Software Engineer Principal in Englewood, CO at WOW!

Date Posted: 7/16/2018

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Job Description


This individual will provide architecture, design, development and test support for new software projects as well as responsibility for general maintenance and troubleshooting activities for solutions implemented in the production environment. The position will play a leadership role in helping adopt new technologies, and develop new platform built on various technologies including but not limited to a variety of AWS Cloud Services, Node.js, MS.Net, MSSQL, Oracle and other Open Source RDMS such as Postgres, Aurora or MySQL up in the cloud. This role entails working with a dedicated team of developers, along with both internal partners (Scrum masters, Architects, Agile members) and external partners or vendors. This individual will have hands on involvement in design, development and testing of new software projects in an Agile and DevOps model, as well as responsibility around Continuous Improvements for Application Development production systems and interfaces. They must have strong relational skills and be able to effectively communicate technical and non-technical ideas, written and verbal, to individuals and large groups.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Help define and articulate the platform architecture required to support business initiatives and product strategy.

  • Help define enterprise wide technology standards to promote creation of flexible customer oriented solutions and help technical teams evolve solutions towards enterprise standards.

  • Evaluate new technologies from simple research through setting up and running an effective proof-of-concept, to determine if and when they should be incorporated into the business.

  • Work with Enterprise Architects in defining the product vision.

  • Establish realistic timeline estimates while ensuring projects remain on target to meet deadlines.

  • Help developers resolve technical problems as well as work with department heads to solve business related issues.

  • Perform standard software development tasks associated with the design and development of new applications or maintenance of existing applications using Microsoft .NET Core, .NET and C# as well as new implementations of AWS Cloud.

  • Perform system database design as well as modifications necessary to correct database defects.

  • Builds automated test (ie. Unit, Integration, Performance, Load, among others) and performs validation of functionality within and between applications.

  • Participate in application documentation (ie. Specifications, Design, Diagrams, Catalog, among others) to easily disseminate knowledge and support purposes.

  • Communicate with department management, Scrum masters, team members and business groups on issues and the status of work planned and completed.

  • Participate in selection of tools, technology platforms & technical evaluation of 3rd party vendor products.

  • Provide recommendations for improving processes and procedures, and may function as an escalation point and/or training resource for the other developers.

  • Ensure applications meet design specifications, adhere to standard coding practices and function per the requirements specification.

  • Provide guidance to others by reviewing work and providing recommendations for design, coding or testing approach, which could include conducting or participating in code walkthroughs or other methods to ensure code quality.

  • Maintain availability for after-hours production support on an as-needed basis.

  • May manage development resources or act in a team lead capacity and execute on multiple projects simultaneously with distributed teams.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proven leadership and architecture experience building and managing highly available, critical and transactional data environments, systems architectures and technologies.

  • Proven experience building and managing highly available, critical systems and services.

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience working through design, development, release, support and improvements cycle.

  • Must be comfortable in rapidly changing and sometimes ambiguous work situations. Keen attention to detail and complex problem solving abilities from an operational and technical perspective. Ability to work independently and engage manager as needed.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Firm understanding of application development methodologies and object oriented principles.

  • Must be able to manage changes to requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools.

  • Ability to participate in peer reviews and inspections of requirements documents.

  • Strong leadership, project management, time management and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to get things done.

  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent certification or experience.

  • 12+ years of application development and integration experience using .NET technologies (Rest API, WCF, Web Services, C#.NET, ASP.NET).

  • 8+ years of experience in web based front end development (JavaScript -- Node.js, Angular, React, JQuery, HTML5, Bootstrap/CSS)

  • Experience with Microsoft .NET Framework (4.x), .NET Core and Visual Studio 2015.

  • Proficiency with Unit Testing, Test Driven Development and Continuous Delivery

  • Experience with RDBMS like SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres.

  • Experience with Cloud Solutions and Services Development (Preferred AWS)

  • HSD/Telecom/Cable industry knowledge a plus.

Computer Skills:

Fundamental knowledge of standard desktop business applications and tools.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • regularly required to talk and hear

  • required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork

  • required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder

  • required to use close vision and be able to focus

  • some travel may be required

WOW! is an equal oportunity employer.


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