Software Engineer, III

Anchorage, AK

5 - 7 years experience  •  Telecommunications

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/13/17
Anchorage, AK
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/13/17

The focus of this opening will be Automation:


Automation Software Engineers are responsible for design, implementation, test and support of software development with focus on Automation development.  Strong experience in such domain is required. Knowledge and expertise with script development like Perl or shell scripting required.  Experience with One Automic is preferred.


Software Engineer, III will apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to design, develop, document, test, debug and support new and existing software systems and solutions which solve business problems and support the goals of the company.

Position’s Customers: GCI’s internal, external, customers and subsidiaries.

Essential Duties:

Development and Design

•                    Design, develop/build and test applications, integrations, scripts, automations and other software solutions that meet business objects and requirements, while adhering to the SDLC, security standards, development guidelines and best practices.  Define system performance standards and KPI’s.

•                    Properly and accurately estimate, track and document all development efforts to all departmental and team standards and specification requirements.  This might include, but is not limited to, detailed LOE estimates, technical specifications, flowcharts, architectural diagrams, administration instructions and end-user manuals,

•                    Collaborate, as needed, with project managers, business analysts and other developers as well as other project resources during the scoping, requirements gathering and design phases of projects.  Comply with all project plans throughout development process.

Operational Support

•                    Provide exceptional customer, end-user and stakeholder support at all times.

•                    Troubleshoot and debug solutions to resolve incidents and ongoing problems.

•                    Monitor systems performance and identify areas of improvement.

•                    Upgrade, reconfigure and improve solutions, as needed, to achieve high usability, reliability, availability, accuracy and performance and either reduce or eliminate technical debt.


Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

Demonstrated ability to:

•                    Apply Engineering principles and techniques of Computer Science, Engineering, and mathematical analysis.

•                    Ability to work with other developers and inter-disciplinary teams collaboratively and professionally.

•                    Follow and enforce established procedures.

•                    Research new configuration tools and methodologies.

•                    Research new software development tools and methodologies, evaluating opportunities for efficiency or quality gains.


Knowledge of and experience in:

•                    Software languages and platforms particularly needed for troubleshooting modern development platforms and frameworks.

•                    Enterprise level application environments, such as J2EE application servers, Web servers, Jboss, Mule, Weblogic, etc.

•                    Multiple software languages and tools such as Java, C#, ASP.Net, HTML, XML, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Java, Perl, etc.

•                    Database solutions such as Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, etc.

•                    Operating systems such as Windows, UNIX, Linux, etc.

•                    Configuration management and build procedures, including source control and build tools such as SVN, Artifactory, Ant, GIT, Jenkins, Chef, etc.


Understanding of:

•                    TCP/IP and higher level networking protocols such as HTTP, FTP.

•                    Telecom and OSS concepts including order management, provisioning, service assurance, trouble management, billing and invoicing.

•                    Operating system concepts not limited to Unix and Windows.

•                    Database concepts.

•                    Enterprise software concepts such as transactional processing, clustering, high availability and redundancy.

•                    Software functionality and performance testing.


Communication Skills: Create clear and easily understood written documentation for a variety of audiences, including, business analysts and end users.  Use a blend of written communication techniques, including software diagramming such as UML. Take initiative to communicate amongst teams, including remote team members.

People and Self-Management Skills: Build and maintain effective working relationships with leadership, peers, customers and vendors. Work to resolve problem relationships directly.  Take initiative and seek out opportunities. Assess and accept risks and learn from mistakes. 

Customer Service Skills: Provide a professional level of service to internal customers.  Take ownership and accountability of problems and facilitate finding a solution, involving other groups as necessary.




Additional Job Requirements:  Establishes standards for software "build" process used to organize/document artifacts from developer build requests. Materially participates in the Company’s adoption of continuous integration and development operations practices as well as applicable ITIL practices.


  • ·         Minimum six years in a software development, configuration management, or similar technical role, to include Experience with multiple OS scripting languages and Web based scripting technology is required. 
  • ·         Experience within a telecommunications industry preferred.
  • ·         High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field required. 
  • ·         Or a combination of relevant work and/or education sufficient to perform the duties of the job may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
  • ·         Certifications: Industry specific certifications highly valued and may contribute toward education.

Physical Requirements:  Ability to perform sedentary work.  Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday. Must be able to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment.  Must be able to communicate verbally in person, over the telephone, and via videoconference.


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