Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Nerdery - United States

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The Nerdery is looking for a talented .NET developer skilled in many aspects of web development. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, always learning and willing to expand their horizons. While they may be a Microsoft evangelist, they are able to recognize when a different solution might be appropriate. They recognize that technologies and platforms trend and are able to adapt and pick up new and different technologies quickly. Candidates will be expected to code in C# using various Microsoft platform technologies, including ASP.NET WebForms, MVC, and others. They will also update and maintain HTML/CSS/JavaScript when called upon. Most importantly though, they embrace The Nerdery’s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experience with our 200+ developer team through collaboration, group work and peer review. Conversely, they would be ready to humbly absorb new knowledge from the collective brain power of our amazing team.

  • Strong understanding of C#, application architecture and object-oriented design
  • Strong understanding of .NET 4.0 and the Microsoft technology platform
  • Strong understanding of ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web Forms development
  • Strong understanding of SQL Server and at least one ORM (e.g. Entity Framework, LINQ to SQL)
  • Solid foundation of Javascript and a major Javascript framework (e.g., jQuery, Prototype)
  • Solid foundation of semantic HTML and CSS
  • Solid foundation of .NET Webservices (ASP.NET Web Services, WCF)
  • Experience creating technical, system and user story documentation
  • Experience leading a team of developers and delegating tasks
  • Experience conducting code reviews
  • Experience creating estimates, defining project timeline and organizing tasks into milestones
  • Experience with client communication, such as requirements gathering, and technical consulting
  • Experience defining project systems architecture (server configuration, hosting specification, etc.)
  • Experience defining project data architecture (database schema, caching, etc.)
  • Experience defining project software architecture (framework usage, code organization standards, project-specific best practices and techniques, etc.)
  • Experience with identifying and solving performance problems in web applications
  • Knowledge and advocate of best practices (standard naming conventions, architecture)
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or 4 years web development experience
  • Experience conducting developer and/or client training or mentoring
  • Experience ensuring project quality by using automated testing (unit/functional tests), defining testing procedures, and coordinating with QA Engineers
  • Experience defining and architecting version control systems and procedures
  • Experience with XAML
  • Experience with Windows Phone 7 or .NET CF
  • Experience with TDD, BDD, DI, Moq, CMSes, API, or other TLAs
  • Experience with Azure, AWS, or Rackspace Cloud
  • Experience using NuGet and familiar with solid community libraries built on .NET
  • Experience with Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++ or F#
  • Experience with PHP, Ruby, Java, Objective-C or any other non-Microsoft platform language
Nerdery Assessment Test Applicants who progress beyond the first interview will be given a NAT Nerdery Assessment Test | noun Acing the NAT is hard work – because it’s real work. This is a test, this is only a test – but this assignment is the shape of things to come, if you’re hired. The NAT is every bit as important as what’s on your resume. tailored to their discipline. Applicants spend upwards to 10 hours on their NAT. Ace your NAT and you’ll get our attention.

Relocation Reimbursement This position qualifies for relocation reimbursement.

Nerd Perks
  • Developer-oriented workplace; work on a variety of compelling, challenging projects surrounded by nerdy supergeniuses
  • Created by nerds, for nerds; 85% of staff has development background, including senior management
  • Casual dress
  • Free breakfast, food trucks and convenient lunch ordering/delivery
  • Team environment, collaborative learning environment, transparent communications
  • Flexible 40-hour work week
  • Benefits package including a 401k, unlimited sick days
  • On-site Yoga classes, massage service
  • Dog-friendly, including monthly dog grooming
  • Chess, Anime, daily hackysack; home of 20+ extracurricular clubs and room for the one you want to create
  • Opportunity to advance career at growing company always looking for emerging leaders
About The Nerdery The Nerdery is a developer-driven interactive production shop that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their interactive projects, including websites, social media and mobile apps. In 2010 and 2011, The Nerdery ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work list published by Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal. With offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, The Nerdery has a staff of hundreds and was founded in 2003 by three programming pioneers. The Nerdery was honored in 2010 with The Quality of Life Award and The Jefferson Award for its record of corporate philanthropy through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, at which volunteers have donated nearly two million dollars worth of web development services to 66 nonprofit organizations. In addition to Biz Journal’s Fast 50 list, The Nerdery has made the Inc 5000 list of fast-growing privately owned companies for four consecutive years.

The Nerdery is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity and to prohibit discrimination and harassment for everyone regardless of age, color, race, creed, gender, national origin or ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, status with regard to public assistance, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.