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Senior Software Engineer at OCLC, Inc.

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Dublin, Ohio

Job Description:

You have a life. We like that about you.

At OCLC, we believe you'll do the best work of your life when you're living the best life possible.

We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today's libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.

Technology with a Purpose. OCLC supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world.  OCLC provides shared technology services, original research and community programs that help libraries meet the ever-evolving needs of their users, institutions, and communities. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries.

The Job Details are as follows:

The Senior Software Engineer will perform analysis and design of software programs and systems and create, analyze, design, modify and test programs and systems.


  • Uses industry standard programming techniques to translate requirements and designs into code.

  • Analyze and solve problems in existing systems.

  • Design, code and test multiple modules of a system in a timely manner.

  • Participates in unit, system and acceptance testing by designing tests, building test data, test execution and evaluation.  Along with recommending/making improvements/fixes to the tested system.

  • Assists in developing and interpreting requirements.

  • Follows all OCLC ISO-9000 procedures and the SDLC, as they pertain to their work unit, and continually seeks improvements to development procedures.

  • Participates in major architectural reviews and plans.

  • Plans and participates in load, capacity, and performance analysis and/or testing.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline required

  • 5 years of software development, five years of JAVA programming required

  • Experience with the following technologies is a must -- JAVA, Object Oriented Design (and UML notation and patterns), Servlets, Spring-loC, MVC (Spring), JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, FreeMarker (or JSP or similar), AspectJ, Maven, Gradle

  • Experience in designing REST APIs, Familiarity with OpenAPI, API testing tools such as Postman.

  • Experience with JPA (Hibernate, Oracle TopLink, etc.).

  • Experience with Linux (or any UNIX for that matter) required

  • Experience with MySQL, Postgre SQL is desired.

  • Experience with Spring Boot, Spring Security OAuth 2, RestVue, Angular desired

  • Familiarity with unit testing, integration testing and performance/stress testing

  • Application observability with Micrometer, Prometheus, Graphana, etc. desired.

  • Excellent communication skills is a must

  • Ability to implement industry standard programming techniques by Mastering advanced fundamental software development concepts, practices, and procedures, and having the ability to analyze and solve problems in existing systems.

  • Must have the ability to concentrate on a strictly technical focus, project management or a combination of the two depending on interests and project load of the work unit.

Technical Focus:

  • Expert in at least one discipline (UI, telecom, database, performance, etc.) on a single product or research project.

  • Has successfully implemented multiple major areas of functionality.

  • Participates as technical lead in sub-projects.

  • Works with other areas in implementing significant architectural changes.

  • Project Management Focus

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and communicate in a team environment.

  • Experience using agile methodologies, Kanban

Working Conditions: Normal office environment.

ADA/EAA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be the principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

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