Sr Software Engineer - Serengeti
Thomson Reuters - Chicago, IL

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Job Summary

Serengeti recognizes that a core factor to our ongoing success is to continue to search for the brightest software developers, those who are passionate about building great software, and who enjoy the challenges presented in doing so. We are currently seeking senior level candidates to fulfill the position of Senior Software Engineer. The position’s job responsibilities involve web application development using the Microsoft .NET Framework. The position offers the benefit of full-time telecommuting, and a friendly team that values collaboration, continuous learning, quality software, and an agile structure. If you are a person who enjoys building great software, are a self-motivated, self-disciplined individual with a strong work ethic, and one who relishes the challenge of building cutting-edge software and takes pride in his craft, then this job is a match for you.

Job Responsibilities

Develop enhancements to our flagship product Serengeti Tracker using C#, .NET, HTML, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS/Sass, WebAPI, WCF, SQL and other similar technologies. Write automated unit tests using NUnit, Moq and ReSharper. Participate in peer code reviews and mentoring of other software engineers. Work with Product Management and lead developer to translate feature requirements and specifications into detailed technical specifications, plan and estimates. Maintain expert level knowledge of various vertical areas of functionality and technology within the platform. Contribute ideas and enhancements to the product’s frameworks and tools such as our web framework, ORM, unit testing framework, and administrative tools. Leadership roles in one or more areas such as performance, security, builds, and framework technologies such as AJAX or ORM, etc. Attend periodic developer meetings in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

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Required Qualifications

BS in Computer Science or related is required. 4 years of development experience. Competence in object-oriented design and development using C# Knowledge of web languages including HTML and JavaScript Knowledge of relational database design concepts and SQL Desired Qualifications

Programming experience with Microsoft’s .NET framework DBMS experience, such as MS SQL Server (preferred), Oracle, or other Experience with NUnit, AJAX, XML, WCF or WebAPI Web Services, TFS Familiarity with the following: data structures, code optimization, code re-factoring, design patterns, multi-tiered architectures, database and query optimization, stateless server farm architecture, object relational mappers, data conversion, software security, report development, and automated unit testing. Must Have Personal Characteristics

Excellent oral and written communication skills. A strong interest and passion for designing and developing great software. A quick, independent and self-motivated learner. A strong sense of responsibility, personal self-discipline, and ability to work independently. Excellent work ethic and positive attitude. Excellent and creative problem solving skills. Ability to manage time and tasks with little supervision.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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