Senior Software Engineer – Full Stack (20-118)

Software Developer in Twin Cities, MN

Posted 2020-02-18


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Position Summary:

The Senior Software Engineer (SSE) is a member of a highly-motivated team. This role will develop, enhance, and sustain innovative solutions to improve the customer experience. The SSE will implement complex software in accordance with project requirements, UX design, and industry best practices. The SSE will also review designs and participate in meaningful collaboration sessions on how to solve customer problems and participate in determining scope for new projects. The SSE will own and components of the architecture and direct the work of other team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with Scrum team to develop Spok’s new native software that will be a key component of our product offering.
Code, test, debug, document and maintain software applications using established coding standards and methodologies.
Participate in Scrum activities, perform code reviews, contribute to a high performing, growing team.
Own component(s) of the architecture and direct the work of other team members.
Ensure new software meets quality standards through writing unit and automated tests.
Troubleshoot, debug, resolve product issues as they arise.
Assist in designing interfaces to improve the user experience.
Support the application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support). Follow established development, documentation, testing and deployment processes.
Gather requirements and suggest solutions; serve as an integrator between business needs and technology solutions.
Collaborate with product development team to plan new features.
Participate in planning and scoping meetings for future projects.
Work cross functionally to resolve complex customer problems.
Responsible for managing and maintaining project and work backlog; able to re-prioritize tasks as the business deems appropriate.
Stay current with new technology trends.
Other duties may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and 4 years’ experience or Master’s Degree in Computer Science and 2 year’ experience; or comparable experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. BS in Computer Science preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:

Strong experience as a Full Stack Software Engineer
Strong experience with .NET and C#
Strong experience with modern front-end JavaScript frameworks such as React or Angular
Experience with AWS or Azure cloud platforms
Experience with relational databases such as MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc
Desired Qualifications:

Experience with XML and JSON
Understanding of ElasticSearch is a plus
Understanding of Docker is a plus
Experience working on an Agile development team
Experience working in a Healthcare/clinical environment
Ability to identify, own, and solve problems independently or as part of a team

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Company summary

Spok is going places. Our success comes from an amazing group of innovative and determined global employees who make Spok a great place to work.

What we do matters. Our technology is used by people who save lives—from a doctor treating a patient to an emergency operator responding to a life safety situation. We help ensure they can communicate safely, securely, and efficiently.

Our relationships matter. Spok employees get to work with interesting people every day both internally and within our customers’ organizations. You’ll also have interaction with key leaders working in a fast-paced, flexible environment.

Join us. Whether you are just getting started or have years of experience, you’ll be at the forefront of building innovative solutions in a highly collaborative environment.


We pride ourselves on not compromising on the technical architecture we use to make what we do, happen. Surround yourself with the best technology and the brightest technical experts around.

Enjoy a hard working yet people minded culture. Personal work-space and a variety of collaborative working environments in an open air, open office environment. Regular community involvement events through our Spok Gives Back mindset. Monthly, company wide birthday and anniversary parties. Catered breakfast every Friday morning!

Other Benefits:
Multiple health plans at VERY competitive rates (including a Health Savings Account)
Company matching 401k plan
Employee Stock Purchase plan
Flexible Savings Plans for the employee and dependents
Company paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Voluntary Life and AD&D
Short Term and Long Term Disability
Company paid Education Assistance Program
Competitive Paid Time Off plan with 7 paid holidays.

Interview process

Our interview process traditionally follows a three step process. A phone interview with our Technical Recruiting team (20-30 mins.), then a phone interview with the position's Hiring Manager (20-30 mins.). Finally, you will come on-site to meet the Hiring Manager and a number of peers and leaders as it relates to the position you are interviewing for.

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