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Developer Specialist

New York, NY · Information Technology
 On behalf of our client, Affinity is currently seeking a full-time Developer Specialist in New York to join their team.  In this role you would be working with a dynamic team in the Financial Services Industry.
   
Key Accountabilities:  
  • Assesses impact of design decisions to the computer solution/product/service being developed (performance, schedule, budget, downstream component/system impact, quality, etc.) and recommends alternate/creative solutions for mitigation/optimization if required.
  • Leads / conducts detailed code-reviews and provides feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Interacts with key business & technology stakeholders to define, analyze, and deliver requirements that reflect the needs of both the business and end-customers
  • Decomposes business requirements and translate them into detailed design specifications and code
  • Assesses the costs and benefits for different solutions and recommends / decides on appropriate designs
  • Designs solutions, writes code, performs unit testing, develops appropriate artefacts / documentation, and facilitates final delivery
  • Conceives and writes detailed software implementations/code while ensuring that their code/configurations adhere to the security, logging, error handling, and performance standards and non-functional requirements
  • Builds solutions that are supportable, scalable and achieve our aspiration of common assetsuse the enterprise monitoring/logging, require minimal to zero maintenance and are aligned with architectural patterns and technology strategy
  • Devises new algorithms and data structures for target environment and platform attributes in alignment with architectural patterns
  • Recommends or automates approaches to streamline and integrates technological processes and/or systems to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Supports production issues, including Independently completes root-cause analysis and diagnosis
  • Evaluates new technologies for fit with the program/system/eco-system and the associated upstream and downstream impacts on process, data, risk (e.g., security). 
  • Works toward the objective of defect free software. Ensures that systems functionally meet requirements, aligns with architecture and promotes the development of common assets. 
  • Supports the resolution of production issues and problems. Makes recommendations to improve business processes & systems.
  • Supports the management of specific project deliverables & outcomes, including managing small projects to completion, as required to deliver business objectives
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the team's capability, such as:  sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology.
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning
Core Knowledge:
  • 4-7 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or BS/BA or MBA/MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business
  • Advanced level of knowledge in domain
  • Knowledge of software development practices, concepts, and technology obtained through formal training and/or work experience.
  • Knowledge of required programming languages and can code with little oversight
  • Understands core business processes and business requirements as well as the architecture patterns and technology strategy (e.g., transformation, smart core, dev ops)
  • Understands the implications of various components (including technology strategy & architecture) to the overall design of a program, system, or eco-system
  • Knowledge of technical/business environment and processes
  • Understands functional aspects and technical behavior of the underlying operating system, development environment, and deployment practices
About Affinity: 
Affinity is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility. 
 
For more information on Affinity, please visit www.affinity-group.ca  

 
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