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Backend Software Engineer

| Austin
Backend Software Engineer
 
Amherst seeks an intelligent and motivated Backend Software Engineer with superior problem solving skills to join our rapidly growing team. As an Engineer of Amherst, you will be developing strategic and complex applications where your contributions will have a direct impact on the growth of our backend platforms. We work in a highly collaborative environment where we solve business problems with technology.
 
If you are looking for challenging projects, a fun work atmosphere and career growth, apply today!
 
What you will do at Amherst:
  • Participate in all phases of development from definition and design through implementation, debugging, testing and deployment of features across multiple subsystems within large-scale enterprise applications.
  • Design and implement high performance, large-scale and highly available distributed services
  • Participate in Agile working practices such as daily scrum meetings, sprint planning meetings, reviews and retrospectives.
  • Provide production support on new and existing products utilizing the InsightLabs technology stack: C#/.NET/C++, Entity Framework, WPF, and SQL Server
  • Development of data import tools using various technologies including C# .NET, SSIS or other commonly used ETL tools 
  • Work directly with developers, project leads and various business partners to understand and resolve issues.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer / Electrical Engineering, MIS, Math, Physics, or another related field
  • 5+ years hands-on experience developing scalable enterprise applications using C# .NET, MVC/MVVM, WPF/WCF
  • 3+ years of developing Webservices using WepAPI or REST
  • 3+ years of SQL Server backend development (SQL skills, stored procedures, functions and performance tuning)
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of SQL based relational databases, physical database design and modeling, and writing T-SQL queries and stored procedures for SQL Server
  • Programming experience with SSIS or other ETL tools
  • Experience interacting with external data feeds 
  • Experience with Entity Framework or other ORMs
  • Experience with multi-threaded application development
  • Excellent fundamental knowledge of OO principles, design patterns, C# and the .NET framework 
 
What we offer:
 
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern workspace with open floor plans.
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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