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Software Eng- Sr in Lincolnshire, IL at NEC America

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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Job Description

NEC Enterprise Communication Technologies, Inc. (“NECECT”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation.  The company develops and supports a wide range of solutions, including Unified Communications, Software-defined networking, Video Analytics and IoT.

Position: Software Engineer - Sr.

Position Overview:

NEC ECT is currently seeking a Software Engineer sr.  The successful candidate will be a major contributor to the development of UNIVERGE 3C. The position offers abundant opportunities to learn and explore technologies in an Agile based development environment.

This role will contribute towards the design, analysis, coding and debugging of telephony and multimedia system software.  A major responsibility of this position is adding and documenting new features while enhancing the existing feature set. The engineer will also be responsible for defects repair in existing code and working with the support team to help resolving customer issues.

The candidate must:

  • Demonstrate technical maturity and the ability to take a leadership role at the project level.
  • Be proficient in all phases of the software life cycle, including gathering requirements, writing functional specifications, writing design specifications, coding, debugging, testing and documentation.
  • Have hands on experience supporting delivery through Agile methodologies 

Education Required:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Background / Experience Required:

Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 3 to 8 years of software development experience
  • Expertise in coding in C++ development, including templates and the Standard Template Library
  • Strong background in multithreaded, near real time software development
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Visual Studio , Microsoft Foundation Classes
  • Basic understanding of network programming (WinSock, TCP/IP)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with solving problems and delivering high quality results in a fast paced environment
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and self sufficient
  • Skills to demonstrate technical maturity and the ability to take a leadership role at the project level.
  • Skills to be proficient in all phases of the software life cycle, including gathering requirements, writing functional specifications, writing design specifications, coding, debugging, testing and documentation.
  • Must have hands on experience supporting delivery through Agile methodologies

Skills Desired:

  • Experience with VoIP, SIP, RTP , TLS, SNMP
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or other databases
  • Experience with web services, REST API, HTTP service
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies (Docker, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with building or supporting AWS, Azure based solutions
  • Experience working with automated build systems (Jenkins) 
  • Experience with Linux platform

Specialized Knowledge and Skills 
Language Skills: Excellent English written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
Mathematical Skills: Basic Math
Reasoning Skills: Ability to work effectively, add value as a team member and assume a leadership role with ability to train and disseminate information to other SEs as an extended virtual team.
The ability to display strength working closely with other team members, managers and clients is a key element of this position. In-depth industry knowledge in the appropriate market segment(s) and in-depth technical knowledge in at least one area of specialization/solution. 

Ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and add value & leadership as a team member for the team. Demonstrated technical knowledge and consultative skills. Ability to train and disseminate technical and competitive information within area of expertise.  Ability to understand complex technical and selling situations and the ability to solve the problem or solicit the required resources.
Computer and/or Technical Skills: Leading-edge technical knowledge and consultative skills above reproach, with in-depth industry knowledge in the appropriate market segment(s).

Work Environment and Physical Demands - 
General Work Environment: Office
Noise: Moderate
Standing/Lifting: 20 lbs.
Visual: Cleat
Stress: High

Supervisory Responsibility, if any:
No supervisory responsibility. 


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

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