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Job Summary

Software Engineer V functions at an expert level technically, supplying
superior technical consultation to provide and support software applications
that meet or exceed business needs.

Solutions Engineers at this level
typically work as technical leaders on complex organization-wide, high
impact/risk projects.

Software Engineer V is expected to primarily play the role of application
architect, leading the architecture and design of an application solution, and
breaking down large complex tasks for other staff to perform. The incumbent
ensures that the architecture is consistent with MGI architectural standards,
working closely with the enterprise architecture team. The incumbent is also a
consultant to Product Owners and Application Development leaders, advising on
project sizing. The Software Engineer V is expected to proactively contribute,
offer recommendations, and identify risks and solutions associated with
proposed or existing software applications strategies. The Software Engineer V
is versatile enough to understand several different applications, and to be a
Subject Matter Expert in relation to one or several applications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively engages with Product Owners
    and Business Analysts to refine business requirements and identify system
    enhancements and/or new applications

  • Creates quality designs that clearly
    illustrate how the system works

  • Adheres to "big picture
    view" of how various connected system designs should be consolidated or

  • Produces efficient, high performance
    and scalable code that will allow for easy extension to future needs

  • Effectively performs code

  • Works with developers and Quality
    Services to ensure proper test planning and coverage

  • Actively plays the role of technical
    advisor for the application development organization, providing advice on tools
    and processes

  • Initiates and actively facilitates
    meetings and issue resolution

  • Collaborates with other architects
    and software engineers, provides leadership and direction by translating
    business strategy into a technology vision to support these strategies

  • Works with members of the broader IT
    architecture team to understand proper architectural disciplines and ensure
    they are applied, but also provides feedback for enhancements to the MGI

  • Stays up-to-date on relevant
    technology trends.

  • Serves as a contact person in
    support of more serious production problems.

Any combination of relevant education and experience and/or related professional designations/certifications in this field is highly desirable.


  • Bachelor of Science in computer science or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and work experience, required

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related technical field, preferred


  • 10+ years? of increasingly responsible systems development experience on multiple platforms, required

  • 10+ years? experience in the development environment commensurate with the assigned area of responsibility, required

  • A minimum of 5 years? experience providing competent technical leadership in the role of tech lead or systems architect on large complex projects requiring the integration of multiple internal and external systems, required

  • Full technical competency in all phases of applications systems development, required

  • Significant experience providing effective technical advice and mentoring to staff, required

  • Strong experience with OO design and UML diagrams, required

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience working with Java technologies such as J2EE, JDBC, EJB, JMS, JUnit, JAXB, XML/XSL, J2EE design patterns, Spring, Spring Boot, required

  • Integration experience: Web Services, SOA, SOAP/XML, XML Schema, REST, JSON, API Gateway and ESB, required

  • Experience with Oracle, PL/SQL, and database design, required

  • Experience with DevOps including version control, automated builds, automated testing, and continuous integration with tools such as Git, Maven, Jenkins and Artifactory, required

  • Other: Kafka, NoSQL(Couchbase), Unix, Linux, LDAP, Open Systems Architecture, MVC, OLTP, and Secure Computing Concepts, preferred

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to understand overall business and technology strategy and apply when recommending technical solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead requirements gathering, design and development of complex systems

  • Strong quality code metrics

  • Ability to track record of designing and developing high quality, scalable and efficient solutions and products on schedule

  • Effective team leader on diverse and different teams

  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills

  • Knowledge of proper architectural disciplines

  • Ability to accurately identify root cause of technical problems

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written

  • Ability to adapt to change

  • Strong negotiation and/or influential skills