Senior Application Developer

Full time

Created: April 3, 2012
New York City
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Description

Functional responsibilities of the Sr. Application Developer include:  development of architecture specifications, object and data modeling, database design, programming, quality assurance, and implementation support.  The Sr. Application Developer is guided by an object-oriented software lifecycle methodology.

The Sr. Application Developer role at NYPL is a demanding, highly dynamic, and technically challenging position.  He/She will function in a multi-faceted role that offers the opportunity for career growth, intellectual stimulation, creative problem solving, and enjoyment. 

A candidate for the Sr. Application Developer position must be experienced in all stages of the software development life cycle: Requirements gathering, Design, Development, Construction, and Implementation.  Candidate must be highly proficient in development standards and have a good knowledge of UML concepts.

The Sr. Application Developer must also have solid interpersonal skills and be resourceful in order to manage the software development process.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Application Development, the Senior Applications Developer will:
  • Employ object-oriented analysis and design techniques including use case analysis, object modeling, and database schema design to ensure business requirements and design goals are met.
  • Work with business teams to clarify requirements and business needs.
  • Facilitate requirements gathering utilizing facilitated focus sessions and one-on-one interviews.
  • Participate in application architecture planning, including system partitioning and framework design.
  • Collaborate with other developers and architects (when appropriate) to determine optimal solution architecture, efficiency, maintainability, and scalability.
  • Participate in the development of detailed design specifications for use by the technical team.
  • Develop system test plans, ensure software quality assurance (SQA) standards are achieved, and validate that business goals are accomplished.
  • Develop detailed estimates for projects, including resource allocation, timelines, and budget.
  • Make technical decisions to meet the design goals laid out in product road map and by management.
  • Identify issues that require more attention, and work to resolve issues based on an understanding of the business problem being solved.
  • Draw appropriate resources together in order to address technical issues.
  • Direct and focus the efforts of the technical project team.
  • Monitor progress of the team and provide mentoring where appropriate.
  • Develop applications to NYPL coding standards and quality.
  • Be responsive and customer service oriented to all stakeholders via phone, email, etc. during the engagement.  Maintain open and courteous communication.
  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management.
  • Report project/task status to the appropriate Application Development Director on a weekly basis (at minimum).
  • Perform other duties as required
Qualifications:
  • 8+ years application development using Ruby on Rails
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent knowledge/experience.
  • Experience with Fedora Commons and Hadoop a plus
  • Experience with the product lifecycle and strong understanding of the role of methodology / frameworks.
  • Understanding of object-oriented design and programming techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with, and support the needs of, project team members and the customer support department.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess creative problem solving skills.
  • Experience using software design support tools and productivity suites such as Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Project.
  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring professionals.
Please apply online: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/6796/job

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