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U.S. Bank Software engineer 2 in Irving, Texas

At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

Job Description

Be a part of transformational change where integrity matters, success inspires and great teams collaborate and innovate. As the fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative, ethical and successful financial institutions. We’re looking for people who want more than just a job – they want to make a difference! U.S. Bank is seeking a Software Engineer who will contribute toward the success of our technology initiatives in our digital transformation journey.

This position will be responsible for the analysis, design, testing, development and maintenance of best in class software experiences. The candidate is a self-motivated individual who can collaborate with a team and across the organization. The candidate takes responsibility of the software artifacts produced adhering to U.S. Bank standards in order to ensure minimal impact to the customer experience. The candidate will be adept with the agile software development lifecycle and DevOps principles.

Essential Responsibilities:

- - Responsible for designing, testing, developing, operating and maintaining products, sometimes under the guidance of principal engineers.

  • Consistently writes production-ready code that is easily testable, easily understood by other developers and accounts for edge cases and errors.

  • Consistently considers best practice when designing APIs and applies applicable patterns across several contexts/codebases, in accordance to agreed best practices and standards. Regularly designs code that fits with the overall architecture.

  • Uses systematic debugging to diagnose cross service issues and is adept at using a range of tools to detect when there is an incident and raises this with stakeholders in a timely manner.

  • Takes ownership of incidents which fall in their domain and may be involved in the resolution of an incident or provide assistance to others on resolving incidents.

  • Understands and knows when to use different data structures. - Understands when algorithms should be applied and the associated complexities. Helps others build their understanding of the applied algorithm and suggests improvements.

  • Consistently creates reasonable sized code reviews that contain descriptions of changes and testing conducted. Assesses other code reviews with the lens of quality and value - code quality, acceptance criteria, business logic, test coverage and aligned to overall architecture. Highlights any issues with a code review that might result in release complications. Proactive in evaluating code reviews in the team and resolving open code reviews in a timely manner.

  • Understands their team's testing approach and uses quality metrics to identify gaps. Works with their team to recommend solutions that are in accordance with accepted testing frameworks and the testing pyramid.

  • Approaches engineering work with a security lens and actively looks for vulnerabilities both in the code and when providing code reviews. Has a holistic view on how the applications across more than one context integrate with each other. Is aware of the organization’s monitoring philosophy and skilled with the monitoring tools. Helps tune and change the monitoring on their team accordingly.

  • Develops techniques on effective coaching strategies for different individuals. Seeks out mentoring opportunities specifically to increase knowledge in parts of the system that is not well understood. Supports and advocates others and provides tools to help them grow their understanding a technical topic.

  • Actively participates and understands Scrum while developing a point of view on an effective software delivery process.

  • Reviews tasks critically and ensures they are appropriately prioritized and sized for continuous integration and incremental delivery. Anticipates and communicates blockers, delays before they require escalation.

  • Creates project proposals and designs that have considerable impact or touch multiple systems. Technical designs are clear, well thought out, and considers dependencies, failure states, maintainability, testability and ease of support.

  • Keeps business context in mind when proposing architectural decisions. Also considers scalability, reliability and performance of systems/contexts affected when defining technical designs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Three to five years of relevant experience

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Expert-level Java Coding Skills, including Version Control Systems and the Eclipse IDE

  • Expert-level in Spring Boot

  • Functional Testing experience, including ability to create, maintain and execute both manual and automated tests

  • Ability to analyze applications developed in other technologies

  • DevOps capabilities – containers, cloud, automation, security, configuration management, CI/CD

  • Experience with Cassandra and Kafka

  • Extensive knowledge in modeling and application design and architecture

  • Expert programming knowledge skills

  • Expert knowledge in IT/Software quality assurance

  • Expert knowledge with system/application testing tools and implementation

  • Strong understanding of Information Management

  • Extensive knowledge in product/vendor management and change control

  • Experience in: Unit Testing (including automation and integration with CI systems) and Agile Software Development (typically Scrum, Kanban, SAFe)

  • Open, honest, collaborative and clear intra-team communication skills

  • Entirely self-directed, can solve business problems from inception to implementation– can solve business problems without explicit direction

  • Creative, flexible, and willing to continuously change, evolve, and improve software development processes

  • Strong understanding of system and network architecture

  • Ability to identify, resolve, and retest defects

  • Expert skills in service virtualization, test case modeling, and test data management tools and processes

  • Leads by example; providing support and mentoring as needed to ensure sufficient skill, knowledge and effectiveness in the development and testing process

  • Demonstrated technical leadership and direction

  • Demonstrated enterprise-level collaboration and system architecture design

  • Demonstrated mentorship of more junior resources in technical and business topics

  • Expert knowledge in CI/CD solutions, such as Jenkins and Maven

  • Ability to analyze features to deliver solutions that meet business needs

  • Ability to follow policy requirements related to documentation and other processes

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong time management skills and communication/leadership skills

  • Complete understanding of a feature, the users impacted, the flows impacted and feature's purpose

  • Ability to analyze the bigger picture, identifying and prioritizing with the aim to consider more than one domain within an analysis

  • Thorough understanding of the business model in relation to current product focus area

  • Adept with agile software development lifecycle and DevOps principles

  • Ability to collaborate on all aspects of product development

  • Technically proficient and able to define and fulfill solutions requirements for end user

  • Able to communicate processes and results with all parties involved in the product team, including engineers, product owner, scrum master, third party vendors and customers

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Benefits:

Take care of yourself and your family with U.S. Bank employee benefits. We know that healthy employees are happy employees, and we believe that work/life balance should be easy to achieve. That's why we share the cost of benefits and offer a variety of programs, resources and support you need to bring your full self to work and stay present and committed to the people who matter most - your family.

Learn all about U.S. Bank employee benefits, including tuition reimbursement, retirement plans and more, by visiting usbank.com/careers (https://www.usbank.com/careers/index.html) .

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E-Verify

U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program (https://www.usbank.com/careers/verification-of-eligibility-for-employment.html) .

Our 74,000 employees work across departments to help our millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world turn their dreams into reality. Our employees are empowered to create change and drive our future, and we pride ourselves on diligently and ethically upholding U.S. Bank’s best-in-class financial record and legacy of more than 150 years in banking. Most importantly, we put people first, cultivating and treasuring meaningful relationships with the customers we serve, the colleagues we support and the communities where we live and work.

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