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Software Developer


Rochester, NY, US

Req ID:  1603
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Establish team priorities and guide software design
  • Create and implement team processes
  • Design, develop, test and implement high quality enterprise software, as a member of a creative, agile development team creating solutions that exceed customer expectations
  • Ability to work in a fast paced delivery environment 
  • Support customer adoption of new solutions and support solving customer escalations
  • Engage in continuous learning and adoption of new concepts, technologies and functionality 
  • Work with ambiguity and changing priorities yet always focused on the end result
  • Demonstrate ownership from specification review to final testing
  • Actively participate within agile development ceremonies (sprint reviews, planning, scrums)
  • Master new technologies/libraries/concepts and share knowledge with your colleagues
  • Present information with confidence at team meetings
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Architects, Developers and fellow Designers to determine the optimum user interface design, workflow, and functionality of software products
  • Embrace and evangelize change - create, implement, and refine team processes
  • Experience with cross-team facilitation and coordination for technical design and discussions
  • Lead technical initiatives in the team. Be the front runner for cross-team collaborations.
  • Mentor and coach new team members
  • Establish team priorities and guide design efforts that result in designs that satisfy all functional, performance, elasticity, and quality requirements
  • Ensure design and implementation adhere to conventions and are highly readable
  • Work on multiple projects including unfamiliar code bases
  • Understand and apply industry best practices and trends when appropriate
  • Establish ownership for major parts of the solution
  • Conduct interviews and participate in hiring decisions
  • Represent the company with clients and at industry events




  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or similar course of study
  • Highly motivated self-starter with advanced capability to quickly learn, and work with new technologies and complex technical environments, including a variety of databases and operating systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other Cloud Platforms (Azure or Google Cloud)
  • Expert in Agile software development practices such as XP, Lean Agile, Scrum, and Kanban 
  • Master common data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented and basic functional idioms
  • Working knowledge of git and collaborative development practices (e.g., Pull Requests, feature branches)
  • Expert in at least two of the following languages: C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Kotlin, Go, Rust, PL/SQL
  • Proven competency with asynchronous code execution (e.g., Promises, callbacks)
  • Proven competency with at least one relational database and one NoSQL database
  • Proven competency with REST, JSON, XML, GraphQL and asynchronous communication (e.g., queues, topics, streams)
  • Proven ability to author highly-readable code
  • Experience with DevOps tools and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with multiple architectures (e.g., monolithic, service-oriented, event-driven, microservices, serverless)
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and project delivery
  • Higher Education domain knwledge 

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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