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The Weather Channel is hiring a Software Engineer (cross platform, mobile, web, tablet)

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Post #: 11
Title: Software Engineer - Decision Support

Reports to: Software Development Manager
Department: Aviation
Location: Andover, MA
Description: The Software Engineer will develop cross-platform (web, mobile, tablet) Aviation products for WSI customers. You will work side by side with the product owner, product design, and customers to understand requirements and build great solutions. You will have an instinctive feel for design and take tremendous pride in the products the team produces. You will understand object-oriented design and leverage design patterns to expedite time to market. You will be part of a fun, fast-paced and highly collaborative product development team leveraging Agile methodologies to deliver new functionality in incremental iterations

Core WSI Attributes:
• Ethical Conduct & Integrity
• Customer Focused
• Results Oriented
• Innovative and Strategic Thought
• Technical & Professional Competence

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Build web pages using jQuery, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
• Build platform native mobile and tablet apps
• Potentially write RESTful web services for cross platform applications hosted on IIS for consumption by web and mobile clients
• Prepare, collaborate on, and review Software Engineering designs and implementations
• Contribute to and review Product Marketing and Product Design application requirements
• Contribute to and review QA test strategy and plans.
• Evaluate industry standards, best practices, and other techniques for application in WSI products.
• Apply communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to drive team results.

• 3-5 years experience commercial software development.
• BS/MS in Computer Science or other technical degree.
• MVC a plus
• Experience with Agile software development methodology

Skills/Competencies Required:
• Strong CSS or mobile developer skills
• Native app development on at least one major platform (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)
• Experience with one or more: Objective C / iOS, Java / Android, WP7
• Experience developing data-driven web applications (AJAX)
• Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, wiki, and white-boarding)
• Problem Solver: Solves problems quickly and thoroughly; effectively looks for support when necessary; volunteers to tackle the appropriate hard problems; is tenacious and innovative
• Takes complete ownership of assigned tasks, judges themselves by the success of the effort; extends ownership beyond their assigned tasks and goes the extra mile to assure project success
Is a team player; is quick to resolve issues that impact clients whatever their source

The Weather Channel is the world's leading cross-platform media company with a portfolio that includes The Weather Channel television network, TWC digital properties (, mobile and tablet applications) and Weather Services International (WSI). Headquartered in Cobb County since 1982, The Weather Channel brand has connected millions of consumers by providing the most accurate weather forecasts, 24 hours a day. Seen in more than 100 million U.S. households, The Weather Channel network is one of the most widely-distributed cable networks. The Weather Channel online properties reach 60 million unique Web consumers each month. This includes 32 million consumers monthly through on mobile Web and mobile apps. TWC has the No.1 app on all smartphones and is the second most used app on all smartphones. WSI provides business-to-business weather services to media, aviation, marine and energy sectors.

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