Randstad Software Engineer III in Houston, Texas

Software Engineer III

job details:

  • location:Houston, TX

  • date posted:Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:621688

job description


  • Develops core versions of software applications for sale to external clients. Identifies clients' purchasing requirements and technical specifications through Product Management and/or client representatives.

  • Interacts with engineering groups to assist in the design changes to equipment and/or software.

  • Trains and communicates with clients on systems application.


  • Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs.

  • Code must be used in the core version of applications available for sale commercially and not that which is customized to meet a specific client's implementation of the application.

  • Interacts with product managers and/or users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications.

  • Participates in software design meetings and analyzes user needs to determine technical requirements.

  • Writes technical specifications based on conceptual design and stated business requirements.

  • Writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications using current programming languages and technologies.

  • Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance.

  • Trains and communicates with internal Client Training, Client Relationship, and Sales teams on systems application.

  • May be responsible to develop or execute project plans, budgets, and schedules and for documenting work and results.

  • May deliver informational and decision-seeking presentations to technical and business groups to internal and/or external audiences.

  • Performs additional related duties as assigned.


A Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience that is required for the specific job level.


  • Knowledge of Black Knight's products and services; in-depth knowledge of products and services in assigned line(s) of business

  • Knowledge of financial services industry

  • Expertise in software development using Java, Spring Boot, Servlets, XML, SQL, JavaScript, Angular 5, ngrx/store, HTML, CSS, Eclipse, SQL Server, Maven & Jenkins

  • Familiarity with Linux preferred

  • Experience in Docker technologies, Kubernetes, Rancher, Elastic/Elk, BPM, GUI design, Jira, Service Oriented Architecture, Apigee API Gateway preferred

  • Experience with Agile SDLC preferred

  • Advanced understanding of core technologies, especially languages, and broad experience with peripheral technologies

  • Proficient at architecting scalable applications

  • Knowledge of banking practices, regulations and operations within assigned line(s) of business

  • Need strong communication skills

  • Prefer financial services experience

  • Knowledge of end-to-end systems development life cycles (e.g., waterfall, iterative and other modern approaches to software development)

  • Knowledge of standards relevant to the software industry (e.g., ISO, CMM, Six Sigma)

  • Knowledge of banking practices, regulations and operations within assigned line(s) of business

  • In-depth understanding of design patterns and their application

  • Fluency in developing and understanding sequence diagrams, class models, etc.

  • Proficiency in solutions design and requirements definition disciplines leveraging model driven design based tools and techniques including conceptual solution component models, business process models, use cases, etc.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization (e.g., executive, management, individual contributors)

  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, team, and time management skills

  • Ability to persuade and influence others on the best approach to take

  • Ability to estimate work effort for project sub-plans or small projects and ensure the project is successfully completed

  • Positive outlook, strong work ethic, and responsive to internal and external clients and contacts

  • Willingly and successfully fulfills the role of teacher, mentor and coach

  • May require in-depth knowledge of networking, computing platform, storage, database, security, middleware, network and systems management, and related infrastructure technologies and practices

  • Senior level role. Requires a broad knowledge of the system development life cycle; products, services, practices, regulations and operations associated with the assigned line(s) of business; and software engineering alternatives.

  • Requires proficiency in at least two higher-level programming languages.

  • Evaluates systems specifications for complex business requirements; develops and prepares computer-based solutions.

  • Analyzes problems in terms of detailed equipment requirements and capabilities, including those related to scalable applications, and cloud-based resources.

  • Verifies program logic by preparing test data for trial runs.

  • Receives general supervision and is competent to work at the highest level of all technical phases of software engineering while working on own or in a team environment most of the time.

  • May be involved in providing assistance and training to lower level software engineers.

  • Typically requires seven (7) or more years of software engineering work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.