Principal Software Engineer at Ascensus in Dresher, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Job Description:

Section 1: Position Summary

As a Principal Software Engineer at Ascensus, you will be working in a high-energy team, writing beautiful code by using the best engineering practices in the industry today (e.g. unit testing, source control, continuous integration, automation, design patterns). Passion for all aspects of software development is a critical. We are building teams that are empowered to solve the business needs by having a rapid development and deployment pipeline with a focus on automation and releasing software.

As a key contributor to the Scrum team, you will be responsible for delivering solutions that adhere to the software architecture strategy, coding standards, and established organizational policies and procedures.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.

  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable and robust applications

  • Independently analyze, implement, test, document and maintain new and current software applications in support of achieving the business goals.

  • Create estimates, assist with planning resources and tasks, and tracking team progress throughout the software development life cycle.

  • Participate in software architectural discussions, influencing decisions, and collaborating with peers to maintain consistency across the organization.

  • Lead or assist in technical initiatives working with multiple groups

  • Lead by example, act as a role model, coach, mentor and provide continuous feedback to other team members

  • Establish and enforce development best practices

  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team

  • Lead, evaluate, and provide technical and architectural guidance to team members.

  • Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others

  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned


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Section 3: Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • 5-15+ years of experience developing software & systems for medium to large business environments

  • At least 8+ year's hands-on experience with the C# programming language on the Microsoft technology stack

  • Strong technical leadership skills able to lead and participate in design discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences and document business solutions with diagrams

  • Strong background and experience with object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms using design principles (patterns, cohesion/coupling, S.O.L.I.D.)

  • Strong experience with multi-threaded applications and memory management

  • Experience writing clean and maintainable code using engineering best practices (unit testing, TDD, continuous integration and deployment, automation, design patterns, refactoring etc.)

  • Experience and worked with Services Oriented Architecture and RESTful services development and working knowledge of microservices

  • Strong experience working with other developers, test engineers, DevOps and support engineers to ensure smooth deployment, continual operation

  • Good understanding of web technologies (HTTP, Apache, HTTP Proxies)

  • Experience mentoring and coaching developers

  • Experience with Agile engineering practices

  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)

  • Experience working with legacy code

  • Agent of change to drive architecture around RESTful services

At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity-housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.

As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.

Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws ("Protected Status").