Principal Applications Engineer

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San Francisco, CA
$140,000 - $160,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Oct 21, 2018
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Design, estimate, document and deliver technology solutions while effectively working across team boundaries.Build prototypes and convince businesses and senior IT staff of the benefits of new technologies and solutions.Demonstrate ability to identify, define, create, and apply new architectural design patterns and standards to extremely complex problems.Engage and complete work assignments which are often self-initiated
Lead architecture and design of high impact projects that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, and reliability.Performs business and technical requirements analysis and review.Produces technical design documents and software requirement specifications that are consistent with the architectural constraints and software development processes and standards.Proactively learns about and evaluates emerging technologies (reviewing technical journals, team sharing, mentors, vendors, peer groups, special training)Must be able to perform under tight time frames and execute problem solving skills
Understands and leverages best practices of technical/insurance industry
Develops appropriate metrics to measure total system performance
Applies an understanding of the key vulnerabilities related to data transfer between intern/external system to maximize data security and integrity

7+ years of object-oriented development7+ years XML, XSL, Schema7+ years website development7+ years web service development
Solid understanding and application of web services, SOAs, AJAX
Solid design and build experience of reference implementations of components and interfaces with new technologies
Solid experience in designing for critical areas of security, performance, capacity and maintainability
Excellent design experience, including use of industry design patterns and best practices
Excellent understanding of software development lifecycle
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Quick learner undaunted by complex systems.Thrive in an environment of constant change.Solid experience with data modeling tools and concepts
Familiarity with non-Microsoft technologies (J2EE, UNIX/Linux, etc.) a plus

An undergraduate degree (BA/BS Computer Science) is required and a graduate degree is preferred. Equivalent experience can be substituted for the degree requirement.MCSD/MCSE preferred