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Software Engineer Senior in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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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.


Software Engineer, Senior


What will I be doing?

The Software Engineer Senior is responsible for the design, implementation, and testing phases of the software development life cycle.


In this position, you will also..

• Implements software for specifications of high complexity for limited scale systems, or medium to high complexity for large-scale systems.

• Manually tests and unit tests all assigned applications.

• Participates as a team member on various engineering projects, and may lead small projects.

• Implements design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization through analysis of designs and problem-solving techniques.

• Responds to direct or indirect customer inquiries regarding function and design and attends customer meetings.

• Suggests alternative methodologies or techniques to achieving desired results.

• Maintains understanding of products, manufacturing processes, and product applications. Local expert in assigned project.

• Writes application technical documentation.

• Reviews and revises new procedures as needed for the continuing development of high quality systems.

• Supports assigned ProQuest 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.


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 write functional / detailed design specifications based on user or system requirements.

• Ability to work with standard office tools.

• 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 your work, please consider joining our talented team!!




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