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Primary Location: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States Full time R1265215

Job description

Job Description Summary
Provides subject matter expertise and a high level of internal consulting support on the analysis, design, programming, debugging, and modification of applications as well as server maintenance. Primary responsibility for Linux OS and Oracle database upgrades. Experience with Windows OS and SQL Server is a plus. 7+ years of professional experience with ability to understand existing code and use new tools and technologies to upgrade it to newer versions. Candidate should be able to analyze proposed changes and determine proper course of action.

Principle Accountabilities
  • Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, modifies, and maintains software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs.
  • Interacts with stakeholders, including Product Owners, Production, Support, etc. to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications.
  • Assists in the preparation of costs analyses and justifications of software enhancements and/or new products.
  • Provides input into system configuration and architecture, working closely with the CIO and Development teams
  • Tracks and defines work within JIRA.
  • Monitors effective hardware utilization, reviews system logic for optimum throughput.
  • Using current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications.
  • Prepares feasibility studies to evaluate requirements for server and software upgrades.
  • Creates implementation and validation plans in support of changes to the application
  • Project planning, and estimation of developer tasks

Minimum Education, Experience, & Specialized Knowledge Required:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related discipline, or knowledge acquired through equivalent experience, and a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in systems and software development.
  • 7+ years of experience in Unix (HP-US or AIX) and Linux administration.
  • Should be able to program new shell scripts, modify existing shell scripts.
  • Strong Oracle SQL skills, stored procedures, database concepts & PL/SQL
  • Experience with Windows Server OS, .NET applications and SQL Server.

Good to have skills:
  • Azure
  • Abinitio
  • ESP (Cybermation)

Key capabilities:
  • Willingness to work in off hours as needed by project demands
  • Ability to work with offshore counterparts
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to train/present complex technical concepts.
  • Willing to learn new tools and technologies

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