Urban Science

Associate Software Development College Recruiting Anticipated Hiring June 2020

Location US-CA-Long Beach
Posted Date 4 months ago(2/26/2020 5:21 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Solution Engineering and Implementation

Overview and Summary

If you have a passion to excel, curiosity, and the commitment to go the extra mile to solve the toughest business problems, we want you on our team.  It takes a special person to work at Urban Science.  We are analytical problem solvers on the move and we are much more than just computer geeks. 


POSITION OVERVIEW: The Associate Software Engineer will support software design and implementation, which includes developing and testing features for future applications and supporting existing applications. These teams provide state-of-the-art proprietary solutions to our global clients utilizing cutting-edge technology.  Under supervision, the Associate Software Engineer will develop and maintain Urban Science software solutions based on a set of given requirements.


COMPANY OVERVIEW:Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry. We leverage a scientific methodology to help our client partners sell more vehicles, improve profitability and increase customer loyalty.  And we do that by helping solve their toughest challenges including planning an optimal dealership network, improving individual dealer performance and efficiently converting sales leads into sales. In short, we guide business through science and we've been doing this since 1977.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program and implement new functionality for the Urban Science software applications (including design, coding, participation in code reviews, unit testing, and configuration/release management).
  • Participate in the development of design specifications with other members of the software development team.
  • Adhere to, support, and continuously improve processes.
  • Create necessary technical documentation in support programming and design activities such as release notes, code comments, use cases, and training materials.

Qualifications - Education and Experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to learn and use Urban Science’s Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Familiar with a variety of web languages such as (HTML, XHTML, .NET, CSS, JavaScript).
  • Familiar with (or desire and ability to learn) tools such as C#, Java, and ASP.NET.
  • Familiar with (or desire and ability to learn) database systems such as SQL Server or Oracle.
  • Experience with Basic Unit Testing.
  • Web service experience (WF and WCF) preferred.
  • Able to break down requirements into smaller tasks for more accurate estimations with guidance using given requirements and the existing conceptual design.
  • Able to take the given requirements and existing high level design to create simple detail level designs.
  • Able to understand relational database fundamentals and simple data structures.
  • Ability to create and modify basic SQL queries.
  • Able to develop and maintains automated unit tests and integration tests with supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands, manage multiple concurrent tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Change Management.
  • Relationship Building Skills.
  • Leadership Skills.
  • Communication.
  • Creative Thinking (Problem Solving Skills).
  • Business Understanding.
  • Buy-in, Advocacy, Change Management.



  • Must have Baccalaureate degree in an appropriate field from an accredited U.S. college or university, equivalent foreign institution, or equivalent experience.
  • Exposure to basic software development and testing methodologies (performance/load testing, scaffolding development, interactive development, configuration management).
  • Experience with databases and product development process are a plus.
  • SQL and MS .NET Certifications are a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified. The job may require additional hours beyond the normal 40-hour workweek.T


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