Associate Software Developer

at Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

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Our business continues to grow! If you are interested in working as a developer on small project teams and enjoy interacting with the project team and the customer, now is your chance to join our team as we grow. The LRS® Retirement Solutions Group is seeking an associate software developer in Springfield, Illinois for our Implementations Team. LRS Retirement Solutions is a group within Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS), a global information technology company.

LRS Retirement Solutions has been the leading provider of defined benefit pension administration software and services since 1987. The current version of PensionGold is a browser-based, service-oriented solution developed using Microsoft .Net 4.0 and SQL Server.

You will be part of a team that implements customized solutions related to pension administration using our PensionGold software. Associate Software Developers in this position work on small project teams to implement PensionGold software for our customers. In this position you will be involved in analysis, design, development, testing, and troubleshooting. You will develop solutions using our proprietary visual development tools, Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and other web development technologies. You will also work with other people in technical, business and management areas, including new and existing customers, to fulfill business requirements and successfully implement our software.

This position is based in our Springfield, IL headquarters location. Each of our LRS offices, we have a casual dress environment that our employees enjoy, and we offer a hybrid, two days a week work from home option as well! You might expect to travel during the work week up to 20 percent of the time during an implementation project, all within the United States. Travel for our employees is often accommodated using one of our company’s corporate jets and travel time is paid.

Your compensation will consist of a base salary, plus you are eligible for paid overtime.

Core Responsibilities:

+ Design: Create detailed design documentation that implements business and technical requirements.

+ Application Development: Develop and implement quality and error-free solutions that meet specifications – user interfaces, validations, business processes, jobs, reports, etc.

+ SQL Development: Create and maintain queries and stored procedures required for application development and data processing.

+ Database Development: Design and develop efficient database objects within our application for data storage and access.

Performance Objectives:

+ Within the first 30 days you will learn, at a high level, the PensionGold system functionality. You will verbally demonstrate this understanding to your manager and other LRS Retirement Solutions employees.

+ Within the first 30 days you will be able to read and utilize change request documents, problem incident reports and action items.

+ Within the first 60 days you will have developed an understanding of the existing business process modeler tools and the associated parameters and properties used within them.

+ Within the first 90 days you will be able to create and modify simple business application processes using the business process modeler tools.

+ Within your first 90 days you will demonstrate an understanding of our product’s technical architecture, development tools and methodologies.

+ Within your first 6 months you will demonstrate value by effectively participating in application development efforts on implementation projects.

Applicant Requirements:

+ You must have permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer.

+ You must have at least 1 year of object-oriented programming experience. Specific experience with Visual Studio, ASP.Net MVC, C#, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript will make you a stronger candidate. Or have completed an internship in software development.

+ You must have at least 1 year of experience with relational databases; including SQL query and stored procedure development.

+ You must have effective interpersonal skills and be able to communicate your ideas to the team and upper management.

+ You must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment and multitask effectively.

Success Keys:

Your success will be measured on your ability to effectively implement PensionGold software for new and existing customers after a reasonable period of training. You must acquire an understanding of PensionGold’s architecture, use of our development tools, as well as the business usage of PensionGold products as it relates to the underlying data.

If you are self-motivated, flexible, persistent, and pay attention to detail, then you have many of the critical traits needed for a person to be successful in this position. The ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize work to maintain productivity as well as good troubleshooting and creative problem-solving skills are essential.

Organization Structure and Interfaces:

The LRS Retirement Solutions group has approximately 90 employees. It is managed by the Vice President. Directors over Implementations, Product Support and Product Development along with Sales report to the Vice President, and there are Team Leads that report to the Directors or to their manager.

You will be a member of the Implementations team and report directly to a manager. You will interact with members of your team, other LRS Retirement Solutions employees along with customers.

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LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.

Salary range – $50 – 60k. This salary range represents the low and high end for this position. The salary will vary depending on factors including but limited to experience and performance. The range listed is just one component of LRS’ total compensation package for employees.
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Job Posting: JC241282937

Posted On: Jun 02, 2023

Updated On: Jun 21, 2023

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