Software Engineer I – HD Vest – Cedar Rapids, IA

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HD Vest

Blucora has a bold aspiration: we are committed to giving all people the tools needed to lead healthy financial lives – tools often reserved for the wealthy.

We began our journey by bringing together two industry-leading firms to form a foundation in tax-smart investing that is unreplaceable in the industry. TaxAct is an innovative tax software company that helps more than 4 million Americans prepare their own taxes each year. HD Vest is the first firm in the world to make it possible for tax professionals to support clients’ wealth management needs (now over $45B for more than 300,000 Americans).

We now turn to the next leg, developing the technological tools that make our vision of financial health for all a reality. Atypical for the financial services industry, we take a contemporary approach to strategy and product development that is founded in user insights, rapid testing and a singular focus on driving end-user value.

Since charting new territory on a daily basis is part of everyone’s job at Blucora, we’ve attracted team members who thrive on the challenge, encourage each other, and are passionately committed to the goal. If you agree that problem- solving is a team sport, and feel energized by a good debate, deep dive research, or a fun night out with colleagues, we might be the right firm for you!

Position Summary

Are you passionate about software development? Interested in cutting edge projects in fintech space? Working on homebrew/open source projects?

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to join our software development team and work on the next generation of our software products in tax preparation and financial advisory markets. We are a fast moving, get-things-done bunch looking to leverage the latest mobile and cloud-based tooling and microservices-based design to disrupt traditional tax filing industry and delight our users with the seamless, high-touch experience across online, mobile and IoT platforms.

If you are an energetic, driven self-starter willing to roll up your sleeves and learn, give us a call – and bring your GitHub!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Designing and developing high quality next generation of mobile and web based software applications that will be used by a large number of online and mobile customers.
  • Collaborate with Tax Development, Marketing and Product Managers to design, implement and test software applications.
  • Refactoring of the existing applications to enable scalability, performance and conversion to cloud-based software as a service paradigm.
  • Review technical requirements and develop code in a variety of programming languages for our web based enterprise application.
  • Remain up to date with the latest software and computer technology.
  • Respond to technical requests regarding assigned application or component.
  • Remain up to date with the latest software and computer technology.
  • Works as individual or participates as a member of a software development team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent in education and business experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft development stack and development lifecycle tooling ( C#, ASP.NET MVC/Web API/WCF, SQL Server, Visual Studio, TFS). NET Core a plus.
  • Experience in service oriented architecture and frameworks (NServiceBus, Mass Transit), microservices, messaging (Rabbit MQ, MSMQ, Azure Service Bus/ Event Hub), and micro services – oriented patterns a strong plus.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (MS Azure, AWS).
  • Experience with containerization technology (Docker) a plus, especially for MS stack.
  • Experience with Mongo a plus.
  • Experience with modern front-end and server-side JavaScript MVC frameworks (Angular.js preferred, Node.js a plus).
  • Experience with HTML5. Bootstrap, CSS.
  • Minimum of 0-5 years’ application development experience.
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies, Scrum preferred.

Comprehensive Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) with company match.

Tax Act, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Tax Act, Inc considers information gathered in the hiring process, including information on this application, confidential, and only shares it on a need-to know basis or as required by law. Please let us know if you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process.

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