Software Engineer
Liazon - Buffalo, NY

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Position Description: The Software Engineer will assist in the development and maintenance of ongoing releases of Liazon's award-winning “Bright Choices” web portal and other customer-facing web-based products including applications targeted for mobile devices in addition to traditional software applications. The range and scope of this position will be technical design, programming, testing and deployment of web-based and traditional applications and services.

Responsibilities Include:
Assists in the development and maintenance of ongoing releases of Liazon's award-winning “Bright Choices” web portal and other customer-facing web-based products including applications targeted for mobile devices in addition to traditional software applications.
The range and scope of this position will be technical design, programming, testing and deployment of web-based and traditional applications and services.

Qualifications:
The following is a list of technologies, experience, skills and other items which are required for this position:
Experience in web development and maintenance
A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or related field; alternatively, an Associate's Degree in those disciplines plus two years of work experience in web development roles or no degree with at least four years work experience
Experience using C#, Visual Basic, or ASP.NET (Preferably ASP.NET 4.0)
Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and XML
Experience with one or more Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
(Preferably Visual Studio 2008/2010)
Knowledge of Model-View-Controller (MVC) design patterns (preferably ASP .NET MVC framework)
Knowledge of ORM (Object Relational Mapping) software (preferably ADO.NET Entity Framework or LINQ)
Understanding of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques
Ability to read Entity-Relationship (E-R) diagrams and other UML diagrams
Relational database design experience
Experience with implementing application front-end design, following approved design themes and standards
Experience using Microsoft Office productivity tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment
Excellent communication and documentation skills
Authorized to work in the US
The following list represents additional items which are not required but which will be considered preferred from the standpoint of selecting the most-qualified applicant for this specific role:
Experience using source control software in a team environment (Preferably Team Foundation Server)
Web Services experience, especially WCF or Web API
SQL Server experience along with T-SQL
Experience with unit testing software (e.g. NUnit)
Familiarity/experience with Visio (for wireframes)
Understanding of healthcare insurance and/or wealth-building devices such as 401(k) plans or Individual Retirement Accounts

Company Description:
Founded in 2007, Liazon Corporation operates the market-leading private benefits exchange for businesses across the U.S. Its flagship product, the Bright Choices® Exchange, is an online benefits store that is changing the way employers and employees buy benefits. Bright Choices helps employers save money on their health care costs by setting predictable budgets while guiding employees to purchase better coverage of health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits.
In six years, Liazon has grown to over 80 employees and now serves more than 2,000 customers, ranging in size from micro-employers to companies with over 2,500 employees. Company offices are in New York City & Buffalo, New York.
The management team includes industry experts and pioneers from McKinsey and Company, CIGNA, Prudential, Online Benefits, Iron Mountain, and Watson Wyatt.
The company is backed by leading investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Capital Partners, Ingleside Investors, and Rand Capital, SBIC.
Company Website: www.Liazon.com

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

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