Software Architect / Lead Developer
Vertical Systems - Eden Prairie, MN

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Vertical Systems is an independent software development company that provides outsourced custom software development and software solutions to clients in the Manufacturing/Distribution and Healthcare industries. Vertical Systems has been in business since 1982 and has a strong history of delivering innovative mobile and enterprise class business-to-business software solutions. Our team works on exciting and challenging projects in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual that will be involved in the full range of activities and responsibilities within the software development lifecycle from concept to implementation support.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Technical sales support – Assist the practice lead and business development staff in a technical capacity to secure new clients and additional work from existing clients.
  • Requirements definition – As many projects lack sufficient project requirements. Work with clients to identify and document requirements in sufficient detail to support a proper scope and specification.
  • Project scope – Work collaboratively with clients and internal development team to identify and document a solution to meet the project requirements and fits within the project budget.
  • Software architect – Design the overall software technical architecture for all aspects of the software solution and integration with required hardware components. Multi-tier applications often include database, server/services, PC UI, web UI, mobile UI, barcode, RFID, and other technologies.
  • Prototype development – Identify and document project risks, and where appropriate, conduct prototypes to reduce development scope and cost risk.
  • Software development - Develop state-of-the-art multiple tier applications including server, web, PC, and mobile applications (ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, SQL Server, Web Services, HTML5, .NET Compact Framework)
  • Perform unit and system testing on all software developed including integrated components
  • Implement solutions within client environments (usually through Remote Access)
  • Primary responsibility for project completion (time and budget)
  • Weekly progress reporting of active projects directly with Client point of contact and internal
  • Support implemented applications, primarily during business hours


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field experience required
  • 5 or more years of experience in Microsoft .Net technologies (ASP, VB and/or C#)
  • 5 or more years of experience with relational databases (SQL)
  • Strong skills in Object Oriented design and development
  • Ability to think logically, communicate clearly, and be well organized
  • Ability to work individually as well as in a team environment


  • Experience with any of the following technologies: iPhone, iPad, Android, HTML5, IIS, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Objective C, Java, Javascript, XML, Industrial Automation

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