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Senior Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA at NEC America

Date Posted: 11/18/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer

Job Code:

Organization Name:

Advanced Recognition Systems

Reporting Relationship:

Summary -

Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs. Code may be used in enterprise or end-user applications, such as traveller management, guest management, biometrics capture, or desktop applications products. Using current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications. Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. Provides in-depth technical trainings to internal engineering teams. May interact with government and enterprise customers to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. May provide technical guidance to less experienced software engineers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities -

20% Participate in development of functional specifications based on requirements inputs from the product team, and translate those functional specifications into high-level designs.

30% Develop and maintain application features, including design, coding, unit testing, documentation, and code review.

25% Develop and maintain components, frameworks, and libraries to promote code reuse, software scalability and performance, etc.

10% Provide inputs to team members to help resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of internal checks and controls.

15% Other tasks:

• Lead and contribute to team discussions such as design sessions, code reviews, etc.

• Perform performance optimization and testing.

• Assist with software release or build management.

• Help the test team in setting up test beds, resolving build issues etc.

• Mentor and provide on-the-job training to new and more junior co-workers.

Prerequisites -


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent


Six or more years of Software Development

Certifications, Licenses, etc:

None required.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills -

Language Skills:

Fluent in English

Mathematical Skills:

College level skill is required.

Reasoning Skills:

Must have good troubleshooting skills and problem solving skills.

Computer and/or Technical Skills:

Experience with JAVA/JMS/Junit or C#/C++ GUI, Oracle and SQL, scripting language like Python, Experience with SVN or equivalent source control tool(s)


Work Environment and Physical Demands -

General Work Environment:









Must be able to work under tight schedules.


Up to 25%


Supervisory Responsibility, if any:

This position may have some supervisory responsibilities.


Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC is a leading provider of innovative IT, biometrics, network, and communications products and solutions for service carriers and Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including healthcare, government, education, and hospitality. NEC delivers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications, and biometric security. NEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in over 44 countries and more than $37.5 billion in revenue. For more information, please visit

NEC Corporation of America and its subsidiaries is committed to the maximum utilization of all human resources and the goal of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic characteristics, height, weight, arrest record pertaining to misdemeanors or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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