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Staff Software Engineer, Enterprise Shared Services

Company: Credit Acceptance
Location: Southfield
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Credit Acceptance is proud to be an award-winning company with local and national workplace recognition in multiple categories! Our world-class culture is shaped by dedicated Team Members who share a drive to succeed as professionals and together as a company. A great product, amazing people and our stable financial history have made us one of the largest used car finance companies nationally.Our Engineering and Analytics Team Members utilize the latest technology to develop, monitor, and maintain complex practices that help optimize our success. Our Team Members value being challenged, are encouraged to express their ideas, and have the flexibility to enjoy work life balance. We build intrinsic value by partnering with all functions of our business to support their success and make strategic business decisions. We focus on professional development and continuous improvement while enjoying a casual work environment and Great Place to Work culture!As a Staff Software Engineer, you are a member of a cross-functional agile development team that analyzes, designs, codes, tests and delivers software features. A staff engineer has enough experience to collaborate with business partners and stakeholders about the business needs and processes with the ability to transform those discussions into design and ultimately code. A staff engineer will take on a technical lead role and lead the team through technical requirements and challenges.Outcomes and Activities:

  • This position will work from home; occasional planned travel to an assigned Southfield, Michigan office location may be required. However, this position is permitted to work at a Southfield, Michigan office location if requested by the team member.
  • Design and develop software and improve existing code to make it more efficient to detect bugs in the code
  • Write unit-tests and validate your software against acceptance criteria
  • Evolve and transform the design and architecture of applications towards leading edge technologies and practices
  • Author, apply and advocate for team coding, documenting and testing standards
  • Conduct impact analysis to proactively identify impact of a change across multiple applications
  • Learn the business process domain to better support the business and align technologies with the business process
  • Experiment and test ideas, validate assumptions against needs, reach conclusions and recommend solutions
  • Lead code reviews and communicate application changes
  • Document code and projects so others can easily understand, maintain and support
  • Debug the problems which arise in production and propose effective solutions within the application and across multiple applications
  • Read, write and review design documents
  • Contribute to team's sprint commitments and actively participate in our Agile practices, including recommendations for process improvement
  • Lead continuous learning activities to improve design and code quality as well as to increase application domain knowledge
  • Participate in the talent selection process
  • Act as a mentor to guide and review the code, designs and documentation of less experienced software engineers Competencies: The following items detail how you will be successful in this role.
    • Development: Develops solutions using standards and best practices of the applications language. Writes code that implements the design that is testable, extensible, efficient and maintainable.
    • Impact Analysis: Understand the rationale behind and how changes impact the enterprise and/or applications and across the technical ecosystem.
    • Solution Design: Ability to translate high level requirements to create and implement designs that meet the needs of the customer, are technically sound, maintainable and cost effective. Ability to identify missing or ambiguous requirements. Ability to design at both high and low levels of abstraction, understand complex requirements and translate into understandable solutions. Ability to accurately estimate based on requirements.
    • Technical Domain: Have an understanding of the technical domain, including the application architecture, design and data of the application they support and systems to which it interfaces.
    • Facilitation Techniques: Organize, support and/or conduct workshops, meetings, presentations specific to the objectives of each, problem to be solve, and needs of the audience.Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or closely related field of study; or equivalent work experience
      • Minimum 10 years of software engineering experience
      • 5+ years of recent Java development experience
      • Experience in the lead role overseeing technical direction of a team of software engineering talent across multiple applications
      • Strong understanding and use of one or more object-oriented programming languages and design patterns
      • Practical experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including Agile/SCRUM and Waterfall
      • Practical experience in data modeling, design and messaging
      • Experience working on mission-critical enterprise class applications
      • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor less experienced team members
      • Willingness to participate in an on-call rotationPreferred:
        • Experience in cloud native architecture
        • Experience with building and deploying scalable microservices
        • Advanced understanding of IDEs, have the ability to navigate through them quickly and leverage advanced features to improve your performance
        • In-depth usage and creation of application programming interfaces (API) and frameworks in their particular field: JSON, Rest/SOAP based Web Services, JUnit, Jenkins and Bitbucket preferred
        • Experience in API security, analytics, throttling, caching, logging, request and response modifications
        • Experience in creating REST API documentation using Swagger or similar tools desirable
        • Ability to use DDL to create database objects and relationships, construct advanced queries, and optimize query performance
        • Financial services industry experienceKnowledge and Skills:
          • Ability to challenge the status quo and influence stakeholders to create innovative solutions
          • Be collaborative with other team members, seeking a diversity of thought to meet business outcomes
          • Ability to foster strong relationships across the organization
          • Bring a strong understanding of relevant and emerging technologies, provide input and coach team members and embed learning and innovation in the day-to-day
          • Experience and understanding of how to connect the work being done and how it drives business value
          • Ability to communicate complex technical information (both verbal and written) to all levels, including senior leadership Targeted Compensation: Base salary of $150,000+ with an annual performance bonus planINDCSLP#zip#LI-RemoteOur Company Values:To be successful in this role, Team Members need to be:
            • Positive by maintaining resiliency and focusing on solutions
            • Respectful by collaborating and actively listening
            • Insightful by cultivating innovation, accumulating business and role specific knowledge, demonstrating self-awareness and making quality decisions
            • Direct by effectively communicating and conveying courage
            • Earnest by taking accountability, applying feedback and effectively planning and priority settingExpectations:
              • Remain compliant with our policies processes and legal guidelines
              • All other duties as assigned
              • Attendance as required by departmentAdvice!We understand that your career search may look different than others. Our hiring team wants to make sure that this would be a fit not just for us, but for you long term. If you are actively looking or starting to explore new opportunities, send us your application! P.S.We have great details around our stats, success, history and more. We're proud of our culture and are happy to share why - let's talk!Required degrees must have been earned at institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.Credit Acceptance is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for all. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and value a culturally diverse workforce. We believe in ensuring all team members demonstrate mutual respect for one another. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics like age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.California Residents: Please click for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) notice regarding the personal information Credit Acceptance may collect from you.Play the video below to learn more about our Company culture.

Keywords: Credit Acceptance, Southfield , Staff Software Engineer, Enterprise Shared Services, IT / Software / Systems , Southfield, Michigan

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