Senior Software Developer (3726)

IT North Mankato, Minnesota


Position at The Occasions Group, Inc.

The Occasions Group, Inc is seeking a Senior Software Developer to design, code, document and verify high quality solutions. The applicant will have development/debugging experience with Biztalk, C#/ASP.NET  in a .NET environment and solid Microsoft SQL development experience.  The candidate must be able to work in a team environment and have strong communication skills. 



Shift Available

  • Monday – Friday 8 am -5 pm.  Approximately one Sunday morning per month for software releases.  Average 45 hrs/week


Responsibilities Include:

  • Work in a variety of applications to support our business objectives
  • Adhere to enterprise architecture strategies, principals, standards, policies and procedures
  • Translate customer issues/opportunities into technical solution/business requirements
  • Share knowledge and experience to enhance the technical capabilities of peers and build prospective opportunities
  • Committed to fostering and driving an environment and work output based on continuous improvement


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Engineering or Computer Science) or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience in a corporate setting
  • Deep understanding of and experience with full software development lifecycle
  • Prior experience building software solutions using C# and .Net
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience in development of IT products and service with verifiable instances of implementing one or more of the following:
    • ERP (Account Receivable/Payable, Shipping, Credit Card Processing, Reporting, Product Creation/Maintenance, Ordering, Routing, etc.)
    • SOA, Middleware, Messaging, API and Application services
  • Technologies includes C#, .NET, ASP.NET, MVC, TFS, WCF, WPF, XML, Biztalk, Microsoft SQL, communication protocols (TCP/IP, Web Services, SOAP)
  • Excellent research skills, ability to leverage available tools such as subscription services, trade press, Internet or other online services


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Test Driven Development and unit testing frameworks
  • Print Industry Experience – especially with Adobe InDesign


About Our Company

Our Total Rewards package of benefits and compensation reflects our bold commitment to creating opportunity and security for employees.


We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.


The Occasions Group grew out of the deep strength and broad experience of Taylor Corporation, our parent company.  We’ve evolved and grown from the initial acquisition in 1975 of Carlson Wedding Service (now Carlson Craft) in Mankato, MN. 


Our roots began in the wholesale market through Carlson Craft, and since then we have developed capabilities to go to market through multiple channels.  And since then we have strategically acquired or built additional facilities in North America, including locations in Sunman, Indiana; Rexburg, Idaho; and Waco, Texas.  With our unique assets and talents, we’re able to help you create custom programs so each of your customers feel special.