Grantham University Software Developer I in Lenexa, Kansas

Software Developer I

Position: Software Developer I

Location: Lenexa, KS

COMPANY OVERVIEW:Be a Life Changer! Grantham University is a nationally accredited online University founded in 1951 by a veteran to serve active duty and retired military service members, along with other non-traditional students. Since our move from Slidell, Louisiana, to the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area in 2005, we have grown steadily and have added jobs to the community. If you are looking for a rewarding position with an organization that allows you to positively change lives every day through the power of education, look no further than Grantham University.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Software Developer I designs, develops, and supports one or more software systems or integrations. The individual in this role has a solid grasp of object oriented design and development as well as strong problem solving and logic skills. This position gets direction on technology from the IT Manager and direction on requirements from the Scrum Master of the project team. This position is located on site in Lenexa, KS.


  • As part of a team, decompose development work into tasks and estimate effort.

  • Following task list of team-defined goals

  • Write and debug object oriented and procedure code

  • Write and debug SQL or web service proxy code using

  • Write and update system documentation

  • Resolve and document issues in support and project tracking systems

  • Deliver high quality, rigorously tested systems that conform to user acceptance criteria.

  • Must be able to reverse engineer and refactor applications previously developed for the purpose of adding functionality, implementing bug fixes, or automated unit testing

  • Able to communicate progress and plan with team daily

  • Learn and utilize software engineering best practices

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s Degree from accredited college or university in Computer Science or Information Systems; or relevant and equivalent work experience

  • Prior development experience using C# .NET to design and develop web applications and/or web services a plus

  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge in one or all of the following:

  • NET Web Services or WCF Services

  • Application development with ASP.NET WebForms or MVC

  • Sharepoint Webparts

  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge of the .Net Framework

  • Basic knowledge of SQL, Transact-SQL, and/or PL-SQL to include writing queries, functions, views, and procedures in support of application development

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Database Server

  • Basic understanding of relational database analysis, design, and normal forms

  • Familiarity with design patterns

  • Practical understanding of object oriented design

  • Agile development experience a plus

  • Test Driven Development/Unit Testing Experience a plus

  • Team City or Continuous Integration a plus

  • Previous experience in the higher education industry a plus

  • Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.

  • Able to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, staff, administrators, vendors, and members of the general public).

  • Language Skills: Able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Able to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Able to effectively present information to executive management, faculty, staff, students, and/or board of directors.

  • Reasoning Ability:Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

  • Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone).

  • Occasionally required to walk, stand.

  • Specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • Integrity – operates within the highest ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of the position

  • Motivated/Results Oriented – fantastic record of personal drive and the determination to succeed

  • Mission Oriented – passionate about helping others; ownership spirit with a competitive disciplined execution for results

  • Listening Skills – must be an active listener to insure client needs are fully understood and met

  • Influence – skilled at directing and motivating others towards personal, academic and professional success