Principal Software Engineer || Java/J2ee || 8+ years

CA Technologies provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and innovation while supporting and developing our talented workforce. CA Technologies empowers its employees to drive success for both the business and themselves.

Job Overview

This position is responsible for architecting, designing, creating, testing and ensuring the quality of moderately complex software on design projects that span several product areas. Provide high level research and analysis related to software design and development and solve complex problems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop plans outlining steps and time tables for developing programs and communicate plans and status to management and other development team members.
  • Responsible for providing accurate work estimates for large complex and cross-functional initiatives
  • Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.
  • Drive improvement in software quality through design, code and test plan reviews
  • Mentor, coach, train, facilitate and provide technological feedback as well as serve as a knowledge hub to other team members
  • Build domain expertise and keep abreast on new technology, processes, systems & tools
  • Work closely with product management representing engineering in cross-functional settings to understand and influence CA strategic product directions while translating those into appropriate product architectures and new product lines; constantly strive to evolve the product architecture and improve its maturity levels, modularity and flexibility
  • Participate in grooming of product backlog with product management, development, architecture, and other stakeholders
  • Communicate with cross functional program teams as part of a shared responsibility for total product quality
  • Provide leadership and direction for test automation, test planning, triage, isolation and troubleshooting
  • Design complex test environments and implement sophisticated test activities and strategies
  • Drive test plan reviews and continuous improvement efforts
  • Create detailed test execution reports, analyze, interpret, and summarize for broader audiences
  • Design and code complex units/modules/products that meet functional and business requirements on schedule and within budget.
  • Evaluate impact of software performance, and recommend changes to software design team.
  • Effectively communicate testing activities and findings in oral and written format
  • Assist in strategic research and design as directed
  • May have indirect reports and manage a small project team.
  • Set up software configuration control and software development environments including program source control to ensure reliable backups and source code integrity.
  • Participate in design and code reviews with other developers.
  • Provide product content to technical writers.
  • Mentor, train, develop and serve as knowledge resource for less experienced Software Engineers.
  • Owns a major component of the product
  • Develop plans outlining steps and time tables for developing programs and communicate plans and status to management and other development team members.
  • Visualize, articulate and break down complex testing areas into simpler parts
  • Initiate and influence test strategies across teams and functional areas
  • Participates in grooming of product backlog with product management, architecture, and other stakeholders.
  • Visualize, articulate and break down complex problems into simpler parts
  • Perform unit/module testing of software to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications.
  • Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.
  • Fix bugs, add enhancements, and convert software to other platforms.
  • Work effectively with other team members as needed to determine system problems.
  • Put forward accurate time estimates of work to be done on a project
  • Provide product content to technical writers and review for technical accuracy.
  • Provide input to establish and improve departmental processes and procedures.
  • Participate in design and code reviews with other developers.
  • Develop and execute customer focused test cases and maintain associated records
  • Provide test automation, test planning, triage, isolation and troubleshooting
  • Integrate test suites into the test management system and test harness
  • Develop and utilize automated test scripts to perform duties
  • Record issues into a defect-tracking system
  • Participate in test plan reviews
  • Put forward accurate time estimates of work to be done on a project
  • Follow-up and close issues entered into the defect-tracking system Provide input to establish and improve departmental processes and procedures

Typical Role Definition

Sr Professional Staff. A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization. Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. Complete understanding and wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, programming languages used to accomplish the job. Usually works with minimal supervision, conferring with a supervisor on unusual matters. May be assisted by (and at times direct) less senior level employees. Requires daily decision-making capabilities and actions that may not be reviewed by superiors. Assignments are broad in nature and need ingenuity and originality to solve. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. May assist more junior staff members with aspects of their job. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. May play a role in high-level projects that have an impact on the company’s future direction.

Job-Specific Authority and Scope

  • Generally works without consulting their manager.
  • Independent decisions are made daily.
  • Examples of typical decisions without manager consultation:
  • Design programs or solutions.
  • Set workload priorities based on load and deliverable targets.
  • Mentor, train and provide feedback to less Sr Software Engineers to improve knowledge/skill attainment and performance.
  • Typically has no direct reports.
  • Typically has no total staff.
  • Typically has a global geographic focus.
  • Typically does not manage a budget.

Business Travel and Physical Demands

Business travel of approximately 10 or less percent yearly is expected for this position.

Physical demands:

  • Office environment. No special physical demands required.

Preferred Education

Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Sciences

Work Experience

Typically 7 or more years of software development experience.

Skills & Competencies

  • Business Domain Expertise: Proficient
  • Engineering Excellence / Agile: Proficient
  • Requirements Analysis: Proficient
  • Design: Proficient
  • Coding: Advanced
  • Defect Root Cause Identification / Problem Analysis: Advanced
  • Quality Validation: Proficient
  • Configuration Management: Advanced
  • Technical Leadership: Advanced
  • Communication – Written: Proficient
  • Communication – Interpersonal: Proficient
  • Leading Yourself: Advanced
  • Leading the Organization: Proficient Leading through Others: Proficient
  • Must: Core Java, Java EE, JSP, Servlet, JSF, Spring Framework, Springs Boot, Databases(SQL Server and Oracle), Application Server (Jboss 8), EJB, Message Queue, Design Patterns, JMS, RESTFUL Webservice, JQuery and Angular JS, MAVEN, Quartz API, Java Script, AJAX, Hibernate, Data Structures, Junit

Desirable:

  • InstallAnywhere, Scripting (Shell/Perl/batch), Web Services (SOAP), ANT

If you want to fulfill your potential, be acknowledged for your achievements, and be given autonomy to make decisions for your business and customers; if you want to work with a company that respects you as an individual – recognizing both your needs at work and your responsibilities outside of it – then CA Technologies is where you belong. At CA Technologies your passion and expertise can directly impact the business and you’ll help offer our customers practical approaches to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.

Learn more about CA Technologies and this opportunity now at http://ca.com/careers

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