Lead Applications Developer

September 30, 2021

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located on Main Street in Columbia, S.C., AgFirst is committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive work environment. We believe in investing in our employees so they can help lead our $37 billion company into the future. If you are looking to fuel your professional development and gain exposure in the field of Information Technology apply today!

The Lead Applications Developer will perform a variety of programming assignments by using AgFirst standard development tools and methodologies. Build and maintain systems that meet stringent quality attributes such as performance and reliability. Exhibit technical leadership by promoting development best practices, sustainable frameworks, high performance and scalable solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to:
• Actively lead or participate in analyzing functional requirements, identify inaccuracies and inconsistencies
• Work independently with Business Analyst to develop and clarify requirements. When required guide other developers for such analysis
• Develop analysis diagrams such as use cases, flow diagrams etc. to document and communicate analysis results or issues to the project team
• Understand and use AgFirst design standards and guidelines for designing applications and software modules
• Help enhance these standards and guidelines
• Use Microsoft Development tools such as Visual Studio, VSTS, and SQL manager for software development
• Ensure application quality by implementing appropriate automation testing tools for unit testing, integration testing and regression testing
• Help maintain existing systems in production by analyzing performance and taking action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with manager and business owner
• Proactively devise methods to improve performance of applications
• Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being stored and processed
• Evaluate interrelationships between application components and ensure no unintended changes are introduced in to the system
• Participate and/or serve as a resource to technical solutions committees
• Maintain technical currency by keeping skills up to date through training, conferences, reading and collaboration with others

Required Qualifications:
• Education and/or experience equivalent to an Associate Degree in Computer Science, data processing or related field
• 7+ years of experience in Application development
• 5+ years of experience in .NET
• Experience with full stack application development including HTML, JavaScript, C#, MVC design pattern frameworks, RESTful web services, SQL databases and T-SQL programming skills
• Strong analytic, interpersonal and problem solving skills
• Experience with GitHub, TFS, Enterprise Service Bus, Message Brokers and DevOps preferred Experience with OutSystems preferred
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to troubleshoot software application issues by making programming changes and modification to configuration
• Responsibilities may require evening and weekend work in order to respond to support production software systems

Candidates can apply via the AgFirst careers’ website at https://www.agfirst.com/Careers/Welcome-to-AgFirst-careers.aspx