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A Software Engineer at Confluence, working either in our Pittsburgh, PA office or remotely, creates software applications, prototypes, and other technical artifacts for use by customers, other engineers and non-technical team members. This person works from user stories and architectural specifications created by product owners and software architects. This person spends their time doing hands on coding while openly communicating with other members of the project team. This position works across the entire web application technology stack from UI to business layer to data storage. 

Who is Confluence?
We are a Software Product Company. We produce software products that help investment companies optimize and control the information they need to manage their investment products. We are a company made up of exceptionally talented individuals who know what it means to work as a team. We seek the best engineers regardless of their location.  While we are headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania we have many team members working remotely across the United States.  Our Agile working environment fosters collaboration across our dispersed teams.  This environment allows everyone to bring their A game to create great software products and services that clients highly value. Confluence provides an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, client-focused, growth environment using state of the art software technologies, tools and processes.

What Will You Do?

  • Use software industry best practices to deliver solid, maintainable software by conducting code reviews, writing unit tests, automating continuous integration and deployment systems, etc.
  • Solve interesting and challenging problems by applying solid design and architectural patterns, as well as work with other software engineers that can do the same
  • Work on a cross-functional Scrum team of software engineers, QA engineers, architects, product owners, and tech writers by participating in planning, stand-ups, retrospectives and demos
  • Provide input to Product Owner and Scrum Master on scope and estimate of User Stories
  • Take responsibility for timely completion of software tasks identifying alternative approaches or work-arounds when problems are encountered
  • Mentor software engineers and QA team members on technology and software practices

What skills are we looking for?
We are seeking great Software Engineers with 2-6 years of software development experience who not only strives to keep up on the latest trends from the industry but also looks at software development as something more than "getting it to work". You should have a knack for making software maintainable, believe that testing is as important as building functionality, and love working with a cross-functional agile team to pivot the best software to the market.

These base technical skills are needed:

  • Solid experience in C# and JavaScript
  • Experience with dependency injection and unit testing frameworks
  • Past participation on Scrum/Agile teams
  • Relational database development experience
  • A strong desire to learn and continuously develop
  • Experience delivering products from inception to completion
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Experience we'd prefer, but don't require:

  • .NET, C#, Sql Server, or Oracle
  • Experience with legacy VB6 applications

A successful team member will appreciate mentoring others and has a willingness to be mentored. We require sound a decision maker that utilizes knowledge of business to drive decisions with a great sense of commitment in doing the job right the first time. We are looking for someone with a strong willingness to learn continuously and take ownership and accountability.

Potential remote employees must have experience working as a remote team member.  Success delivering high-quality software and collaborating with an agile team, while working from a home-office, must be demonstrated.

Confluence's company culture and values guide our decisions, whether it's about product, brand or people. So, if you are an ambassador of Integrity, Imagination, Discipline and Service to others and have the skills and interest, we would love to hear from you.

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