Software Engineer – Application Systems

Carmax (


  Full Time   Employee

United States


Position Description

The Software Engineer will be responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and support of software solutions. The primary responsibilities of this position revolve around ensuring that application development efforts consistently meet CarMax&reg: business requirements, direction, and standards. Associates in this position must be experienced in advanced programming, design patterns, and databases. This position reports to a Team Manager or Manager.
Associate will be a key hands-on contributor in the software development life-cycle, performing analysis and design as well as influencing development teams to achieve project goals. Associate is a proven team player and highly qualified to identify development tasks across the application stack. Software Engineers have a passion for their craft and a passion for continued education.
The character of this position is one of hands-on development and the oversight of the technical tasks of others. This position functions as an expert in supporting an area of the business.

Position Requirements

• Engages and leads team through support issues quickly and efficiently
• Ability to participate in a 24×7 on-call rotation as scheduled, and the ability to perform after hours support as needed
• Able to lead support conference calls
• Passionate about support & ownership of all areas under their responsibility
• Can effectively categorize support problems and respond with the appropriate level of urgency
• Functions as the second level support in after-hours calls as the support expert for their platform of mastery
• Ability to mentor others in the business processes implemented in the team’s applications in order to provide resolution to support problems
• Able to effectively estimate the time it will take for themselves and others to perform tasks and are able to influence the team’s work to be completed within those timeframes
• Consistently delivers on established individual velocity and team goals
• Consistently shown the ability to mentor others in coding best practices and design patterns
• Stay abreast of new technical trends in related technologies
• Consistently mentor others in the production of all artifacts required of a SDLC
• Effectively estimate time required for related technical efforts for projects of all sizes and delivers multiple complete solutions as well as estimated and actual costs
• Functions as the second level support in after-hours calls as the support expert for their platform of mastery

Technical Expertise:
• Build, design, and analyze simultaneous applications of any size throughout their application environment
• Responsible for reviewing and mentoring the successful work of others in evaluating the business objectives, developing user requirements and generating technical specification for all applications within their application environment
• Ability to engage in a critical support situation and effectively, efficiently, and quickly drive to a successful resolution
• Proven experience leveraging existing software, development of reusable components, and elimination of redundancy in designs throughout their application environment
• Experience in multiple large projects in leading the definition, selection, and implementation of enterprise tools, technologies and processes
• Experience in reviewing and mentoring the successful work of others in evaluating the business objectives, developing user requirements and generating technical specifications
• Expert in data storage solutions, including data migration, scripting, and data security
• Builds, designs, and executes unit tests to ensure the ultimate level of excellence
• Ensures code of self and others is compliant with security standards
• Able to design and execute performance tests
• Expert in designing end-to-end systems, from the top to the bottom of the stack
• Expert in the design & deployment of complex SQL objects and relational databases design

Customer Interaction/Business Knowledge:
• Complete understanding of all the business processes implemented in the team’s applications and consistent ability to keep business objectives in focus
• Ability to understand and document business requirements as well as provide a proposal of the appropriate solution
• Complete understanding of the business processes supported by the application environment
• Ability to lead customer/project meeting(s) for highly complex project definitions, needs assessment and design review

• Able to influence the technical direction of others in order to successfully meet the business objectives of medium & large projects
• Drives technical consensus within the team
• Proven ability to mentor developers in best practices, procedures, and concepts
• Ability to develop and deliver technical training and business understanding for developers
• Ability to drive through obstacles and time constraints to successfully deliver a project to completion
• Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions through building consensus in both business and technical perspectives
• Ability to drive efficient resolution for system outages as well as performance and functional shortcomings
• Assists in the budgeting process authoring technical business value documents when needed
• Facilitates code review sessions and reviews best practices

Experience in the following required:
• Expert in Microsoft .NET (C#)
• SiteCore
• Microsoft Azure
• API designs (REST & SOAP)
• Expert in API Designs (REST & SOAP)
• Data Design and Database Administration
• Message Hubs / Service Bus
• SQL Performance and Tuning
• Accessibility Compliance
• Stateless/Session Design
• Web Server/IIS Configuration
• Expert in Security
• Sets Coding Standards
• Expert in Patterns/Best Practices
• Microsoft SQL Server Scripting and Data Models
• Extract Transform Load (ETL)
• Security and Data Protection
• Data Storage Solutions
• Reusable Code and Libraries
• Server Side Logic
• Database Schemas
• Data Migration and Scripting
• Authentication/Authorization
• Security Compliance
• Unit Testing

Experience in the following preferred:
• HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
• Endeca and other search technologies
• JavaScript Frameworks (ReactJS)
• W3C Standards
• Automated/Performance Testing
• Stateless/Sessions Design
• Distributed Servers
• Continuous Integration
• Web Server/IIS Configuration

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to consistently execute each essential duty & responsibility as well as consistently show proficiency with the following qualifications. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Demonstrated project management ability in leading medium to large sized project teams (often multiple projects simultaneously)
• Advanced knowledge of team software development concepts and techniques and the ability to communicate those concepts to junior team members including patterns in the areas of security, scalability, and usability
• Experience in creating and developing software and effectively communicating the rational behind the designs
• Proven experience with working effectively with multiple areas of the business community in order to gather requirements and translate those requirements into software designs
• Ability to interact with and direct the tasks of outside consultants in a professional manner while helping them drive to successful project completion
• Demonstrated ability to compare and contrast alternative approaches to meet objectives while assessing risk both quantitatively and qualitatively
• Possess strong organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated flexibility

Education and/or Experience:
Years of experience Typically 8+ years of full stack application development experience required
Education preference 4 year degree in IT related course of study
Computer skills Preferred experience in appropriate development
language (see Specialty section)
Certifications, etc. 2 Appropriate Certifications Preferred
RDBMS experience Typically 5+ years of database development experience (see Specialty section)

Language Skills:
• Influence and communicate effectively with business and IT associates
• Able to target communications to the appropriate audience (Post-mortems, SDLC artifacts, etc.)
• Ability to document findings and solutions that meet the business needs
• Ability to present alternative solutions to IT management and business users
• Possess effective presentation development and delivery skills including the ability to adjust presentations to match appropriate audience
• Exhibit good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to convey a professional and positive image in all situations

To apply for this job, contact:
Ashley Murr

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