Senior Software Engineer

  • ProQuest
  • Remote
  • Jun 10, 2021
Full time Engineering

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.

Senior Software Engineer

What will I be doing?

As a Senior Software Engineer at ProQuest, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and testing phases of the software development life cycle. As a Sr. Software Engineer on the Dissertations and Thesis development team, you will be involved in the development and maintenance of Java-based web services that are used to create these products.

In this position, you will also…
• Implement software for specifications of high complexity for limited scale systems, or medium to high complexity for large-scale systems.
• Manually test and build unit tests for all assigned applications.
• 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 through analysis of designs and problem-solving techniques.
• Respond to direct or indirect customer inquiries regarding function and design and attends customer meetings.
• Suggest alternative methodologies or techniques to achieving desired results.
• Maintain an understanding of products, manufacturing processes, and product applications. Local expert in assigned project.
• Write application technical documentation.
• Review and revise new procedures as needed for the continuing development of high-quality systems.
• Provide technical training to other team members.
• Participate in the creation, implementation, and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and work instructions.
• Maintain knowledge of technical advances and evaluates new hardware/software for company use.

Qualified Candidates must have…
• Bachelors’ degree or higher in the 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.
• Strong Java software development skills which include coding, testing and debugging in an agile environment.
• 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

Reasons you should apply….
• If you enjoy working with Java software
• If you enjoy interesting technical challenges
• If you enjoy being exposed to many different technologies

This job may not be a fit if……
• You prefer front-end development; this would not be the job for you!
• You do not have AWS experience
• You do not have XML experience

Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…
• Previous experience writing and reviewing User Stories
• Experience with large-scale web systems in a 24x7 production environment
• Working knowledge using SQL databases
• REST interface experience
• Experience using technologies such as AWS, Git, Apache and Tomcat

At ProQuest, we embrace the power of our people and value our differences — in thought, style, sexual orientation, gender identity, culture, ethnicity, and experience — recognizing that our diversity makes us a stronger company. Encouraging a diverse, inclusive workplace gives us the business advantage of understanding and meeting the needs of our diverse customers, clients, and communities.

More to love about becoming a PQ employee!
• Forbes Ranks ProQuest among 2018 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers
• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning
• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative
• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals

Other important information about this position:
• This position is a remote opportunity or can be based at our Ann Arbor, Michigan office.
• This position requires weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance with some scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.
• Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.


At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you’re a talented professional in search of a career opportunity within a Global Organization, please consider joining our talented team!!

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Link for Forbes Best Mid-Size Employers: https://www.proquest.com/about/news/2018/Forbes-Ranks-ProQuest-Among-Americas-Best-Mid-Size-Employers.html

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