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Software Engineer

Location: Apple Valley, MN (remote work during COVID-19)


Full Stack Software Engineer will be working with architect and senior engineers to enhance and create a program for delivering content to be used on assessment tests for multiple state contracts. The opportunity to work with AWS, C#, Angular to develop the next level system for Questar Assessment, Inc. You will become an instrumental piece in establishing and/or refining development standards across the breadth of products used both internally and customer facing. As Questar is evolving, you will be in the forefront of the use of serverless cloud applications and initiatives.                  

Questar’s code base primarily includes AWS/C#/ASP.NET Core/Angular/TypeScript/HTML5/CSS3, Restful APIs and WCF Services, open source internal tools, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database code. All code currently under source control using Git repositories.

You will assist with concerns ranging from code architecture and delivery. Your experience and knowledge will help to drive Questar’s student test taking platform to well perceived products that brings confidence and delight to students and teachers across districts in United Status.


  • Collaborate with engineers both in and outside your direct team on implementation and release of code branches to effectively meet the product roadmap
  • Collaborate with Architects in best practices for code implementation with code reviews prior to deployment from the development environments
  • Work one-on-one and in small team groups to discuss and refine poorly performing code
  • Develop code with front-end developers to streamline and support online content authoring and publishing capability that is needed to feed new and innovative items to students across nation.
  • Develop clean code that utilize proven design pattern in a test-driven development environment
  • Become part of the development process, embracing the growth of the engineering culture. Sharing ideas for efficiencies and paving the way to clean code promotion.
  • Provide clear and consistent communication while working with business analyst roles to create better efficiencies for developers by shaping the nature of the BA’s work on business requirements and functional specification
  • Be an active participate in scrum ceremonies, with knowledge of the Agile and Kanban process of work
  • Effectively communicate your work, be able to provide accurate estimates and collaborate across teams to meet deliverables


  • Experience:  4+ years of software development using .NET/C#HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3, and Microsoft T-SQL.
  • Full-stack awareness from front-end to database design and development
  • Experience with at least one framework/library like bootstrap.js, foundation.js, angular.js, react.js
  • Experience with modern JavaScript library such as jQuery, backbone.js, modernizr.js, d3.js
  • Experience with cloud migrations and cloud native applications is a plus.
  • Ability to write clean, standardized, and code that performs optimally in highly concurrent environments.
  • Ability to consume and create APIs and web services using REST.
  • Experience with Waterfall and Agile development and familiarity with scrum
  • Experience with contribution to public open source front end development code base is a plus
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 compliance) and education accessibility standards (QTI/APIP, SIF, AIF) is a plus.

Personal Effectiveness

  • Clear, effective written communications.
  • Ability to be self-directed and motivated a MUST.
  • Team oriented, open, honest and collaborative – non-political approach.
  • Ability to listen and learn from others.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to test your code and code of your peers, ability to write and administer unit tests
  • Hard working, with “delivery to customer” in mind


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar discipline from an accredited four-year college or university

Other Requirements: 

  • Must be authorized to work in the US and not require visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area (long-term telecommuting not available)
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