About this Role:

The job of the Principle Software Engineer is to take complex government processes and architect intuitive, easy-to-use packaged solutions on the Accela Civic Platform. In a Principle Software Engineer role, you will be the owner of your solutions from end to end, including design, implementation, packaging, publishing and tracking adoption. Your solutions will be used by local and federal government agencies across the world.

The Principle Software Engineer is a subject matter expert in three or more categories that may include: government process, application architecture, database & reporting, integration, security, cloud computing, mobility, and analytics.
With a broad IT background including Software Engineering, technical infrastructure, cloud computing, the software development process (SDLC), and user experience design, the Principle Software Engineer will be assigned to small-medium delivery initiatives to architect and implement cutting-edge, user-friendly solutions that meet the needs of our staff. The Principle Software Engineer will determine which Accela Civic Platform technologies to leverage based upon requirements, product knowledge, industry experience and Accela methodologies.

The Principle Software Engineer will also participate in the delivery of best practices, packaged solution libraries, delivery tool development, educational/training sessions, and industry events for existing customers, partners and to internal teams.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Understand the customer needs and establish the best solutions that address the technical and business requirements
• Always design with a focus on user experience
• Work closely with Delivery Managers, Consultants, Partners and directly with customers to architect technology solutions that meet the customer’s needs
• Take ownership of the solutions from end to end, including architecting, testing, documenting, packaging and publishing
• Deliver redistributable packaged solutions to be used by customers all over the world
• Define best practices and delivery standards
• Mentor the project teams, enforce best practices and ensure all solutions deliver a positive user experience
• Serve as a trusted advisor to the customer and the project team
• Manage customer expectations and drive adoption of the solutions delivered
• Conduct architecture and technical workshops
• Work closely with Product and Engineering teams to productize proven packaged solutions
• Mentor and guide junior level Architects

You should have:

• B.S. Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent work experience
• Previous development experience: JavaScript, C#, Java, HTML, Oracle/SQL, Reporting
• An understanding of UI/UIX design thinking
• A good understanding of the architectural principles of cloud based platforms including SaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure and application servers
• Understanding of cloud offerings and ability to discuss cloud architectures
• A good understanding of enterprise application integration, data migration (ETL), business intelligence
• Architectural and development experience of Web Services, responsive web design and mobile apps
• Understanding of the principles of network, application and information security
• Ability to lead customer facing sessions that result in a clear understanding of the requirements
• Previous practitioner or implementation experience of the Accela Civic Platform
• Experience with a professional consulting organization (e.g. Big 5 consulting)
• Government domain knowledge and experience
• Excellent customer facing skills with the ability to explain technical items to non-technical users

Who we are:

Accela is a SaaS based company that powers governments to govern their future. Accela cares about creating partnerships with our customers. Our software has many applications such as, reducing wait times, reducing costs, streamlining processes and breaking down silos. We help solve the challenges of today for a better tomorrow.

Accela is a place where everyone can grow. So, however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day. Our employees are proud to be making a difference in the government sector. By joining Accela, you will join a network of passionate employees, customers and partners. Each employee in every department plays a vital role in making the company successful.

To lean more about this amazing company please visit us at Accela.com We hope you will join us!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


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