Engineering Applications SW Engineer III

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Posting title
Engineering Applications SW Engineer III

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen 
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Enterprise Applications Software Engineer III

Job Description:
Provide an Enterprise Applications Software Engineer who will manage JPL’s Sharepoint and .Net hosting platform service, including but not limited to tasks to:
• Support, configure, and develop the CHPS environments; including various Sharepoint farms, SQL, and IIS
• Maintain and administer SharePoint services, including search, User Profile,BCS, and Excel services
• Support customers with all service related issues
• Support development efforts for hosting within CHPS; including site backup and restore, procedure validation, and testing support
• Develop operational procedures and provide training to support personnel
• Analyze and assess existing business systems and procedures
• Assist in the definition, development, and documentation of business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by project basis in collaboration with developers, stakeholders, and customers.
• Assist with software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation. Research, test, and implement security and functional updates to services and applications within the CHPS infrastructure
• Provide Level 4 support for issues escalated from operations for CHPS services
• Provide on-call support for resolution of after-hours issues within the CHPS platform
• Liaise with service providers, operations, and customers to assist in resolving problems with CHPS framework, sites, and information
• Lead tasks for the implementation of new solutions, improvements to existing solutions, and general maintenance
• Develop and maintain user and technical manuals and guidelines.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen 
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• 3+ years’ experience with implementing and maintaining SharePoint 2010/2013 farms and services
• 3+ years’ relational database and operating systems experience with MS SQL 2008/2012 databases
• Familiarity with Windows and IIS administration
• Familiarity with Windows NLB and clustering a plus
• Experience supporting Active Directory, ADFS, and federated authentication.
• Understanding of SharePoint administration including management of service applications, web applications, site collection administration, solution deployment, and backup/restore via Central Administration and PowerShell.
• Understanding of Microsoft Visual Studio and Web systems architecture.
• Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies, including .Net Service Communication applications.
• Experience with agile software development, scrum, and TFS.
• Experience developing test cases and test plans.
• Experience in Information architecture and taxonomy development.

Desired Skills:
• Able to communicate effectively with technical as well as non-technical staff
• Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies
• Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• Highly self-motivated and directed
• Keen attention to detail
• Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

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