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Software Engineer

Software Engineer
United States-Pennsylvania-Reading
Position Summary:
Software Engineers are responsible for designing, developing, and
implementing complex software systems. A Software Engineer may be
considered as the technical expert on a development team, and they use
their expertise to help design applications and assist in technology
research and recommendations as it pertains to their specific user
department. They assist with the architectural design of the
application, and support the Enterprise Architecture team in
formulating standards and best practices for designing and coding
applications. Software Engineers may be part of the team that
evaluates and researches third-party software solutions, and
recommends vendor software customization and deployment or in-house
design and development to address client group needs. Software
Engineers are required to be part of small to medium sized cross
functional teams and are expected to demonstrate a consultative
approach in working with process owners and IT teams to understand
business requirements and translate them into technical solutions. A
software engineer is expected to assist their specific development
team in the creation of technical specifications, development best
practices by conducting code reviews, functional and load based test
plans. Software engineers are expected to deliver technical training
sessions on technologies/methodologies to their respective development
teams. Software Engineers are expected to have detailed technical
knowledge of at least 1-2 mission critical business applications and
are called upon during system issues.
Major Responsibilities:
Responsible for designing, developing, and implementing complex
software systems
Assist in the architectural design of applications for supported
user departments.
Assist and in some cases lead technical sessions at the departmental
level and play a major role in mentoring junior developers
Work with Senior Engineers and cross functional teams to analyze
system and application issues for the supported applications.
Must be fully fluent in multiple programming languages.
Should have the ability to break large systems/programs into logical
Identify opportunities to keep current on emerging technologies and
their innovative usage as it pertains to departmental goals.
Ensure development standards are followed for supported user
applications. Suggest improvements, additions to standards.
Be a part of the team that conducts new-hire interviews.
Project Management:
Lead project scope development and options analysis and recommend
technical solutions to meet customer needs (third party or in-house).
Responsible for the creation of project plans, timelines,
milestones, goals and ownership
Must complete and implement projects on time, and ensure all
assigned tasks and projects are executed to department quality
Plan, execute and report on the status of small to medium complex
Recognized as a technical lead for onshore and offshore teams on
small and mid-sized projects.
Other projects as assigned by the manager
Customer Experience:
Work closely with mid to senior level management and project team
during scope development and option analysis phase.
Lead the technical aspects of the projects and/or solutions to meet
client group expectations.
Translate business requirements into technical/system requirements
Execute technical solutions to department quality standards.
Involved in research and analysis of third party software solutions,
and must be able to make a recommendation to use third party software
or develop solution in-house
Identify future opportunities for application enhancement and value
Know how to break technical solutions into logical units, and have
the ability to use models to show applications or program flow.
People/Resource Management:
Works closely with senior developers/designers to support
development efforts
Involved in mentoring junior level associates.
Responsible to assess task quality and provide ongoing feedback to
project members.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor s degree required, advanced degrees preferred
Green Belt preferred
7-9 years of functional and technical experience.
2-3 years of project management experience (including large scale
projects, and managing multiple projects at one time).
Knowledge and Technical Skill Requirements:
Understand application development life cycles/methodologies
Understand systems development life cycle thoroughly, and ability to
produce all required deliverables
Understand database administration and data processing concepts.
Thoroughly understand computer systems and underlying platforms and
Demonstrate ability to independently write system specifications for
complex applications
7 plus years of experience in Java/J2EE/JavaScript, Spring MVC, SOA,
Restful Web Services, DB2, SQL, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Angular, Mybatis
Must be proficient in SQL & Query Optimization
Soft Skills Requirements:
Written and oral interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Critical thinking & problem solving
Ability to provide coaching/mentoring to junior level associates
Lead cross-functional teams for small and mid-size projects
Ability to resolve conflict within a work group
Customer focus
Ability to work independently or on a team
Time management and prioritization
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of
the job
Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work
at the specific location required, complete Penske employment
application, submit to a background investigation (to include past
employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are
Physical Requirements:
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or
in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and
remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be
required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required
to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and
arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up
to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability
to adjust focus.
Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading,
Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske
Automotive Group, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global
transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 260,000
vehicles, employs more than 29,000 people, and serves customers from
more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe,
Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing,
contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used
truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply
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