Software Developer (Azure Specialism)

Information Technology Durham, North Carolina



Software Developer

Job Purpose:

Contributing to the development and continuous modernization of our core logistics operations management system, Marken Maestro, with particular focus and experience with evolving towards Azure cloud technology.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be committed to continuous improvement, refactoring, TDD and pair programming to achieve technical excellence and understand how this supports long-term customer value.
  • Understand how to work in agile teams, with incremental and iterative development as key to deal with uncertainty and maintain flow.
  • Work directly with end-users, business analysts and quality assurance, playing an active role in planning and user story development.
  • Collaborate with colleagues (including vendor teams) on improving skills and practices.
  • Develop user stories to meet user needs.
  • Contribute to planning meetings, working with BA and QA as necessary to question, refine and size user stories to enable them for development.
  • Understand the importance of code refactoring (and when and how to apply it) to maintain system quality.
  • Help your team design and build new functionality to best leverage an evolution towards cloud technology in Azure.
    • Understanding good times to take advantage Azure (and when not to).
    • Evaluating and understanding the trade-offs of distributing a system in services vs. better-factored monoliths.
    • Knowledge of the solution options Azure offers, evaluating them and choosing well.
  • Limited travel for regular team meet-ups

Qualifications and skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience in C#.NET (Framework 4.x or Core/Standard).
  • 5+ years’ experience in related industry – Logistics would be ideal but platform-heavy businesses such as Retail/Banking/Insurance are also relevant.
  • Agile mindset & XP development practices: Refactoring, Pair programming, TDD, BDD, CI/CD, Evolutionary System Architecture
  • Exposure to designing and building software systems using object-oriented and event-driven approaches in a domain-driven design paradigm.
  • Experience of use of Azure DevOps for managing development, deployment, etc.
    • In particular, setting up and maintaining development and deployment pipelines from Azure Devops into Azure Cloud, utilizing ARM/Bicep templates where sensible.
  • Experience of SOA options within Azure, including ARM/Bicep, ACI, App Services, Docker, Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ, virtualisation, Application Insights, Kusto, Application Gateway, SignalR services and Blob Storage.
  • Strong use of git.
  • Experience and comfort with use of LINQ.
  • An innovator, looking and promoting your ideas for ways to improve both technology and process.
  • Work well in a self-managing team, using agreement to help everyone to perform well together.
  • Flexible attitude and able to embrace rapid change.
  • A team player with high standards, including collaboration with vendor teams.
  • Good communicator able to work well with users and management in one’s business.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused and prioritize competing demands.

Strongly Advantageous:

  • Blazor WebAssembly
  • MassTransit
  • Experience in continuously modernizing a system while maintaining true 24/7/365 system availability (Clinical Trials do not stop for weekends or even holiday seasons!)
  • BDD (in particular using Specflow)
  • Experience in the use of ORM
    • Fluent NHibernate would be best, but Entity Framework would also apply.
  • Experience of use of Azure in regulatory environments (understanding how to deliver them in a compliant manner, etc.).
  • Use of Azure notification Hubs etc. and mobile app data sync in general.
Nice to have:
  • Azure Certification
  • SQL Server (in particular 2016 and later)

Marken is a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS and is a critical part of UPS Healthcare. Marken offers a state-of-the-art GMP-compliant depot network and logistic hubs for clinical drug product storage and distribution worldwide, and supports cell and gene therapy logistics services from clinical to commercial, while maintaining the leading position for Direct-to-Patient and Home Healthcare services, biological sample shipments and biological kit production.

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