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Position: Software Engineer – Entry Level
Company: Katapult Network
Location: Minneapolis MN US

We are seeking an entry level Software Engineer to join a growing tech company. This position will be a provide technical guidance and work closely with sales team an account managers to provide excellent support and consulting to a network of current clients. This is a great role for anyone ready to take their career to the next level.

Tasks

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
  • Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation.
  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
  • Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance.
  • Supervise the work of programmers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel.
  • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met.
  • Obtain and evaluate information on factors such as reporting formats required, costs, and security needs to determine hardware configuration.
  • Determine system performance standards.
  • Train users to use new or modified equipment.
  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration.
  • Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.
  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan computer specifications and layouts, and peripheral equipment modifications.

Work Activities

  • Interacting With Computers – Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Thinking Creatively – Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Analyzing Data or Information – Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Processing Information – Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge – Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates – Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events – Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others – Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies – Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships – Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information – Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities – Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

Skills

  • Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.
  • Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Operations Analysis – Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Persuasion – Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities

  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Category Flexibility – The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Fluency of Ideas – The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Near Vision – The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Number Facility – The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Selective Attention – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Originality – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Work Styles

  • Analytical Thinking – Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Attention to Detail – Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability – Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Innovation – Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Cooperation – Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Achievement/Effort – Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Independence – Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Persistence – Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Leadership – Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Initiative – Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Stress Tolerance – Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Self Control – Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Social Orientation – Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Concern for Others – Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Computer servers

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Backup or archival software
  • Configuration management software
  • Content workflow software
  • Data base management system software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Development environment software
  • Document management software
  • Enterprise application integration software
  • Graphical user interface development software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Operating system software
  • Program testing software
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software
  • Transaction security and virus protection software
  • Web platform development software

Knowledge

  • College Degree in Computer Scinece, IT or related
  • Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Telecommunications – Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Communications and Media – Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Law and Government – Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Sales and Marketing – Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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