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My Name is Tim Farkas and I am a recruiter with XCEL Solutions Corp. I am looking for a Software Engineer with strong Java/J2EE skills for our direct client. The position is located southwest of Pittsburgh. It is a full time position and you could start immediately. The position description is below for your review.

Software Engineer

Position Summary:
The Software Engineer�s role is to design, execute, assess, and troubleshoot software programs and applications. This includes configuring, coding, developing, testing and documenting software specifications throughout the project life cycle. The Software Engineer will also oversee system startups in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide support to other technical teams where required.

Major Responsibilities
� Collaborate with Database Team Members, Project Managers and User Interface Developers in the development and initiation of new software programs and applications.
� Research, document, and implement program requirements and specifications.
� Consistently write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications.
� Oversee the quality assurance of program logic, data processing, and error resolution.
� Run and monitor performance tests on new and existing software for the purposes of correcting mistakes, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.
� Administer diagnostic analysis of test results and deliver solutions to critical areas.
� Develop an awareness of programming and design alternatives.
� Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application development best practices.
� Gather statistics and prepare and write reports on the status of the programming process for discussion with management and/or team members.
� Determine, develop, and maintain user manuals and guidelines.
� Install software products for end users as required.
� Liaise with network administrators, database developers, programmers, and other software engineers to resolve any defects in products or company systems.
� Take an active role in cross-departmental projects when needed.
� Direct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and application development methodology standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
� Interact regularly with managers, clients, vendors, and agencies to field queries and questions.
� Train, manage and provide guidance to junior software development staff as required.

� Four-year college diploma or university degree in software engineering or computer science, and/or 5-10 years equivalent work experience
� Certifications in J2EE preferred.
� Technically fluent in programming languages, with emphasis on Java and familiarity with other languages like C++, and Perl.
� Experience in object oriented development tools and methodologies.
� Experience with application deployment in �n-tier� Production environments.
� Proven database and operating systems experience with Oracle and Solaris.
� Competent and proficient understanding of platforms such as BEA WebLogic Server.
� Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies.
� Hands-on software troubleshooting experience.
� Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
� Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
� Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
� Adept at conducting research into software-related issues and products.
� Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
� Strong written and oral communication skills.
� Strong interpersonal skills.
� Customer service skills an asset.
� Highly logical.
� Highly self motivated and directed.
� Keen attention to detail.
� Overtime hours may be required to meet project deadlines.
� Sitting for extended periods of time.
� Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects.
� Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
� Some travel may be required for the purpose of training, off-site software installation and system startups.
[ November 13, 2006: Message edited by: Tim Farkas ]
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