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Software Engineer Senior in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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Job Description

ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. 
ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market. 
Sr. Software Engineer
What will I be doing?

As a Senior Software Engineer here at ProQuest, you will help to support ongoing development projects, building out functionality and addressing bugs with the current software. With a focus on new feature development and enhancement, you will work to analyze and prioritize future work, evaluate new builds, explore new technologies and scope out projects. 

This team of experienced engineers supports our Books platform, an online marketplace that allows custom workflows for libraries around the world. The technology stack for this team will include Java, REST Based Services, SQL, and Unix/Linux. 
In this position, you will also...

• Participate as a team member on various engineering projects, and may lead small projects.
• Implement design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization
• Respond customer inquiries regarding function and design and attends customer meetings.
• Suggest alternative methodologies or techniques to achieving desired results.
• Reviews and revises new procedures as needed for the continuing development of high quality systems.
• Provides technical training to other team members.
• Participates in the creation, implementation and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and work instructions.
• Maintains knowledge of technical advances and evaluates new hardware / software for company use.

Excellent Reasons you should apply...
1. You will have the opportunity to take ownership and make immediate and meaningful contributions. 
2. This is a collaborative environment with the opportunity to work cross-functionally to solve problems.
3. You’re naturally curious and you want to work in an environment where it’s okay to ask, “Why”
This job may not be a fit if...
1. You prefer to be given a list of tasks that you can work through and accomplish
2. You enjoy knowing exactly what your day has in-store for you
Qualified Candidates must have…
• Bachelors’ degree or higher in related field, such as Computer Engineering or Computer Science, plus at least 6 years of software development experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to learn and master standard programming languages.
• Ability to understand and programmatically manipulate XML.
• Ability to work with source control systems.
• Ability to work with design tools (e.g. Visio).
• Ability to work in an agile environment.

Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…
• REST (or SOAP) interface experience.

More to love about becoming a PQ employee!
• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning
• We hold fun on-site events
• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative
• We have a relaxed dress code… yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)
• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals
At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in engineering and creating amazing software in a collaborative environment, please consider joining our talented team!!


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