Software Engineer—Application Development

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Created: February 21, 2013

Description, a provider of digital multimedia resources for K–12 education, is hiring a software engineer to build and integrate new web applications into our established infrastructure. We need a programmer who enjoys working with data, solving programming problems related to database relations, and is willing to improve and modify existing code. Individuals who enjoy imagining new user applications for a growing dataset of materials that are curated by content specialists are encouraged to apply.

Your primary responsibility will be to engineer Perl programming solutions to data problems. You will be an indispensable member of a team that includes the Lead of Research & Development, one off-site programmer, and two off-site designers. As the primary in-house programmer, you will frequently be a first responder and support for the other departments in the company.

  • Implementing new programming solutions for online company services.
  • Using the web and mobile devices as delivery platforms for database services.
  • Creating code solutions that take into consideration diverse users’ needs on many platforms (frequently older end-user software).
  • Reading, editing, and improving legacy code.
  • Creating HTML/CSS pages with team members from other departments.
  • Working with web APIs to build new services. Bug testing software with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Ability (or willing to learn) to efficiently program in Perl (5, not 6). C, C+, or Objective-C also useful for work on mobile.
  • Good understanding of writing SQL on MySQL server.
  • Proven ability to generate HTML/CSS web pages.
  • Desire to learn new skills as projects require.
  • Previous experience with Subversion desirable.
  • Ability to work independently while staying in contact with other team members.
  • This is a good entry-level position for a recent graduate or someone looking to break into software engineering from a related line of work.
Position is full-time with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance. The office is in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, along Lake Mendota.

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