Senior Application Developer in Troy, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 1/7/2020

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Job ID: 55558

Senior Application Developer


Brief summary of major purpose/primary function.

The Senior Application Developer responsibilities include understanding and supporting the business of the customer through the design, development and implementation of applications, application enhancements and new capabilities.  They are expected to provide technical leadership in every stage of the development lifecycle, from analysis and design to program coding, testing, release and maintenance while adhering to current System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes.  The senior application developer may act as a project manager on small to medium rigor projects.  They will work closely with various customers including their immediate project teams, business domain experts and other technical staff members.  This position will act as a technical resource to less experienced developers. 


The primary responsibilities of the job.

10% of Time- Technical Leadership – May lead a technical team and assist less experienced developers with  technical deliverables

30% of time - Solution Design –Translates business and technical requirements into solution designs that satisfy the business needs and comply with approved standards

40% of time - Code Development – Develops and enhances application code.  This includes unit testing to ensure all the functions are performing to specification

10% of time - Testing – Leads validation efforts by performing and/or assisting others in validating that the solution performs as expected.  This includes and is not limited to system integration testing, performance testing, regression testing, user acceptance testing and defect remediation

10% of Time – Deployment and Transition Support – Successfully deploys the new or enhanced software.  Ensures user acceptance is strong and functionality is suitable.  Also responsible for a smooth transition of the product to the maintenance and enhancement team ensuring complete documentation and communication occurs at transition.

Adhere to all REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE issues linked to the job and the team and understand how these issues help the bank achieve the vision of remaining an independent bank. (required for all positions)

Staff member is expected to consistently adhere to regulatory and compliance policies and standards linked to their job as listed.  Staff member will not repeatedly act in a manner signifying intentional or willful noncompliance, nor exhibit gross negligence or a general disregard for compliance and regulatory standards. Staff member must ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Staff member must complete all required compliance training on a timely basis. Staff member will maintain knowledge of and adhere to customer’s internal compliance policies and procedures. Staff member must take responsibility to keep up to date with changing regulations and policies.


Core Corporate Competencies

Prerequisites-Principles & Values; Conscientiousness

Attributes of ethical behaviors, high personal standards, and sound work ethic all employers should expect of employees.

Collaboration-Team Orientation; Networking; Building Common Purpose

Understanding the importance or relationships to enabling effective teamwork.  Modifying personal style, focusing on the needs of others, and listening effectively to ensure effective outcomes for group endeavors.

Results Focus-Creating Accountability; Resource Allocation; Drive for Results

Taking a dynamic approach to work characterized by initiating decisions and actions.  Concentrating on achieving the outcomes of a process or project while adhering to the overall strategy of the organization.  Creating a culture of accountability and performance.

Executive Council Related Coampetencies

Decision Making-Decision Quality; Decision Timeliness; Risk Taking

Making high quality decisions in a timely manner, usually with less data and analysis than might be desired.

Talent Management-Cultural Awareness; Selecting & Deploying Talent; Succession Management

Defining the talent required to deliver the business strategy and using effective methods to attract, select and deploy the needed talent.  Assuring succession continuity in critical positions.

Vision & Strategy-Strategic Thinking; Vision Creation; Goal Alignment

Defining and creating a compelling vision for the future and the implementation of strategies necessary for success.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business, engineering, math or related field plus 7 years of test-driven development experience preferred, or 7 years of comparable work experience.

Professional Certification(s) / License(s):   

Preferred: ITIL Foundations

Specialized training:

Preferred: ITIL training

Scrum Developer training

Software tools applicable to technology being used (i.e. Java, PowerBuilder, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, Workday, etc.)


(What is the minimum # of years & type of work experience that an “average” individual with the necessary knowledge and education must have to meet the minimum performance standards of the job?  What type of knowledge and understanding of bank activities, operations and functions is required in order to effectively perform the job function?)

  • 7 years of development experience (Finance/Lending industry experience a plus)
  • 3 years of experience with various Software Development Life Cycle methods such as Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, etc.
  • 3 years of experience designing and building technical solutions using applicable technologies
  • 3 years of using relational databases and writing basic queries (SQL and PL SQL)

SKILLS: (List any specific skills and abilities required at a minimum level.)

  • Strong communicator - Ability to communicate verbally and in technical writing to all levels of the organization in a proactive, contextually appropriate manner.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytic skills with proven strength in applying root cause analysis
  • Proven ability to design and build  technical solutions using applicable technologies; ability to demonstrate strong coding skills
  • Strong understanding of relational databases and ability to write basic queries (SQL and PL SQL)
  • Strong experience with web services, executing calls and interpreting responses (SOAP or REST)
  • Strong experience with incident management leading both on and off hour ad hoc support teams.
  • Strong experience in interpreting customer business needs and translating them into application and operational requirements.
  • Ability to prioritize work by dividing time, attention and effort between current project workload and on-going support tasks
  • Proven ability to adapt to change in process, procedure and priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong experience with incident management, leading both on and off-hours ad hoc support teams
  • Strong experience building, writing and executing test cases (using technologies such as HP Quality Center, QTP, Loadrunner, is a plus)

CAREER PATH: (What is the career path that a person in this position could take?  List possible positions that this job could progress towards.)

Lead Developer

Program / Operations Manager

Lead Project Manager

Enterprise Architect

IT Division Director

IT Competency Director

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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