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Title:  Principal Software Engineer

Job ID:  1772

Chicago, IL, US

Category:  Information Technology

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Job Summary

We are looking for technical team members at all levels who want to push themselves to deliver best in market SaaS solutions. We offer a challenging environment where you will have to grow, adapt and use your skills consistently. Success will be the reward as we build solutions for the moments that matter for our customers.

  • Participate in the Agile software development (Scrum/Kanban) from concept design, to full-stack code and testing. 
  • Write concise, clear, well-tested and well-documented code with quality that adheres to industry best practices. 
  • Optimize code for quality, performance, scalability, efficiencies and security; through testing, code scanning, refactoring and monitoring. 
  • Collaborate with product owners to define/refine requirements, break down into development tasks, estimate effort, and plan milestones & deliverables. 
  • Identify opportunities for innovation, improvement of software architecture and cloud infrastructure; and/or offer new ideas. 
  • Understands that systems are to be operated and monitoring and metrics are important. 
  • Advocate for simplicity, reliability, manageability, scalability, extensibility, reusability and performance. 
  • Be a proactive team member who contributes, collaborates and demonstrates positive behavior. 
  • Provide development expertise to team members through education and review.  
  • Makes sure to constantly address technical debt - escalating when it becomes a risk to quality or timely delivery of our software. 
  • Carries out root cause analysis on defects to ensure fixes are happening in the right way. 
  • 10+ years of experience designing and building scalable data-driven software applications. 
  • Experience designing services based and/or tiered web and mobile applications. 
  • Experience in .Net Framework, ASP.Net, VB.Net, C#, Web Services (WCF/Web API), RESTful web services, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Azure DevOps. 
  • Experience developing secure code meeting OWASP standards 
  • Experience working in a continuous integration and deployment environment. 
  • Proven time management, organizational and follow-up skills to meet deadlines. 
  • Strong work ethic and professionalism. 
  • BS in Computer Science, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent work experience.

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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