Sr. Application Development and Support Engineer (location flexible within the U.S.)

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.

Position Summary

The Sr. Application Development and Support Engineer performs complex professional work in systems development designing, implementing, supporting, and enhancing solutions supporting functions and processes in service to corporate business partners in Finance, Human Resources, Legal and other miscellaneous business units. They review and analyze business requirements for projects with a wide range of complexity at varying levels of impact to organization-wide initiatives. They contribute to the design of solutions, document technical specifications and implement those solutions following TNC project delivery and software development methodologies leveraging industry best practices.  This position will serve as technical lead and mentor for modernizing the processes for application development and solution delivery.  This position will serve as the technology lead on business sponsored projects as well as application maintenance projects related to upgrades, conversions, and modifications.  They will perform tasks assigned as required to deliver projects and maintain applications in operation providing support for production problems as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, or a related field and three years of experience in programming and systems design.
  • Experience and expert knowledge of SQL server, Transact-SQL, SQL performance Tuning, ETL processes and relational database systems modeling.
  • Experience designing tables, database models, developing and optimizing stored procedures, views and functions for business rule application and report generation.
  • Experience with Visual Basic, XML, .NET and use of API frameworks and web services (RESTful and/or SOAP) for application integration.
  • Experience with agile delivery methodologies and processes, Scrum and Kanban in particular, as well as knowledge and experience with CI/CD, release/configuration management, version control practices and toolsets such as: Jenkins, Ansible, CloudFormation, Bitbucket & Git.
  • Experience with the systems development life cycle, software development frameworks, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience analyzing complex system-wide technical specifications and interfaces, debugging applications programs, and producing effective user and technical documentation.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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