Senior Software Engineer

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

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Senior Software Engineer



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Warner Robins, GA

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The incumbent may work independently, serve as the project Technical Lead, or support other developers with:  

-The development, modification, and/or maintenance of web or client-server-based applications, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence-based solutions.

-The establishment of software solutions by studying existing code and following best practices.

-Implementation and/or Deployment of cloud based-services

-The assessment of software limitations and/or capabilities through the creation and performance of automated and/or manual product testing including but not limited to; unit, integration, functional, and/or smoke testing.

-Creating software design documentation utilizing industry best practices including; flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, self-documenting code, inline comments, and others as appropriate.

-Communicating up-to-date project status to internal customers and the technical leads.

-Collaborating on the design and implementation of new features and modifications.

-Complies with all Executive Director approved MERC-wide policies and procedures.

-Adheres to approved MERC standard policies, quality management policies and principles, and promotes an attitude of commitment to
continuous quality improvement.

Required Qualifications

- US Citizenship

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance

- Education from an ABET accredited institution

- Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and 9 years of directly related experience; or a
Master’s degree in same and 8 years of directly related experience; or a
Ph.D. in same and 3 years of directly related experience.

- 3 years of technical lead responsibility

- CompTIA Security Plus Certification

- DBA Certification

- Experience architecting, designing, developing, and managing enterprise-scale databases

- Project leadership skills such as developing plans and reporting status to leadership


Preferred Qualifications

- Familiar with Oracle and/or SQL Server products
- Knowledge of Oracle Golden Gate
- Knowledge of Database Partitioning
- Experience upgrading Databases
- Experience with cloning and refresh technologies
- knowledge of performance analysis and tuning

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Benefits of Working at MERC

MERC is a non-profit applied research operating unit of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. Established in 1987 in Warner Robins, GA, MERC employs more than 200 engineers, scientists, professors, and support staff, who provide sustainable research solutions to government agencies, the Department of Defense, and commercial customers around the world.

Warner Robins and the middle GA area are located 90 miles south of Atlanta and within easy driving distance of both the beach and mountains. The area is known for its Southern-style music, food, and restaurants and has a rich cultural and art presence, along with excellent health care and schools.

MERC offers a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick leave accrual, and holiday pay.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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