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Senior Software/Web Developer

JOB TITLE: Senior Software/Web Developer
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time/Exempt

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is responsible for intermediate level software development tasks, including programming, team collaboration, advanced database design functions, user interface design, and object oriented software design functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Establishes tasks and time tables for developing programs.
  • Creates test transactions and runs tests to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications.
  • Applies accepted programming standards and techniques to ensure efficient program logic and data manipulation.
  • Writes Microsoft.NET code primarily in C#.
  • Writes advanced T-SQL statements (DTS, Dynamics, SQL, etc.).
  • Effectively develops ASP.NET administration and configuration.
  • Effectively reads and understands client-side Java script.
  • Provides technical assistance to other developers by responding to inquiries from others regarding errors, problems, or questions about programs.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • An interest in working with non-.NET technology stacks and languages, including PHP (LAMP)
  • PHP Development Experience
  • Experience with WordPress development
  • Solid knowledge of HTML5/CSS3
  • Possesses fundamental knowledge of object orientated programming practices
  • .NET experience is REQUIRED
  • .NET MVC experience is preferred
  • Microsoft SQL Server experience preferred
  • Windows Azure experience preferred
  • .NET Framework (C#, Visual Basic)
  • Client and server programming technologies
  • Strong understanding of web technologies and server HTTP request to page life cycle in ASP.NET
  • Strong understanding of multi-tier software architectures
  • Knowledge of Software Development best practices

PROFESSIONAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS

  • Leadership qualities and desire to manage projects and people.
  • Present professional image, both internally and externally.
  • Be able to manage and execute multiple tasks and/or high stress, deadline-driven situations in a professional manner and thrive in a highly competitive environment.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt quickly to changing situations in a dynamic, high performance company.
  • Be diplomatic, even-tempered and possess a positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Expert level attention to detail.
  • Must promote and be able to work in a team environment.
  • Be a self-starter capable of working effectively without close supervision.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively, make decisions, and solve problems.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Bachelor Degree with three years’ experience; or Associate Degree with five years’ experience.


Freelance Ag Journalist (Iowa and Kansas)

JOB TITLE: Freelance Ag Journalist
DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Managing Editor

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts interviews, researches, and writes original prose materials for print and electronic publication.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Interviews, researches, writes copy for a portfolio of accounts.
  • Ensures copy deadlines and qualitative standards are met.  
  • Notifies client in advance of telephone or on-site interviews.
  • Takes photos to illustrate information collected.
  • Acts as liaison between Production team and client while on-site.
  • Communicates pertinent client information to VistaComm team.
  • Works with the graphics department to ensure project specifications are met.
  • Interviews and writes copy for VisionBuilder process.
  • Writes weekly Web Newsroom articles.
  • Copywriting of internal projects.
  • Represents VistaComm at industry events.

PROFESSIONAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid writing ability w/emphasis on feature writing
  • Strong photography skills with an emphasis on photo stories and essays
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner before clients, their management and employees, and the public
  • Publication design abilities are desirable
  • Ability to join and adapt to a well-established team of journalists
  • Ability to generate and develop story ideas 
  • Ability to follow established style guidelines and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, responsible, mature 
  • Self-starter capable of working effectively without close supervision
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Retain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under  corporate insurance, if applicable

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in journalism, public relations or equivalent experience. Four years related experience as a newsletter writer and/or editor desired. Ag experience a must.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Additional hours above normal schedule occasionally required
  • Travel required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SAFETY HAZARDS OF THE JOB

  • Minimal hazards involved in general office-working conditions
  • Normal hazards of driving an automobile

This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The company has the right to revise this job description at any time.  You may be asked to perform other instructions and duties.  This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

If you have any questions, or would like to send a resume, please send to HR@vistacomm.com