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Senior Developer – Plant Floor Systems 51388 in Detroit, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/18/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Detroit, MI
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job ID: 51388

Senior Developer – Plant Floor Systems


  • Highest level technical expert without direct supervisory responsibility
  • Possesses a balanced set of skills utilizing software development, systems architecture, business analysis, and project management
  • Works on variety of highly complex projects involving the analysis, design, modification, installation and maintenance of application programs, integrated systems, or software solutions. 
  • Works with current and perspective users in a consultative role to identify strategic and tactical requirements that affect continuous improvement in system quality and manufacturing or business processes.
  • Analyzes and develops user specifications, designs, codes and test applications to meet those specifications.   
  • Prepares documentation of all procedures utilized by programs. 
  • Identifies commercially available and custom development options for potential solutions and assess them for both technical and business suitability.
  • May modify, test and implement third party supplied application software. .
  • Follows the company’s  IT methodology and use of templates for project and work requests.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by monitoring customer issues in the Help Desk system, providing timely resolution of problems, and effectively communicating with users.

POSITION SKILLS, ABILITIES & EDUCATION (Indicate whether required or preferred)

  • Project Management:
    • High level of oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills to work with users, team members, and management. (R) 
    • Strong knowledge of, and experience with, the software development lifecycle (SDLC).  (R)
    • Experience with  Microsoft development tools (Visual Studio) (P)
  • Infrastructure:
    • Ability to handle several projects at any given time, using various technologies.  (R)
    • Ability to work in a mixed technical environment (i.e. Unix-Oracle and/or Microsoft-Oracle/SQL Server)  (R), including: 
    • Experienced in infrastructure setup such as current Microsoft Windows Server installation, Microsoft SQL Server database installation, web servers (Microsoft IIS).  (P)
    • Ability to work with Microsoft Mobile devices (Windows CE) (P)
    • Knowledge of PLC and other unique plant floor devices to enable data collection (P)
  • Software Development:
    • Experience with computer programming languages and systems integration design and modeling using Java and .NET.  
    • Experience in performance testing of Oracle, Java, and .NET technologies.  (P)
    • Experience in designing and implementing web services using XML/SOAP in an SOA environment.  (P)
  • Web Design:
    • Knowledge of web programming including HTML, JavaScript, and cascading style sheets. (R)
    • Experience with ASP.NET development and testing (R)
    • Knowledge of user experience and web interface design.  (R)
    • Microsoft:
    • Knowledge of TSQL and experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 databases.  (R)
    • Knowledge of Microsoft ASP.NET deployments (R)  
    • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (R)


  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex.  (R)
  • College degree in Computer Science/IT or equivalent training.  (R)  

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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