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Senior Software Developer Job Description

Senior Software Developer job description

Senior Software Developers or Programmers develop and oversee the development of high-quality software programs that align with business strategies and user demands. They lead and direct the operational and technical projects and define the software requirements/specifications. Since it’s a senior position, the developers need to have more in-depth knowledge of their domain and possess more expertise. Senior developers should also have excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to solve problems and make quick decisions.
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Senior Software Developer Job Brief

We are hiring skilled software developers to produce, handle and implement functional software programs for multiple purposes. The selected candidate will design, test, and implement new and updated software solutions. The selected candidate will be a part of the overall development team and will work under the navigation of the team lead. He/She will help the team establish operational feasibility by analyzing the requirements and problem definition and then propose the solution, eventually helping in solution development.

Senior Software Developer Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in developing high-quality software designs, websites, and applications using efficient and clean coding.
  • Conduct viability studies for software systems and review them periodically.
  • Meet development managers to weigh up software projects.
  • Identify and execute tasks in the software development lifecycle.
  • Document technical knowledge base for new software programs.
  • Liaise with the internal and across teams and vendors to rectify and enhance software products.
  • Help the team automate tasks through relevant tools and scripting.
  • Train and help junior developers with software use.
  • Assign coding, testing, analytics, and debugging tasks to the junior developers.
  • Review and debug codes.
  • Review upgraded software systems and ensure the software is up-to-date with modern technologies.
  • Manage project tasks and timelines.
  • Document software development reports.
  • Perform validation and verification testing.
  • Ensure software is always up-to-date with modern technologies.
  • Perform verification and validation testing.
  • Review and debug codes of various programs.
  • Contribute to end-to-end solutions and integrations in the overall software architecture.
  • Ensure the security compliance of technical design and developments.
  • Identify opportunities and implement software solutions strategies to drive performance, reusability, reliability, and scalability.
  • Drive down technical debts and cost of operations/support with the latest cutting-edge technologies and newer development methods & strategies.

Senior Software Developer Requirements

  • 5-8 years of proven experience as a Software Developer/Programmer.
  • Proven experience in software development, scripting, and project management.
  • Previous experience in managing/mentoring Junior Developers is a plus.
  • Proven experience in using system monitoring tools like New Relic and automated testing frameworks.
  • Comprehensive understanding of programming languages like C++, Python, and the Java/J2EE platform.
  • Proven experience in Oracle PaaS adapters, like integration to Ariba, Box, Concur, Salesforce, Vertex, or Workday.
  • Understanding of smart project implementation methods.
  • Experience in using Oracle Security Console.
  • Proven Experience in estimating the efforts required to develop code.
  • Strong command of relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, and NoSQL databases like MongoDB.
  • Exposure to different operating systems like Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
  • Solution-first approach with an analytical mindset.
  • Ability to work autonomy with significantly less or no supervision.
  • Leadership and organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering.
  • A master’s degree in computer science or a related field is a plus.

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