Software Developer Consultant

Volkswagen Group Of America Libertyville , IL 60092

Posted 4 months ago

Position Summary

The Software Developer Consultant is a senior level programming technician, responsible for -

designing, coding, testing, implementing applications systems and providing guidance to other

developers within the team. Regularly provides guidance and direction in design, development,

implementation and troubleshooting problems with production systems. This position is required

to keep up to date on technological developments in systems and programming. Participates in

development projects as a team member with staff from within the Information Technology

department and from external departments or vendors.

Position Responsibilities

  • Participate in full technology project life cycle (analysis, design and/or package review,

development, testing, quality assurance, deployment, and production support)

  • Responsible for analyzing, programming and implementing modifications to existing

systems required by changes in the business environment

  • Responsible for implementing standards such as coding and processes through out the

life cycle of applications

  • Responsible for conducting application code reviews and suggesting necessary changes

as needed

  • Participate in the design and documentation of complex technology solutions

  • Document and/or support application deployment activities

  • Report on status of systems and projects on a regular and timely basis.

  • Ensure the timely resolution of issues

  • Follow VCI standards and guidelines

  • Escalate anticipated risk to management promptly and properly

  • Responsible for analyzing job requirements, preparing specifications, and preparing time

and cost estimates for systems development work

  • Participate in developing strategic partnerships with systems and business management.

Develop understanding of business unit's goals and processes

  • Analyze and identify the need for improvement in existing process/applications, present

solutions and implementation plan to team

  • Provide technical leadership and direction for assigned development work items in

partnerships with Technical Lead

  • Responsible for developing new service base architecture

  • Partner with Technical Lead on technical design options; consult with hardware and

software technicians on options and strategies

  • Prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

  • Work closely with enterprise architecture team or Technical Lead to define and

implement enterprise process standards

  • Participate in coding, development or technical support at least 50-75% or more as

needed per project and team

Required Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience and technical training.

Required Experience

  • 7 years' experience

  • Experience with one or more development methodologies

Core Competencies

  • Innovation

  • Teamwork

  • Customer focus

  • Performance driven

  • Change leadership

  • Results driven


  • Analytical and conceptual thinking using logic and reason, creative and strategic

  • Communication skills interpersonal, presentation and written

  • Computer savvy skilled in the use of software

  • Integration joining people, processes or systems

  • Influencing and negotiation skills

  • Problem solving

  • Time Management

  • Conceptual Thinking creative and strategic

  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies

Required Specialized Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to express complex

technical concepts in business terms

  • Demonstrated solid experience in Information Technology application development,

working with structured methodologies and development of large scale applications

  • ASP.Net experience using C# within Visual Studio.Net

  • Strong understanding of the .Net framework, XML,XSLT, HTML, CSS, web services and

real-time applications knowledge with Oracle and MS SQL Server as data source

  • Strong technical knowledge in Objected Oriented Development methodologies, design and implementation

  • Experience with Agile a plus (pair programming, test driven development, XP, continuous

integration, etc.)

  • Experience with Biztalk a plus

  • Experience with vendor integration a plus

  • Experience with n-tier environments preferred

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Development tool sets

  • Experience with ETL tool such as Informatica

  • Experience in designing relational databases

  • Familiarity with SOA concept

  • Proven ability to share knowledge with more junior team members via a formal mentoring

relationship, reviewing code, reviewing design docs, giving technical talks or as a

consultant on projects

  • Capable of motivating and energizing the very best software engineers, as well as

gaining their respect

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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Software Developer Consultant

Volkswagen Group Of America