I am hiring a full-time RB developer to take over development and architecture of 2 major RB apps. One is a desktop app that we will be porting to a web app. One is a desktop app that has HTTP server functionality. We will take that slice of the app (a translations QA Checker) and rebuild it as a headless server app, running on linux. Both apps will be integrated with a commercial translation management system (TMS) via a SOAP/WSDL API. There are also a variety of small scripts and things that need to be maintained and authored to support the translations team. Most are currently in Perl, but we could agree on a different scripting language if you prefer, and it's workable.
This is a corporate environment (Medtronic is the world's largest manufacturer of medical devices), but you will be working with a small, pretty unique group here (Minneapolis) and with our colleagues in the Netherlands.
This project is already approved and funded. It is a 2 year project, and I can't promise anything beyond that at this point, but my goal is to make this a contract-to-hire, permanent position.
If you know someone you think might be interested, please pass this on. I can also send a PDF of the job description, contact me through here (I don't log in here all that often, but will try over next few weeks to check once a day), or through email@example.com
Title: ATOM Principal IT Developer
Part-Time / Full-Time: Full-Time
Employee / Contractor: Contractor
Length: 2 Years
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Main Purpose of Job
Responsible for the architecture, system design, implementation, maintenance, and evolution of the MDT Portal and MDT QA Checker components of the ATOM (Advanced Translation for One Medtronic) System. Responsible for designing, managing, and maintaining the integration between the MDT Portal web application, MDT QA Checker Server, XTM TM Server, memoQ Translation Editor, and other components of the ATOM system. Performs unit testing and documentation of ATOM System software and other software used by Medtronic Translations department. Develops miscellaneous single-purpose scripts and applications to support Medtronic Translations department.
Main Job Duties/Responsibilities
User requirements – Understands ATOM user requirements as documented
Software methodology – Selects the software development languages and tools used by the ATOM team.
Software design – Works with the ATOM Business Analyst to understand users’ needs, design software to meet these needs, and prototype software designs as needed to confirm functionality. Primary development platform is REAL Software REAL Studio. MDT Portal is a web application, MDT QA Checker is a UI-less server application.
Unit testing – Performs unit testing of ATOM system software, to ensure that the software meets the requirements as documented and does not cause regressions or unintended consequences.
Integration testing – Quickly corrects any errors discovered during integration testing of ATOM system software.
Validation testing – Quickly corrects any errors discovered during validation testing of ATOM system software.
Documentation – Ensures that complete and accurate documentation (e.g. ATOM System Design document) is created as needed for ATOM system software for each ATOM release. Does not write user documentation.
B.S. in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
7 years of experience in architecting and developing software tools
2 years of experience in creating and deploying web apps
1 year of experience in using SOAP or other WSDLs
Ability to develop, document, and unit test complex systems software
Demonstrated expertise in software development methodologies and tool use. This includes software development planning, strategy, estimation and scheduling, aligning development schedule with overall project schedule, and delivery of software to schedule.
Experience developing complex, web-based software applications
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
Experience and skills in understanding requirements, developing software, and unit testing of software to requirements
Experience with object-oriented programming languages (e.g. C#, VB.NET, Java)
Experience with scripting languages (e.g. Perl, UNIX shell scripts, etc.)
Experience with SQL language and relational databases
Experience with UNIX shell scripting, system environments, and file systems
Extensive experience working with complex regular expressions
Experience with Microsoft Windows client environments
Experience with publishing systems, markup languages, and localization
Additional coursework or experience in software development (methodologies and tools)
Experience with complex products, especially electronic products and/or medical devices
Demonstrated expertise in process thinking and automation bias
Experience in and familiarity with audit compliance process in a highly regulated environment
Experience in an international organization
Experience with XML publishing tools (e.g. editing and publishing software, command languages, DTDs, FOSIs, XSL-FO)
Experience developing project management software
Experience with business reports and reporting tools
Experience with RealBasic programming
Experience with translation profession and tools
Supporting processes and tools in a translation environment
Experience with XLIFF
Experience with SRX and/or other segmentation methods
Knowledge of translation memory and other computer-assisted-translation (CAT) tools
Experience developing file filters for CAT tools
Experience supporting or developing translation quality checking tools
Physical Requirements: None