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Title:  SR Software Engineer

Job ID:  1460

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. 


We are innovators, developers, data scientists, regulatory specialists, advisors, thinkers and doers. Become part of a team that believes in providing the right solutions, foresight and advice to the world’s leading clients in moments that matter. If you are looking for a culture dedicated to meaningful work that helps clients and partners achieve their goals, and shape our communities, join DFIN.
Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to evolve our proprietary document management system into a modern, scalable solution. You will be responsible for writing new RESTful microservices which replace current components in our ecosystem. If you are committed to delivering reliable, maintainable, performant and scalable software, this is the role for you. Come be part of an innovative and growing team that cares about you, your personal growth and development. This role is available at our Chicago office.


● Take shared ownership of complex problems and provide solutions with minimal direction.
● Analyze requirements to determine design feasibility within time and cost constraints.
● Share accountability with software development timelines.
● Design object oriented software using best-practice standards
● Implement object oriented software using defensive programming and exception handling, design patterns and object oriented programming (OOP) principles like SOLID.
● Test software with traceability back to requirements using autonomous frameworks
● Create and support Continuous Delivery workflows
● Follow and improve agile software development process and practice.
● Identify and reduce technical debt.
● Set an example of software engineering best practices that junior engineers can follow
● Support legacy VB components until they are superseded by modernization efforts
● Move business logic out of stored procedures into APIs
● Contribution to meet delivery deadlines
● Object orientation analysis & design (OOAD) is part of your daily working agile methodology, including the application of design patterns and OOP principles such as SOLID; you create class, component, sequence, system, and deployment diagrams.
● Adherence to best-practice software engineering including separation of concerns, high cohesion, low coupling, modularization, encapsulation and information hiding, interfaces & dependency injection; you can think abstractly and transform your thinking into practical implementation.
● Performance monitoring and scalability is part of your architecture and design work, not an afterthought in implementation.


● At least 7 years of software engineering experience
● Minimum 5 years experience with C#/.NET
● Experience with Visual Basic & Oracle PL/SQL
● At least 2 years experience in Test Driven Development & modern automated test frameworks
● Experience in Continuous Integration & Delivery workflows
● API-first design: building scalable RESTful APIs

Preferred Experience & Skills
● 2 years experience in front-end web engineering
● RESTful API design and publishing via IDLs like Swagger
● Relational database experience (Oracle, MS-SQL)
● Knowledge or experience with cloud platforms (Azure)
● Understanding or experience with Docker & Kubernetes
● Proficient with git & git flow branching models
● Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Math, or Computer/Electrical Engineering.
● Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, experience working with geographically distributed teams
● Proven success delivering solutions for diverse problems

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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