding of software design patterns, including: 
    • Basic OO concepts such as encapsulation and abstraction 
    • SOLID principals such as single responsibility, dependency injection and interface driven design.  
  • Some experience (2+ years) with database development in SQL Server 2008 R2 or higher, including: 
    • T-SQL 
    • Tables and Views 
    • Procedures and Functions
  • Knowledge of Team Foundation Server, including source control, build and task management 
  • Proficient with common office applications, including: MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Lync) 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions  
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups  
  • Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork and serve the client needs first 
  • Interested in learning new technologies, creative, open-minded and a great team player 
  • Ability to instrument, profile, debug, and optimize server and client code to resolve complex issues with distributed systems 
  • Adept at task switching to handle varying workload, while meeting tight deadlines

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • "Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities

Time Management and Productivity

  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the timeframe

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

 

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