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Senior Developer at Blue Fish Development Group in Austin, TX - 12/5/07

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<CENTER><H2>Senior Developer</H2></CENTER>

<H3>Job Description</H3>

The senior developer is a key member of our team and a vital cog in solution delivery engine. At Blue Fish, the senior developers are the top technical people in the company and are looked to by other team members for technical leadership, team leadership and mentoring. Senior developers own the technical success of key solution components and often lead development teams.

Our projects are typically staffed with two to four developers and last from two to six months. They require a high degree of self-motivation and a focus on delivering client satisfaction. Although a great technical solution is one of the best ways to satisfy a client, we believe that timeliness, responsiveness, and expectation management are just as important.

We don't often create products from scratch - we integrate best of breed off-the-shelf products with the client's legacy environment in a way that solves their business problem. The ability to quickly learn diverse new technologies is a must.

We are looking for that incredibly rare intersection of outstanding people skills, top technical expertise, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. At Blue Fish, we run a lean shop with as little overhead as possible, so candidates must be very self-directed and know when to ask for help. Capabilities and characteristics similar to those we are seeking may be found in other firms in the role of senior consultants, team leaders, and development managers.

This position reports to a Practice Manager.


The senior developer is accountable for the technical success of the project. The solution must meet the technical and business requirements with elegance and high quality. The senior developer works closely with the project manager, the solutions architect, and other team members to ensure overall project success and a satisfied client. The senior developer´┐Żs primary responsibilities include:

  • Be a leader in the company and on your project teams.
  • Work with our chief architect to define a solution that achieves the technical and business objectives of the client.
  • Define the deliverable creation tasks and work with the project manager to flesh out a deliverable plan with an accurate estimate of time for each task within each deliverable.
  • Guide the project team to ensure they understand their deliverables and know the best practices for delivering them. Advise the team members on technical issues as they arise.
  • Be a mentor for developers.
  • Work closely with client technical team members to hand-off the solution and provide insight into the support and maintenance requirements for the solution.
  • Provide hands-on development of deliverables; often the most difficult development problems will fall to you.
  • Ensure that the solution is developed with high quality and that the team is leveraging the Blue Fish QA process.

  • <H3>Qualifications</H3>

    We have high expectations at Blue Fish. The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

    • A computer science degree (or similar) from a top notch university
    • A minimum of 5 years of previous software development and/or technical leadership experience
    • Object-Oriented Design and Programming (preferably using UML Design)
    • Java/JSP/J2EE Application Servers (Required)
    • Web Client User Interface Design [HTML/JavaScript] (Required)
    • XML (highly desired)
    • SQL Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, etc.)
    • Experience in a software professional services environment or similar consulting environment is a definite plust
    • Web Content Management experience is a definite plus
    • Enterprise Document Management experience is a definite plus
    • Documentum experience is a definite plus
    • A motivated self-starter with an excellent work ethic, high energy level, and strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Detail-oriented and able to manage a great deal of complexity and multiple priorities at one time
    • A passion for excellence and a disdain for missed expectations
    • Able to adapt to a rapidly evolving technical and commercial environment
    • Willing to adhere to and drive the use of methodologies
    • A collaborative working style
    • Willingness to travel when necessary, on an inconsistent schedule, with some projects occasionally requiring significant travel for short periods of time.
    • Complete commitment to client satisfaction
    • Permanent legal right to work in the United States; we are unable to consider candidates requiring visa sponsorship

    • <H3>The Company</H3>

      Blue Fish Development Group is a consulting firm helping companies manage and extract value from their intellectual assets. Our clients, among the most successful and trusted brands in their industries, leverage our specialized expertise, methodologies, and software for their critical enterprise content management needs.

      Blue Fish is a flexible, results-oriented organization full of smart, energetic, self-motivated people driven to achieve excellence. We are ruthless in our pursuit of client satisfaction. Our culture is open, fun, and tolerant, and we value an appreciation of life outside work. satisfaction. In 2007, Blue Fish was selected as one of the best places to work in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal.

      Blue Fish is located in fabulous Austin, Texas and serves clients nationwide.

      <H3>How To Apply</H3>

      Blue Fish offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with profit sharing and full benefits. To apply, send your resume to careers@bluefishgroup.com.
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