IT Software Engineer I
Crown Castle USA - Canonsburg, PA

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Position Summary

The Software Engineer’s role is to design, execute, assess, and troubleshoot software programs and applications. This includes configuring, coding, developing, testing and documenting software specifications throughout the project life cycle. The Software Engineer will also oversee system startups in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide support to other technical teams where required.

Essential Job Functions

Collaborate with Database Team Members, Project Managers, QA Analysts, Business Users and User Interface Developers in the development and initiation of new software programs and applications.

Research, document, and implement program requirements and specifications.

Consistently write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications.

Perform within existing standards and architectures and work with architect to extend / modify architecture where appropriate.

Oversee the quality assurance of program logic, data processing, and error resolution.

Run and monitor performance/integration/unit tests on new and existing software for the purposes of correcting mistakes, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.

Perform diagnostic analysis of test results and deliver solutions to critical areas.

Develop an awareness of programming and design alternatives.

Create and maintain documentation related to software programs and applications.

Participate in software/hardware upgrades.

Liaise with network administrators, database developers, programmers, and other software engineers to resolve any defects in products or company systems.

Take a role in cross-departmental projects when needed.

Participate in research on emerging application development software products, languages, and application development methodology standards in support of procurement and development efforts.

Interact with managers, clients, vendors, and agencies to field queries and questions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Certifications in J2EE/Java EE preferred

Experience/Minimum Requirements

Two (2) years work experience in a related field, three (3) years experience preferred

Other Skills/Abilities

Technically fluent in programming languages, with emphasis on Java.

Experience with web-based UI components, such as JSP/ASP, Javascript, ajax, struts, Flex

Basic understanding of JPA and Spring

Basic understanding of Unix and Windows Utilities

Basic knowledge in object oriented development tools and methodologies

Be able to interpret a stack trace and create log entries in code

Basic knowledge with application deployment in “n-tier” Production environments

Beginner database and operating systems experience with Oracle and Solaris

Experience with agile development

Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies

Hands-on software troubleshooting experience

Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential

Ability to effectively execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

Adept at conducting research into software-related issues and products

Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Customer service skills an asset

Highly logical

Highly self motivated and directed

Keen attention to detail

Organizational Relationship

Reports to: IT Project Manager

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A

Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Some travel may be required.

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The Foundation for a Wireless World. Founded in 1994, Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep...